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Tryton Side Branch Stent, Pivotal IDE trial, bifurcation stent, cath lab

Tryton Medical Inc. announced that results from the company’s pivotal clinical trial for the Tryton Side Branch Stent were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...

A study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual scientific meeting says 3-D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to...

ScImage, PicomSRI, quantification standards, cardiac PACS, ultrasound, echo

ScImage announced the immediate availability and deployment of updated quantification metrics based on guidelines published jointly in January 2015 by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...

Heart Imaging Technologies, Precession, cardiac magnetic resonance, software

Heart Imaging Technologies announced the release of Precession, a cardiac magnetic resonance solution which allows viewing, analysis and reporting all within a standard web browser.

Centricity, webinar, ZFV, ZFP, viewer, remote viewing system, enterprise

Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from wherever there is internet connectivity....

Johns Hopkins, FIT, treadmill, mortality, stress testing, cardiac diagnostics

Johns Hopkins cardiologists report they have developed a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a decade based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and...

ACR, Appropriateness Criteria, clinical decision support, update, March 2015

New and updated American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria now help healthcare providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam or radiation therapy for more than...

CompView Medical, NuCart, mounts, flat panel displays, hybrid OR, mobile boom

CompView Medical (CVM) introduced an all-in-one equipment manager, visualization and ergonomic boom system — the NuCart.

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...

Cardinal Health announced plans to acquire Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.94 billion in cash. 

3-D printing, medical industry, advanced visualization, 2020

In a new report, SmarTech Markets Publishing forecasts shipments of 3-D printers in the medical industry will reach 2,135 units in 2020, growing to 3,055 units in 2024. The report,...

Hitachi Aloka Medical, cardiovascular ultrasound, sales force

Hitachi Aloka Medical America Inc. announced the creation of a new dedicated sales force targeting cardiovascular ultrasound opportunities in physician’s offices and hospitals.

AirStrip ONE, Life Monitor, Australia, New Zealand, Sense4Baby, mobile

AirStrip and Life Monitor Pty Ltd. announced the formation of a strategic partnership to sell AirStrip solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Both the AirStrip ONE...

AMSSM, F-MARC, ECG, summit, Seattle, interpretation, athletes

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC) joined together to host the 2nd Summit on ECG Interpretation in Athletes, Feb...

Four-month-old Jackson Lane has a large scar that looks like a giant zipper down the center of his chest, the result of undergoing a lifesaving surgical procedure at just five days old to repair...

Merge Healthcare announced it recently acquired DR Systems Inc. for about $70 million. DR Systems is a privately held San Diego-based company in medical imaging information systems.

Nanometer-sized “drones” could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)...

Patients who experienced a certain type of heart attack who received the anticoagulant fondaparinux had a lower risk of major bleeding events and death compared to patients who received low-...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications...