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July 20, 2011 –ScImage recently launched PicomCloud, a complete, self-service cloud picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for radiology, cardiology and other clinical specialties.

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 19, 2011 - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the first SCCT Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award, recognizing individuals whose...

July 15, 2011 — TeraRecon Inc. will highlight the accessibility and clinical workflow impact of its iNtuition solution at the sixth annual scientific meeting of the Society of...

July 15, 2011 — Attendees at the 2011 annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), July 14-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, will learn how...

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selected GE Healthcare’s Vivid q cardiovascular ultrasound system for delivery to the International Space Station (ISS) on its final...

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...

July 13, 2011 – Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging market, Siemens Healthcare was given the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Siemens'...
July 12, 2011 – To streamline diagnosis and enable greater overall exam efficiency, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of...
July 12, 2011 – The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has published the SCCT Guidelines on Radiation Dose and Dose-Optimization Strategies in Cardiovascular CT document, which will...
July 7, 2011 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Ames Research Center and The Midura Laboratory selected ImageIQ to assist in their study of space flight-induced vascular...
July 5, 2011 — ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation...
June 30, 2011 — The MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute (MHVI) at Long Beach Memorial has acquired the C7-XR OCT intravascular imaging system from St. Jude Medical. It is an imaging technology...
June 30, 2011 — During the first quarter of 2011, Biosound Esaote completed a name transition to become Esaote North America. The purpose of this transition was to emphasize the relationship with its...
June 29, 2011 — Vital Images, a Toshiba Medical Systems company, released Vitrea Enterprise Suite (VES), Version 6.1. Enhancements in Version 6.1 build on the Vitrea Enterprise Suite and improve...
June 29, 2011 — A new study utilizing data from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) suggests that while noncompliance with reporting standards...
June 29, 2011 – The University of Chicago is allowing Pinnacle Oncology to acquire its technology and intellectual property rights for the development of a compound, amifostine, to prevent genomic...
June 28, 2011 — Scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed tools that expand the use of ultrasound during spaceflight and on Earth, especially in rural...
June 27, 2011 — Researchers may have discovered one reason that African-Americans are at increased risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events.
June 21, 2011 – The Heart Hospital of Austin, a physician-led hospital specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Austin, Texas, recently adopted the Philips iE33...
June 7, 2011 — Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's annual meeting showed a novel optical imaging technique called near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF), which can image dangerous...
June 7, 2011 – This year at SNM 2011, Siemens Healthcare introduced Biograph mCT 20 Excel, on display for the first time in a nuclear medicine-focused meeting. Biograph mCT 20 Excel is the latest...
June 20, 2011 – The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has awarded $20,000 to Dimitrios Papanagnou, M.D., FACEP, director of medical simulation and medical student ultrasound course director at SUNY...
June 10, 2011 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s 58th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, June 4-8, Cardinal Health previewed The Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging (The Center), its new...
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 8, 2011 – GE Healthcare is offering a new fully upgradeable SPECT technology that allows patient dose as low as 50 percent of those of standard nuclear medicine scanning protocols, or the...
June 8, 2011 — GE Healthcare announced the Optima PET/CT 560, which offers efficiency and investment protection with the capability to grow with the future needs of a clinical practice.
June 8, 2011 – Research introduced at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 58th annual meeting this week may lead to much-needed cardiovascular disease screening for diabetic patients at risk of...
June 17, 2011 — KLAS today announced the release of their highly anticipated "2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure" report. The awards are based on data from...
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...
June 16, 2011 — More than 5,500 physicians, technologists, physicists, scientists and exhibitors gathered last week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's (SNM) 2011 annual meeting, held June 4-8 in...
June 13, 2011 – Today, GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics announced results of a study evaluating the cardiopulmonary safety of Optison (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable Suspension,...
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and lifeIMAGE today announced a partnership that will give ASE members the ability to exchange medical images and data with anyone, anywhere.
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...
Expanding upon its radiopharmacy platform, GE Healthcare is introducing new tracers to the FASTlab multi-tracer platform, an advanced positron emission tomography (PET) chemistry system on which the...
Research being presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 58th annual meeting shows that molecular imaging is helping to identify and treat a silent killer. A study focusing on hypertrophic...
June 10, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Siemens Healthcare 510(k) clearance for the Biograph mMR, the first system worldwide to enable simultaneous whole-body acquisition...
June 10, 2011 — This year at the SNM 2011 Annual Meeting, Philips Electronics is announcing TruFlight Select, the first economical PET/CT system equipped with time-of-flight (TOF) technology....
June 8, 2011 – “Jomo,” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 19-year-old silverback, western lowland gorilla underwent a cardiac ultrasound as part of a preventative study. A team of human...
June 7, 2011 – At SNM 2011, Siemens Healthcare demonstrated how users of the Symbia S and Symbia T series, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and SPECT•CT systems, respectively, are...
June 6, 2011 - TeraRecon Inc. highlighted Integration and Interconnectivity of the iNtuition enterprise advanced visualization solution to imaging and informatics professionals assembled for the...
June 3, 2011 – At the Society of Imaging Informatics Management (SIIM) meeting, Novarad introduced NovaCardio, a fully integrated cardiac picture archiving and communications system (CPACS) image and...
June 2, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week is warning medical professionals and U.S. medical device vendors to beware of possible safety concerns and radioactive...
June 1, 2011 – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That is what St. Jude Medical is doing after one court rejected its claims that Volcano Corp. developed an optical coherence tomography (...
May 20, 2011 -- Medrad Inc., a business of Bayer HealthCare, has announced the launch of the next generation Intego PET Infusion System, which features a new design that is 38 percent smaller, power-...
May 18, 2011 - The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) announces tools and training to help medical informaticsprofessionals stay competitive in a rapidly changing environment. SIIM...
May 18, 2011 – The world’s first system to integrate the functional and anatomical modalities of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) into one platform will be...
May 16, 2011— GE Healthcare today received the Price Performance Value Leadership Award in PET (Positron Emission Tomography) for North America 2011 from global research organization Frost &...
May 11, 2011 -The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will host its 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions: The Patient the Image: The Role of Cardiovascular Ultrasound in Clinical Decision Making (...
May 10, 2011 – A simple blood test may help prevent a serious complication associated with a contrast agent commonly used in MRI exams, according to a study published in the July issue of ...
May 10, 2011 – Thirty Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) members visited Capitol Hill on May 2 to meet with congressional offices on a variety of issues facing the nuclear medicine and molecular...
May 6, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its list of pre-market approval (PMA) decisions for new or enhanced medical devices from March 2011.
May 6, 2011 – Functionality in the echo ultrasound market drives satisfaction as providers push the bounds of what the technology can do to treat an increasing number of patients at risk for...
May 5, 2011 – GE Healthcare is showing a complete portfolio of integrated electrophysiology (EP) products featuring electrical signals recording and anatomical imaging at the lowest dose, 3-D...
May 5, 2011 – GE scientists are already studying additive manufacturing techniques to reduce labor and costs on ultrasound devices. Here, the key aspect is the transducer, which is expensive to...
New guidelines review strengths of current imaging modalities and make recommendations for using them to optimize patient management.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. and advaced visualization software maker Vital Images Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

