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Addressing concerns over radiation from cardiac imaging and procedures, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), Duke University Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and American Heart...

As catheter-based, minimally invasive procedures expand rapidly beyond treatment of the coronary arteries into all areas of the human anatomy, angiography X-ray imaging systems have moved beyond...

February 16, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for syngo Aortic ValveGuide, an integrated image processing software that helps...

The Innova IGS series has two new additions.

February 2, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced Innova image guided systems (IGS) 620 and 630, its next generation of electrophysiology (EP) biplane X-ray imaging.

January 27, 2012 — Arizona Heart has chosen Ziehm digital flat-panel C-arms for its three advanced technology suites. The Ziehm Vision RFD hybrid edition delivers distortion-free, high-resolution...

December 28, 2011 — Royal Philips Electronics recently introduced the Philips Veradius Neo mobile C-arm with flat detector. The device allows surgeons to more easily and precisely handle...

December 23, 2011 - Philips Healthcare said Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas, is the first hospital in the United States to use Philips’ HeartNavigator interventional tool in clinical...

December 16, 2011 — A new report from market research firm IMV Medical Information Division reveals the growth rate for interventional procedures being performed in U.S. angiography labs has...

Steris and Toshiba America Medical Systems formed an alliance to offer advanced vascular, cardiovascular, pediatric and neurosurgical hybrid surgical suites to healthcare systems seeking the...

December 13, 2011 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has introduced DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report on all new Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems. The new feature automatically records...

After spending a week walking the show floor and meeting with scores of vendors at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2011 annual meeting, the following are my choices for the most...

November 28, 2011 — At RSNA 2011, GE Healthcare unveiled the Discovery IGS 730, the first interventional X-ray system designed to capture the advantages of both floor- and ceiling- mounted systems...

November 23, 2011  –Varian Medical Systems will exhibit its PaxScan digital image detectors and new PaxPower X-ray tubes at the MEDICA 2011 International Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany...

November 18, 2011 – The first comprehensive report to review timing of treatment for patients with blockages in more than one coronary artery recommends a flexible approach that meets individual...

November 10, 2011 – GE Healthcare will feature several new products and solutions at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific...

October 18, 2011 — For the first time, Ziehm Imaging offers its Ziehm Vision R mobile C-arm with a powerful 20 kilowatt (kW) generator. The compact monoblock generator triples the performance of...

September 28, 2011 –Ziehm Imaging said its holding company Aton GmbH acquired 100 percent of the United States-based mini C-arm specialist OrthoScan Inc.

September 13, 2011 — Ziehm Imaging is showcasing the next generation of its mobile C-arm, Ziehm Vision RFD, at the 2011 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)...

July 27, 2011 – As the number of interventional procedures to diagnose and treat patients increases worldwide, and the procedures grow in complexity and length, exposure to radiation is a growing...

July 25, 2011 —Siemens Healthcare announced that syngo Neuro PBV IR (parenchymal blood volume interventional radiology) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...

July 25, 2011 — Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Ind., installed the 100th Philips interventional X-ray system with electrophysiology (EP) cockpit XL. The system includes an Allura Xper FD 10, EP...

July 20, 2011 — Ziehm Imaging reports a huge increase in demand for its training programs. In 2010 alone, the number of participants doubled for technical courses given by the mobile C-arm...

July 15, 2011 — In a true hybrid suite, both cath lab and open surgical procedures are performed in a single room. In creating hybrid cath labs, healthcare facilities require imaging technologies...

June 20, 2011 – A new version of the Ziehm Vision RFD mobile C-arm is now available. Offering outstanding imaging and a liquid cooling system which allows it to be used over an almost unlimited...
June 17, 2011 – In hybrid operating rooms (OR), healthcare facilities require a flexible imaging system to create a collaborative environment between clinicians and to allow both surgical and...
AngioViz uses peak time and density with color as time, and peak density as brig
June 14, 2011 –FDA has given clearance to AngioViz, a GE application that gives doctors a new visualization of vascular flow on a single image to help them make important decisions during complex...

April 22, 2011 – The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) has a long-term commitment to radiation safety, taking a leading role in measuring and assessing radiation dosage; developing...

The start-up company Corindus for several years has been developing a robotic-assist system for use in the cardiac cath lab. It not only navigates devices to target lesions, but also can be used...

April 20, 2011 – Patients who have aneurysms, stroke, heart rhythm disorders, cholesterol build up in arteries and numerous other cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases will benefit from new...

April 20, 2011 – Philips has announced the world’s first hybrid operating room (OR) with the new FlexMove - a ceiling-mounted option for the Allura Xper X-ray system at the Hospital Zürich (...

April 7, 2011 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2011 in New Orleans this week offered an expo floor filled with hundreds of cardiovascular products. The following five technologies stood...

April 4, 2011 – A unique formulation of antioxidants taken orally before imaging with ionizing radiation minimizes cell damage, noted researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 36th...

March 22, 2011 – During complex interventional procedures, it is challenging to accurately navigate and interpret the vascular anatomy for precise device deployment. To aid physicians during such...

March 4, 2011 – A new generation of a mobile C-arm has been launched, offering outstanding imaging and a liquid cooling system to allow use over an almost unlimited period of time. The Vision RFD...

February 16, 2011 – Ziehm Imaging has received Frost & Sullivan's European Product Leadership Award 2011 in the interventional radiology category.

January 21, 2011 – Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enabled physicians to more accurately assess the risk of individual blockages than the use of the current standard of angiographic imaging alone...

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) this week published guiding principles and best practices for the development of radiation safety programs in cardiac...

January 19, 2011 – GE Healthcare and Veran announced a strategic supplier agreement this week in which GE became the exclusive distributor and reseller of Veran’s ig4 fusion imaging angiography...

