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CT systems, RSNA 2014, Pure Vision, AIDR 3-D Enhanced, Sure Kv

Giving customers the tools to lower dose and ensure safer CT imaging, Toshiba is offering enhancements across its Aquilion One CT product line that improve patient...

GE Healthcare, Signa Pioneer, MRI, MAGIC

GE Healthcare’s Signa Pioneer, a new 510(k) pending 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, offers a unique feature where it can create six imaging protocols from a single scan. The vendor...

Angiography systems, CT systems, Hybrid OR, RSNA 2014

As the first integration between Interventional Radiology (IR) and CT technology, Toshiba’s Infinix 4-D CT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions.

ultrasound

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused...

Siemens Healthcare presented two new clinical applications for angiography at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. The syngo Dyna4D...

Agfa HealthCare announced it has converged its ICIS and IMPAX Agility brands into a single platform called Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging. The new platform allows...

Radiation dose management, RSNA 2014, CT systems, Information technology

Philips introduced the DoseWise Portal, a comprehensive radiation dose management software solution aimed at managing radiation exposure risk to patients and their caregivers at RSNA 2014. ...

Ultrasound systems, RSNA 2014, Consortium

Philips announced the initiation of a Consortium of health care leaders that will drive the creation of mobile ultrasound solutions, highlighted by the demonstration of a new app-based...

MRI systems, RSNA 2014, Signa Creator, Signa Explorer

GE Healthcare introduced two 510(k) pending 1.5T MRI systems, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer at RSNA 2014. 

Researchers at Okayama University in collaboration with several medical centers in Japan have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a hypothermal treatment – pharyngeal cooling – for cardiac...

Medtronic, PERIGON Pivotal Trial, pericardial surgical aortic heart valve

Medtronic, Inc. announced it has initiated the PERIGON (PERIcardial SurGical AOrtic Valve ReplacemeNt) Pivotal Trial, a global, prospective clinical trial evaluating an investigational surgical...

Forty-five percent of providers interviewed by KLAS are planning to consolidate their CVIS products, but less than half plan to stick with their current vendor/solution. 

implantable cardioverter defibrillator, ep lab, leads, implantable devices

A new study evaluating Optim-insulated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads found low rates of all-cause mechanical failure during a median follow-up of 3.2 years.

Boston Scientific, EVOLVE II, Synergy, bioresorbable stent

In the first successful United States trial of a bioabsorbable polymer stent, the Boston Scientific Synergy everolimus-eluting bioabsorbable polymer platinum chromium coronary stent system met its...

Endurant IIs, stent graft system, abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA

Medtronic Inc. announced the launch in Europe and the United States of the Endurant IIs AAA stent graft, which received CE mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to be used in...

Stethoscope, cardiac diagnostics

Stethoscope provides high acoustic sensitivity for performing general physical assessments

MRI systems, RSNA 2014, MAGNETOM Amira

Siemens Healthcare plans to expand its portfolio of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems to include the Magnetom Amira 1.5 Tesla system, which the company introduced at RSNA 2014.

CardioKinetix Inc. announced it has completed a $50 million financing led by Edwards Lifesciences Corp. with participation from other existing investors. This financing provides CardioKinetix with...

near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid core-containing plaques,...

Stem cell therapies, heart failure, bone marrow cells, clinical trial

CardioCell LLC announced the treatment of its first patient in the University of Pennsylvania’s Phase IIa clinical trial for chronic heart failure (HF) of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.