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Biotronik, ProMRI, AFFIRM, trial, ICD, MRI systems, EP Lab

Biotronik announced that its ProMRI and ProMRI AFFIRM studies have been published in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, validating the...

CMS, 2015 Impact Report, quality measures, business

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report (2015 Impact Report).

business, hospitals, spending, information technology, ICD-10, population health

A new, online report predicts where American hospitals will spend billions on healthcare technology in 2015, centering on ICD-10 migration and population health management solutions.

PE, pulmonary embolism, thrombolysis, Ekos, Ekosonic

The continuity within clinical conference topics from year to year and how presentations augment one another tells us a lot about where medicine is headed. Pulmonary embolism (PE) therapies were a...

Xarelto, rivaroxaban, Starter Pack, FDA, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Xarelto Starter Pack for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) treatment. The starter pack was designed to help...

Biotronik, Passeo-18 Lux, DCB, BIOLUX P-I, trial, drug eluting, balloon catheter

Biotronik announced that results of its BIOLUX P-I clinical study have been published in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. BIOLUX P-I was a prospective, international, multi-center,...

TomTec, AutoStrain, left ventricular function, advanced visualization, PACS

TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH introduced AutoStrain software for automated strain analysis and quantitative visualization of left ventricular function at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the...

CMS, ICD-10, transition, website, ICD-9, business, information technology

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working closely with stakeholders across the healthcare industry to provide support in transitioning to version 10 of the International...

Tryton Side Branch Stent, Pivotal IDE, bifurcation stent, bifurcation stent

Tryton Medical Inc. announced that results from the company’s pivotal clinical trial for the Tryton Side Branch Stent were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...

A study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual scientific meeting says 3-D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to...

ScImage, PicomSRI, quantification standards, cardiac PACS, ultrasound, echo

ScImage announced the immediate availability and deployment of updated quantification metrics based on guidelines published jointly in January 2015 by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...

Heart Imaging Technologies, Precession, cardiac magnetic resonance, software

Heart Imaging Technologies announced the release of Precession, a cardiac magnetic resonance solution which allows viewing, analysis and reporting all within a standard web browser.

Centricity, webinar, ZFV, ZFP, viewer, remote viewing system, enterprise

Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from wherever there is internet connectivity....

Johns Hopkins, FIT, treadmill, mortality, stress testing, cardiac diagnostics

Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a decade based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and...

ACR, Appropriateness Criteria, clinical decision support, update, March 2015

New and updated American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria now help healthcare providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam or radiation therapy for more than...

CompView Medical, NuCart, mounts, flat panel displays, hybrid OR, mobile boom

CompView Medical (CVM) introduced an all-in-one equipment manager, visualization and ergonomic boom system — the NuCart.

interventional radiology, Mayo Clinic, aprons, dose, cath lab

Frequent use of lead aprons in the interventional lab and radiology departments to protect against radiation exposure is associated with increased musculoskeletal pain, according to a study...

Cardinal Health announced plans to acquire Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.94 billion in cash. 

3-D printing, medical industry, advanced visualization, 2020

In a new report, SmarTech Markets Publishing forecasts shipments of 3-D printers in the medical industry will reach 2,135 units in 2020, growing to 3,055 units in 2024. The report,...