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Esaote eHD Technology Cardiovascular Ultrasound RSNA 2013

Clinicians face the challenge of effectively imaging larger patients. Recognizing this trend, Esaote’s new eHD Technology improves every element of the imaging chain and increases ultrasound’s...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013...

Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a new...

Sunshine Heart Inc. has launched a website dedicated to providing information to patients suffering from moderate to severe heart...

Medtronic Inc. announced clinical trial results showing that heart failure patients treated with its AdaptivCRT feature experienced a nearly 50 percent reduction in atrial fibrillation (...

Discovery IGS 730

At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare will highlight the latest hardware and advanced applications for its Discovery IGS angiography platform. These updates are geared towards addressing the challenges of...

Critical Diagnostics announced the clinical study, “Head-to-head comparison of two myocardial fibrosis biomarkers for long-term heart failure risk stratification: ST2 vs. Galectin-3,” recently...

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting RSNA 2013 Archive PACS Information Technology

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting announced a new service line to assist clients with ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of patient data — the medical imaging client’s privacy...

A study by Cutting Edge Information found that pharmaceutical companies measure cost per patient per month to allow trials of different sizes and durations to be compared easily. This measurement...

Helium, MRI

The U.S. Senate passed legislation Sept. 26 to reauthorize, extend and improve operations of the Federal Helium Reserve in Texas, which will guarantee a stable supply of the gas used for cooling...

CardioLogical Solutions announced that it has been issued two additional patents for its family of aortic embolic protection devices designed to prevent stroke and other ischemic complications....

The highest levels of radiation dose in medical imaging are reported in nuclear medicine and pressure is growing for lower dose.

CTA, CCTA, CT angiography

A large number of emergency room visits are for chest pain evaluation, and many hospitals are adopting CT angiography as a primary test to quickly rule-out coronary disease.

Methodist Le Bonheur Imaging Data Access McKesson

When leaders at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), a not-for-profit health system based in Memphis, Tenn., saw the opportunity to standardize their suite of diagnostic imaging solutions, they...

Patient enrollment has been initiated in a post-market registry for the COMBO Dual Therapy Stent to evaluate its long-term safety and performance in routine clinical practice. The...

JenaValve, TAVI system, heart valve repair, CE Mark, JenaValve CE Mark

JenaValve Technology, Inc. announced that it has raised $62.5 million in a Series C venture round.

Rox Medical has crossed the halfway point in the CONTROL-HTN international, multi-center, randomized controlled hypertension trial. The milestone was met with the enrollment of the first patient...

thermasonic, gel warmers, thermasonic gel warmers

Parker Laboratories is introducing three, completely redesigned Thermasonic Gel Warmers at RSNA 2013. These include a single bottle gel warmer, a three-bottle gel warmer with preset temperature...

FDA regulates apps, mobile devices

In an effort to guide regulation of mobile medical apps, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final guidance document for developers of mobile medical apps. 

Medicare Expenses Growth Heart Attack Patients 1998 2008

Medicare expenses for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) increased substantially between 1998 and 2008, with much of the increase coming in expenses 31 days or more...