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CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD

Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may change the course of treatment in more than one-third of patients with...

ECRI Institute, point-of-care ultrasound, POC, guide

As the use of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound continues to expand throughout hospitals and clinics, the ECRI Institute has released a new guide to the modality for practitioners. The document...

RaySafe i2 real-time dose monitoring, radiation dose monitoring, cath lab

Physicians and staff working in cath labs are constantly exposed to direct X-ray beams and scatter radiation. Traditionally cath lab staff wear radiation badges to record exposure, but these only...

gadolinium, brain, contrast MRI, Radiology, Kanal

New research, published in the journal Radiology, suggests some types of a popular contrast agent used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams may remain in the brain for years, but...

Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed. Garrett spent the first year of his life in hospital beds tethered to a ventilator,...

With higher deductibles and more price-conscious healthcare consumers, as a result of the Affordable Care Act, improving the performance, comfort and speed of MRI scans can be an important...

GE, CZT, Discovery NM 570c

Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have been the gold standard for noninvasive detection of...

GE Healthcare, Vivid E9, XDclear, cardiac ultrasound, cardiac echo

The latest advances in echocardiography were discussed at a special evening symposium at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting, organized by Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular...

ORSIF, fluoroscopy, interventional, health risks, awareness

A new non-profit association, the Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF), was recently launched to generate awareness of the potential serious health...

TEE, 3-D TEE, 4-D TEE, GE

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is quickly establishing itself as an essential tool in the interventional cardiologist’s daily toolbox. An alternative to the more traditional...