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April 7, 2011 – At the recent American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans, Siemens showcased several ultrasound products. Among the systems highlighted were the 1...

April 6, 2011 – A new fully integrated cardiovascular picture archiving and communications system (PACS) and certified electronic medical record (EMR) with a Web-based cardiovascular electronic...

April 6, 2011 – Ultrasound is often used as a first-line diagnostic exam to quickly and safely diagnose a range of patient conditions. At this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual...

April 6, 2011 – At the American College of Cardiology’s 60th Annual Scientific Session, Siemens Healthcare demonstrated solution for sustainable cardiovascular care.

April 4, 2011 – An updated software release for a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) has now consolidated everything into a single database, including hemodynamics. The 12.2 release of...

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 28, 2011 – The Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 2011 Annual Meeting, June 4-8 in San Antonio, offers a variety of new education options to nuclear medicine and molecular imaging...

March 24, 2011 – Infinitt North America and Intelligent Business Solutions (IBS) announced a marketing partnership to enable a single point-of-access to both the CardioPulse Cardiovascular...

March 22, 2011 - Further enhancing its cardiovascular reporting capabilities, Fujifilm Medical Systems Inc. added its Intelligent Structured Reporting (ISR) technology, an advanced software...

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...

Much of nuclear imaging depends on a steady supply of an isotope called molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). A byproduct of nuclear fission, Mo-99 is used to produce another radioactive substance, technetium-...

March 11, 2011 – DR Systems will exhibit its Unity Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) at next month’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.

The system provides a cost...

March 10, 2011 – Five Methodist Healthcare facilities in San Antonio, Texas, are now using a chest pain management solution to make pre-hospital and emergent electrocardiographs (ECGs) immediately...

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...

March 4, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared two new magnetic resonance (MR) systems. Approximately 180 Optima MR360 1.5 Tesla and Brivo MR355 1.5 Tesla scanners,...

February 28, 2011 – At the National Institutes of Health (NIH) summit on managing radiation dose in computerized tomography, representatives from the American College of Radiology (ACR) outlined...

February 25, 2011 – A new upgrade program will give customers a cost-effective way to access the latest magnetic resonance (MR) technology without having to purchase a new system. The reNew...

February 21, 2011 – Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center in Arizona is the first hospital in the southwestern United States to implant a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-safe pacemaker. This...

February 18, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared an ultrasound software tool to measure the thickness of the intima-media layers of the carotid artery to evaluate...

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

February 8, 2011 — The only direct National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable dose calibrator source for Ga-68 and F-18 is now available in a 1 mCi (37 MBq) sealed source....

February 14, 2011 – The 3-D capabilities of a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) workstation were revealed at the Fifth Scanner Volumique Conference, held Jan. 24-25, in Nancy,...

February 14, 2011 – A new bedside insertion kit and power-injectable catheter has been launched. The Morpheus Smart PICC insertion kit and 5 French Dual Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central...

February 11, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has launched the Medical Device Innovation Initiative. The initiative proposes...

February 10, 2011 – A study at Millard Fillmore Circle Gates Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., found that Toshiba imaging equipment presented significant benefits, both for the patients and hospital.

February 10, 2011 – A new bill introduced to the U.S. Senate aims to promote sustainable, domestic production of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). The bill, also known as the American...

Interoperability is key to the meaningful use and sharing of patients’ electronic images and information.

February 8, 2011 – Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed an algorithm to produce animated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of body parts or organs in motion....

February 4, 2011 – More heart disease tests do not necessarily add up to a better diagnosis. According to a new practice guideline, a basic risk assessment that accounts for such factors as...

February 4, 2011 – A new mobile radiology application cleared today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow physicians to view and make a diagnosis from medical images on the...

February 3, 2011 – Widespread screening or routine ultrasound for blocked neck arteries to determine stroke risk isn't necessary, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association/...

January 31, 2011 – Volcano Corp. said today the Superior Court of Massachusetts issued a decision ruling in favor of Volcano and its subsidiary Axsun Technologies Inc., and against LightLab...

