Articles

radiation exposure, CT, X-ray, cancer, James Welsh, Jeffry Siegel, Loyola

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such...

HIMSS, survey, cybersecurity, cyberattacks, healthcare organizations, IT

Cybersecurity was identified as an increased business priority over the past year according to 87 percent of respondents in the newly released 2015 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management...

Philips, Lumify, app-based ultrasound, transducer

Philips announced the introduction of Lumify, its first app-based ultrasound solution that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications across the health continuum using mobile...

Simbionix, 3D Systems, echo simulator

More than 50 companies and organizations will display their latest products and services at the American Society of Echocardiography’s (ASE) 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 12-16 at in...

CDS, clinical decision support, Rand Corp., study, appropriateness

Using tools that help physicians decide whether to use expensive imaging studies can help reduce the ordering of unnecessary tests, but implementation in real-world settings has many challenges,...

corpath, corindus, cath lab robot, robotics PCI

Long-term exposure to ionizing radiation is a primary occupational concern for today's interventional cardiologists. To address these concerns, many interventional cardiologists are enlisting the...

CyberHeart, Stony Brook, NSF grant, $4.2 million, Scott Smolka

A virtual-heart platform proposed by Stony Brook University researchers and colleagues has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $4.2 million over five years...

heart on a chip, organs on a chip

The cost of bringing innovative new cardiovascular technology to the U.S. market today is staggering, numbering in the tens of millions up to $1 billion. Many in the medical device and drug...

HRS, ECG, smartphones, atrial fibrillation, AF, Heart Rhythm 2015

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness...

The buzz term “big data” has made a rapid entry onto the healthcare scene in the past couple years with promises of improving healthcare, but there are still many who are trying to figure out how...