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Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

interventional radiology, Mayo Clinic, aprons, dose, cath lab

Frequent use of lead aprons in the interventional lab and radiology departments to protect against radiation exposure is associated with increased musculoskeletal pain, according to a study...

Bayer HealthCare’s Mark 7 Arterion angiographic contrast injector

There have been several recent advances with contrast media injector technology, including cutting costs by reducing contrast waste and automated data collection for the dose a patient receives....

Volcano, Philips, acquisition, FFR, IVUS

The purchase will enable Philips to further expand its advanced imaging capabilities of its angiography suite. Volcano is a leader in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (...

September 29, 2014 — Before undergoing cardiac imaging procedures involving radiation, healthcare providers should help patients understand why the procedure is needed and its potential benefits...

Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the need to reduce radiation dose, improve image quality and enable...

Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

June 12, 2014 — Three-dimensional imaging known as 3-D quantitative coronary angiography (3D-QCA) accurately identifies hard-to-see coronary artery lesions that merit further evaluation, according...

June 10, 2014 — A real-time monitoring device that beeps in the presence of high doses of radiation can help reduce patient and interventional cardiologist exposure to radiation during cardiac...

GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 Mobile Angiography System FDA Approval

GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Discovery IGS 740, a new rail-free mobile angiography system with a 41x41 cm detector.