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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...

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.

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. 

GE Healthcare Silent Scan MRI Systems Noiseless Spectrum Health Michigan

GE Healthcare reported that Silent Scan, a revolutionary technology that dramatically quiets magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams, is now commercially available and growing in clinical adoption...

Oklahoma State University Medical Center, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, provides high-quality health services to rural and urban Oklahoma. The medical center has a partnership with Oklahoma State...

Diagnostic imaging is generally considered safe and noninvasive, so it is extremely unusual for a patient to die from injuries received from a scanner. However, this was the case in early June...

The use of 3-D echo can help improve the accuracy and reproducibility of cardiac quantification. The technology has the advantage of removing the inter-operator variability by imaging whole volume...

xSPECT, SPECT/CT, Siemens Intevo

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) market clearance for Siemens’ Symbia Intevo, the first system to completely integrate high sensitivity of single-photon emission...

CVIS, cpacs, cardiac PACS

Measuring the benefits against the risks (and costs) is an integral component of a sound business plan and will assist in the design, development and deployment of a successful cardiovascular...