Two applications will help clinicians perform interventions with confidence and accuracy.

January 3, 2011 – Two new classes — “Advanced Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging for Technologists” and “Advanced Non-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)” — are being offered to educate...

November 10, 2010 – Software for a mobile C-arm X-ray system will be on display at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. SmartVascular, by Ziehm Imaging, is designed...

October 26, 2010 – Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the top academic medical centers in the United States, has awarded a five-year, $25 million contract for medical equipment and...

October 6, 2010 - MD Buyline has announced the highest user-ranked vendors for Q3 2010. Philips Healthcare achieved top ratings in two categories (PACS and cardiac cath lab) with the highest user...

September 30, 2010 – New angiography navigation tools for structural heart cases were shown by GE Healthcare during last week's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 symposium.

September 27, 2010 – Designed for productivity and versatility, the new GE Healthcare Innova 3100-IQ (Optima Edition) is a reliable, cost-effective, high-performance interventional combo lab for...

September 16, 2010 – A new collection of software applications for structural heart treatment under angiography will be highlighted by GE Healthcare during the 2010 Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

September 16, 2010 – The features of the Infinix-i angiography systems that make the radial access approach more successful will be highlighted at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

June 28, 2010 – A new 3-D imaging technology is now available in the U.S. The C-InSight from Mazor Surgical Technologies Ltd. will enable medical facilities to incorporate 3-D imaging capabilities...

May 20, 2010 – St. Jude Medical Inc. announced yesterday it is purchasing LightLab Imaging Inc. for $90 million. Lightlab makes optical coherence tomography (OCT) intravascular imaging systems....

May 10, 2010 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released a technical correction to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which results in payment increases for...

March 29, 2010 - Medical industry leaders gather this week to discuss steps manufacturers of CT and fluoroscopy systems can take to reduce unnecessary patient exposure to ionizing radiation.

March 17, 2010 — When working on patients in a hybrid setting, it is critical the imaging system provides outstanding image quality, as well as the flexibility to reach ancillary equipment and the...

March 17, 2010 – Body size, gender and the complexity of heart disease significantly influence how much cumulative radiation skin dose patients receive during percutaneous coronary intervention (...

February 12, 2010 - After the U.S. FDA announced it is launching a program designed to reduce unnecessary medical radiation exposure with a focus on computed tomography, nuclear medicine and...

February 9, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is starting a program designed to reduce unnecessary medical radiation exposure that will focus on three types of imaging...

December 11, 2009 – At this year’s Radiology Society of America (RSNA) annual meeting last week, GE Healthcare, presented the new Innova dose-efficient X-ray technology to reduce patient radiation...

December 7, 2009 – An agreement has been struck to integrate the Veran ig4 Navigation system and GE Healthcare’s Innova imaging systems to aid visualization during interventional procedures....

December 7, 2009 - A new integrated hybrid interventional table offers head-to-toe tilting and side-to-side cradling to meet the needs of both interventionalists and surgeons during hybrid...

December 4, 2009 – A new MR/CT and angiography fusion navigation system was introduced at RSNA 2009 this week to better guide percutaneous oncology and cardiology procedures.

December 4, 2009 – In an effort to lower clinician radiation exposure in the cath lab, a new device displays the real-time dose each clinician receives and alerts them when they enter the...

November 20, 2009 – A new system that provides interactive road-mapping for interventional radiology, angiography, and vascular surgery, allows the physician to electronically draw or telestrate...

November 2, 2009 — Increasing the flexibility and diagnostic capabilities in bi-plane vascular X-ray imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduces the all new Infinix VF-i/BP with large...

October 5, 2009 - Philips Healthcare rolled out a new upgrade program for its Allura Xper family of cardiovascular X-ray devices, which includes remote technologies for remote proactive support,...

September 30, 2009 – PLC Systems Inc. demonstrated its RenalGuard System to help prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and presented data from its MYTHOS Clinical Trial at the Transcatheter...

September 22, 2009 —  At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting Royal Philips Electronics today announced it will integrate the MAQUET Magnus surgical table with...

September 23, 2009 – To improve the ability of physicians to provide superior patient care during interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has introduced its Next...

September 22, 2009 – Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. yesterday introduced Low-Contrast Imaging (LCI) for Toshiba’s Infinix-i systems with mid (12” x 12”) and large (12” x 16”) flat-panel...

September 22, 2009 - At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting Royal Philips Electronics today announced that it will integrate the MAQUET ‘Magnus’ surgical table with...

September 21, 2009 - Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced Low-Contrast Imaging (LCI) for Toshiba’s Infinix-i systems with mid (12 x12-inch) flat and large (12 x16-inch) flat-panel...

September 1, 2009 – Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. will demonstrate its Next Generation Advanced Image Processing (AIP) feature, available on the Infinix-i product line at this year’s...

August 17, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare will showcase cath lab imaging and workflow enhancements with its hybrid Artis zeego system during the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual...

August 7, 2009 – Using 64-slice CT coronary angiography can avoid further invasive angiographies, which can add up to significant cost savings, according to a new study in the American Journal of...

July 30, 2009 – A new study comparing nephrotoxicity of the iso-osmolar contrast medium iodixanol to low-osmolar contrast media (LOCM) found iodixanol shows no reduction in contrast-induced acute...

July 23, 2009 – The FDA recently cleared Ziehm Imaging’s latest mobile C-arm, the Ziehm Vision RFD, which is designed for use in endovascular surgery, interventional cardiology and interventional...

July 21, 2009 – Total procedures performed in angio labs from 2004 to 2008 grew 20 percent, from 4 million in 2004 to 4.8 million procedures in 2008 for hospitals with 150 plus beds, resulting in...