April 22, 2011 – At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s annual meeting, Philips will highlight several new imaging systems. The meeting will take place June 4-8 in San Antonio, Texas.

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...

April 21, 2011 – A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system has received the CE Mark. With the approval, the LipiScan IVUS system, from InfraReDx, is available for the detection...

April 21, 2011 – ScImage announced the launch of a project to assist the United States Air Force (USAF), Aeromedical Consultation Service (ACS) with the collection, assessment and reporting tools...

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 (...

A new PET/CT scanner has been introduced that helps address the increasing cost pressures faced by healthcare providers. GE Healthcare’s Optima PET/CT 560 combines superb image quality, high...

April 19, 2011 – Hitachi’s new Scenaria 64-slice CT scanner is designed to be ergonomic and increase patient comfort while also delivering sophisticated dose-reduction technologies.

SNM's Clinical Trials Network (CTN) last week validated its 100th scanner, an important milestone in CTN's two-and-a-half year history. Scanner validation is an essential component of the CTN...

April 19, 2011 – Andrew Einstein delivered the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award Lecture entitled "Effects of Radiation Exposure During Cardiac Imaging: How Good Is the Data?"...

April 18, 2011 – Enhancing imaging capabilities and improving workflow are paramount in today’s demanding ultrasound environment. To meet these ongoing needs, Toshiba America Medical Systems has...

April 14, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a portable cardiovascular imaging system.

April 13, 2011 – In the fall of 2010, leadership of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), physician-scientists active in cardiovascular ultrasound, respected ultrasound physicists and...

A U.S.-Egyptian research team has uncovered the earliest documented case of coronary atherosclerosis in a princess who died in her early 40s and lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released its February list of device and technology premarket approvals (PMA), product development protocols (PDP), supplement and notice...

April 8, 2011 – Spectrum Dynamics has installed the second D-SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) system using cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) nuclear imaging detectors. The new...

April 8, 2011 – At the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Siemens Healthcare demonstrated how users of nuclear imaging systems can use its IQ•SPECT to...