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imaging ct systems clinical decision support software ACR senate committee

The American College of Radiology (ACR) commends the House Committee on Ways and Means and the United States Senate Committee on Finance for passing bicameral, bipartisan legislation to replace...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montréal reveals that the United States health care system...

cath lab cardiac diagnostics imaging clinical decision support appropriate use

 The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine specialty and subspecialty societies, released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for tests used in the ...

spectral CT, IQon

Philips Healthcare introduced the IQon Spectral computed tomography (CT) system at RSNA 2013. It is the world’s first spectral-detector CT system built from the ground up for spectral imaging. It...

Watchman, LAA occluder, atrial fibrillation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted favorably Dec. 11 in a 13-1 vote that the benefits of the Watchman...

stony brook JAMA cath lab clinical trial study pharmaceuticals angioplasty

For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of...

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized updates to payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) on or...

ep lab cath lab pacemakers micra TPS transcatheter pacing system medtronic

Medtronic Inc. announced the first-in-human implant of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS...

structural heart valve repair children's hospital los angeles

The procedure, first performed in Germany in 2011, has corrected both defects and instilled Brian, a young swimmer and martial arts aficionado, with newfound energy that was in short supply...