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Toshiba, Assurance 360, CT, XR-29, MITA Smart Dose standard, Aquilion

Toshiba’s new Assurance 360 program is making it easier for existing computed tomography (CT) customers to lower radiation dose, improve their scanners’ performance and achieve compliance with the...

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,...

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Materialise announces the launch of the latest Mimics Innovation Suite, including the Mimics 18.0 and 3-matic 10.0 software solutions. The new and improved tools...

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...

Agfa HealthCare, Enteprise Imaging Exchange Program, SIIM 2015

Agfa HealthCare announced the launch of its Enterprise Imaging Exchange Program, which establishes a secure health information exchange network between multispecialty collaborating health...

Toshiba, Vantage Titan 3T, MR, magnetic resonance, upgrades, 2015

To meet both clinical and research needs of magnetic resonance (MR) customers, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has implemented software and hardware upgrades for the Vantage Titan 3T MR...

HIMSS, CMS, comments, Meaningful Use, Stage 3

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on the Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule and the 2015 Edition...

InvisionHeart, InvisionECG, FDA clearance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the InvisionECG technology from InvisionHeart. The mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) technology uses a secure cloud-based, healthcare IT...

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...

Kareo, Apple Watch App, practice efficiency, messaging, mobile devices

Kareo announced the launch of its Apple Watch App. This most recent innovation extends the functionality of the company’s electronic health record (EHR) to Apple Watch, streamlining care delivery...

Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. announced the introduction and availability of SafeCT Dose Reporting. Healthcare facilities can now, for the first time, use a single software platform to meet...

wearables, graphene, boron, Rice University

A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device benefits...

Dassault Systemes, Living Heart model, 3-D simulator

Dassault Systèmes announced during its SIMULIA Community Conference that the first heart model from its “Living Heart Project” will be commercially available on May 29, 2015. Powered by Dassault...

Lumedx, apollo, CVIS, cardiovascular data analytics, Orlando Regional Medical

Orlando Health recently successfully unrolled Lumedx’s physician structured reporting and image management solution across five of its campuses. The implementation was smooth and swift, user...

virtual heart, virtual organs, virtual clinical testing

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...

Holographic Optical Technologies, Kickstarter, Voxgram, Voxbox Pro, hologram

Holographic Optical Technologies has made its Voxgram hologram technology available to the consumer market through its just-launched Kickstarter campaign.

PACSHealth, Dell, DoseMonitor Online, hosting, distribution, agreement

PHS Technologies Group LLC, a unit of PACSHealth LLC announced that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software...

Kalorama, electronic medical records, market, growth

Kalorama Information expects the nearly 25 billion-dollar market for electronic medical records (EMR) to grow well past the period where there are incentives for U.S. healthcare providers,...

MyChoiceMD, northern Colorado, self-pay patients, mobile

A new service called MyChoiceMD is preparing to launch in Colorado that aims to revolutionize the way patients find, pay for, schedule and track their routine medical care. The service has...

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...