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Carestream, Clinical Collaboration Platform, HIMSS 2014, VNA, remote viewing

At the 2015 annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Carestream will demostrate its flexible Clinical Collaboration Platform, which now offers a new...

Discovery MR750, MRI recall, GE, FDA recall

GE Healthcare initiated a voluntary field corrective action for all of its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with superconducting magnets that were manufactured from 1985 through today. The...

Biotronik, DREAMS, BIOSOLVE-II trial, bioresorbable stent, magnesium

Biotronik announced the completion of enrollment in the BIOSOLVE-II trial — a clinical study investigating the safety and performance of DREAMS (DRug Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold).

Peak 10, healthcare IT, information technology, study, mandates, PACS, EHR

Three out of five healthcare IT professionals believe that government mandates are having a negative effect on their industry, according to a study conducted by Peak 10, a national...

Lutonix, drug eluting balloon, drug coated balloon

Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) have been one of the long-awaited new transcatheter technologies to help reduce high restenosis rates in peripheral artery disease (PAD). The U.S. Food and Drug...

At the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference,  ContextVision exhibited results from research conducted in collaboration with Texas Instruments and High Performance Consulting on 3-D adaptive...

ResolutionMD, version 5.0, Calgary Scientific, mobile devies, remote viewing

Calgary Scientific Inc. announced the release of ResolutionMD 5.0, which offers better access to health information, supports increased teamwork and enhances communication among practitioners and...

MICS-CABG, Grey's Anatomy, Heart Institute, McGinn Technique

Looking to “bypass the ordinary,” during last week’s episode titled: “The Bed's Too Big Without You,” the Grey’s Anatomy team at Seattle Grace Hospital was challenged with treating a radical tumor...

iRhythm, ZIO Service, arrhythmia detection, wearable, Holter monitors

iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced the study, “Cost Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Care Monitoring in Medicare Patients,” was published in the Journal of Health...

Cerner, Mortara, CareAware Waveform Management, ECG, monitoring, cardiac PACS

Cerner Corp. and development partner Mortara Instrument have joined together to introduce CareAware Waveform Management. The system displays waveforms and other physiological data from patient...

Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding use of computed tomography (CT) for cardiac evaluations, use of nuclear...

IHE, North American Connectathon 2015, Cleveland, information technology

The spirit of collaboration to improve health with information technology came to Cleveland, Ohio, when the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon 2015 opened...

Physicians who use the clinical reference tool, DynaMed from EBSCO Health, can now access the valuable, evidence-based content anywhere with the new DynaMedmobile app. The new app has...

TAVR, Henry Ford Hospital, O'Neill, Greenbaum

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is not only a breakthough minimally invasive medical therapy, but offers a new business opportunity for hospitals that begin a program. The technology...

Most “risk calculators” used by clinicians to gauge a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack and guide treatment decisions appear to significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart...

MiStent SES, Micell Technologies, Europe, bioresorbable stents

Micell Technologies, Inc. announced the commercial availability of the MiStent Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer Coronary Stent System (MiStent SES) in Europe. Stentys,...

cancer survivors, cardiovascular ultrasound, echocardiograms

Certain types of chemotherapy are associated with heart issues known as cancer therapeutics-related cardiac dysfunction. However, symptoms don’t appear until the issue is already advanced and...

University of Michigan, heart defect, baby, screening test

Thanks to a two-minute newborn screening test designed to help detect heart defects, a Michigan couple was made aware of their newborn daughter’s unexpected heart defect. The test is now a...

Boston Scientific, Bard, Lutonix, DCB, drug coated balloon, distribute

Boston Scientific and C. R. Bard announced a deal where Boston Scientific will distribute the Lutonix 035 drug coated balloon (DCB) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty catheter in the...

Shimadzu, Trinias C-12, First Coast Heart, angiography system, cath lab

Shimadzu Medical Systems announced the first United States installation of its Trinias C-12 crossover system at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center in Jacksonville, Fla. This first North...