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HIPAA, HIPPA, cyber security, securing health records, securing patient records

The healthcare industry is becoming more mobile and efficient than ever before thanks to the adoption of technologies such as electronic health records (EHR) and electronic sharing, storing and...

August 15, 2014 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the NIH 3-D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3-D print files related to...

August 14, 2014 — Toshiba Medical Systems Europe will introduce the SURE Subtraction Coronary software at the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, to be held Aug. 30 to...

August 13, 2014 — ECRI Institute’s SELECTplus User Experience Network recently polled hundreds of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system users on a variety of criteria, including image quality,...

 The polypill, a combination pill taken just once a day that includes key medications for secondary prevention of heart disease, may be an effective low-cost strategy to improve adherence to...

August 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes, giving them a...

August 11, 2014 — NeoCoil LLC announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its new stand-alone wireless headphones and patient alert system...

Imaging experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a paper, "Guidelines for the Cardiac Sonographer in the Performance of Contrast Echocardiography: A Focused Update from...

August 7, 2014 — A newly released study by IMV Medical Information Division shows cardiology departments in U.S. hospitals are moving beyond separate cardiovascular image management systems (...

August 5, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced the first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole-body Signa PET/MR (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance) is 510(k)...

Cyber security, HIPAA, securing medical information

Did you know that medical data on 20,000 people could be exposed to abuse today? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), that is the number of people whose protected...

radiation dose management in medical imaging

Patient radiation dose safety has become the latest buzzword. With the emerging regulations and mandates, technologies and best practices, the radiation safety information pool has become...

Mummy CT scans

New research published in June issue of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation) show that there are no significant differences in the incidence or severity of atherosclerotic...

Toshiba Aquilion Prime CT

August 1, 2014 — Thousands of healthcare providers weighed in to identify this year's top-performing vendor solutions in 23 different medical equipment and infrastructure categories. The "2014...

Cardio Ox investigation Astronaut Oxidative Stress Cardiovascular Health

The heart of an astronaut is a much-studied thing. Scientists have analyzed its blood flow, rhythms, atrophy and, through journal studies, even matters of the heart. 

The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASEF) announced that it will host Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Washington, D.C., at...

CT myocardial perfusion

The key take away message from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting in July was that CT technology is advancing rapidly and there is a strong feeling it will...

July 22, 2014 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes broke ground on a new 50,000-square-foot facility in Beloit, Wis. When completed in late 2014, the facility will house the company’s...

July 22, 2014 — Simbionix USA announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with Pie Medical Imaging BV. The collaboration will enable the exporting of the 3mensio Vascular model into the...

July 18, 2014 — Avinger announced that John Pigott, M.D., of Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, Ohio, enrolled the first patient in the VISION trial, a global investigational device exemption (IDE...