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Toshiba, Aquilion ONE, enhancements, FDA, patient safety

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for detector and computed tomography (CT) software enhancements for its Aquilion ONE family...

Apple, ResearchKit, open software research, medical research apps

In March, Apple announced the launch of ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research. The platform is designed to help doctors and scientists gather data...

echocardiography, ASE, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM, interpretation, Narula

A research team from New York has announced advances in automated echocardiography decision systems that could help clinicians more accurately assess complex heart disease. The team developed a...

June 12, 2015 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will demonstrate the latest generation of Synapse Cardiovascular version 6.0 at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 26th ...

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...

CPeH, CMS, ONC, Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements, comments

The nation’s top consumer, patient and labor advocates recently praised the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use rules, describing how they would help ensure health information technology (IT) meets...

Toshiba, CT Vitality, Aquilion ONE, protocol management

Healthcare networks can now remotely manage computed tomography (CT) protocols and capture valuable analytics that could improve safety with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s CT Vitality...

At Health Datapalooza, the Acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Andy Slavitt announced a new policy that will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS...

Unfors Raysafe, LowerMyDose.com, radiation risk, website, community

For years, the radiology industry has focused on reducing, or eliminating patient exposure to radiation. Recently, the industry has shifted attention to the cumulative effect radiation exposure...

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...