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When the final space shuttle mission launched July 8, 2011, a cardiovascular ultrasound (echocardiography) system was included in its payload, destined for the International Space Station (ISS)....

At Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute – Texas Medical Center, we have expanded our already robust cardiac care offering to include radial approaches for interventional procedures....

Automated contrast media injectors control contrast dosage, record the amount used and speed injections to keep up with today’s fast computed tomography (CT) scanners. They also warn of potential...

Estimates say up to 75 percent of patients with a pacemaker will need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) over the course of their lifetime.[1]  Yet as the industry has long been aware, MRIs can...

There are currently three major trends in cardiac nuclear perfusion imaging technology: advances in detector hardware, improved software and new radiotracers. These advances have enhanced the...

Computed tomography (CT) scanner manufacturers say they are tracking numerous trends in the cardiac imaging market that are influencing their development efforts. Among them are concerns over...

Each year I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices. Below...

Digging through boxes, waiting for couriers, finding smashed VHS tapes in the mail, jockeying back and forth between multiple modalities. Like at other hospitals across the country, the manual,...

The new imaging modality of positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was introduced to the U.S. market in June. The Siemens Biograph mMR (molecular MR) gained U.S. Food...

With a growing problem of overcrowded emergency departments, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) may be a solution to address the management of chest pain patients. CCTA is...