January 25, 2011 — Royal Philips Electronics has announced CE marking for the industry’s first commercially available whole-body positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging...

January 24, 2011 – Lantheus Medical Imaging has entered into a contract with Novation for Ablavar (gadofosveset trisodium) and Definity Vial for Injectable Suspension (Perflutren Lipid...

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can "dramatically improve" physicians' ability to detect heart disease and stratify future risk, said Thomas Porter, M.D., at the 16th European Symposium on...

January 21, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week unveiled a plan containing 25 actions it intends to implement during 2011 to improve its 510(k) review of medical...

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.

Vital Images is a leader in advanced visualization solutions worldwide, partnering with several leading companies. Its technology is available anywhere, anytime, on the cloud, an iPad, laptop...

January 5, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance for Medic Vision Ltd. to market its SafeCT product in the United States. SafeCT processes and enhances images...

January 4, 2011 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) yesterday announced the availability of...

January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it expects to be developed and brought to market within the next 10 years.

January 4, 2011 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a final rule to establish the permanent certification program for health information...

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...

December 27, 2010 – A case report in Circulation describes the association of stent thrombosis with lipid core plaque as detected by the LipiScan Coronary Imaging System. The LipiScan...

December 20, 2010 – A magnetic resonance (MR) system with high slew rate gradients and a new user interface is pending 510(k) approval and was announced at the Radiological Society of North...

December 17, 2010 – An ultrasound contrast agent is under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in stress echocardiography. Lantheus Medical Imaging recently submitted a...

December 16, 2010 – Bracco Imaging demonstrated how its customized evidence-based diagnostic imaging solutions are meeting the demands of an evolving radiology market at the Radiological Society...

December 15, 2010 – When physicians who are not radiologists refer patients to imaging facilities they own or lease, their patients don’t always benefit, according to a series of studies in ...

December 10, 2010 – An ECG management system is now offered with an IT solution for cardiac imaging. Siemens Healthcare now offers the ScImage PicomECG with its syngo Dynamics system.

December 10, 2010 – The 5th annual list of the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2011 is now available. The list, from the ECRI Institute, features the top health technology hazards that...

December 10, 2010 – The first commercial production of generators using molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) produced with low-enriched uranium (LEU) targets in the United States is underway. The Lantheus...

December 9, 2010 – A cardiovascular image and data management system (CIIMS) has been successfully implemented at nine Iowa Health System (IHS) affiliate hospitals. HIS used the enterprise-wide...

Over the past several years, the focus on new technology at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific meeting in Chicago has moved away from new devices to new software....

December 6, 2010 – A new, alcohol free disinfectant wipe is safe for use on ultrasound transducers and probes, mammography compressor plates and other non-surgical surfaces. The Protex...

December 6, 2010 – A panel of medical imaging experts discussed medical imaging appropriateness, ionizing radiation and efforts to curb overutilization, decrease radiation dose and educate...

November 30, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for a suite of clinical applications that is directly integrated into PACS and cardiovascular systems....

November 30, 2010 – New clinical and reporting capabilities have been added to a cardiovascular image and information system (CVIS). Version 4.0.5 of Synapse Cardiovascular, by FujiFilm Medical...

November 29, 2010 – Independent research firm Frost and Sullivan has given TeraRecon the North American Growth Leadership of the Year award in Advanced Visualization and Clinical Applications....

November 24, 2010 - Rotational computed tomography angiography (CTA), a new noninvasive imaging modality, has the ability to display angiography in 3-D formats. This allows for considerable...

November 22, 2010 – A new whole-body, integrated magnetic resonance imaging/positron emission tomography (MRI/PET) system is capable of simultaneous data acquisition.

November 19, 2010 – A new cloud-based 3-D advanced visualization and decision support system was introduced at the VEITHsymposium. The Gore 3-D Imaging System is powered by TeraRecon intuition...

November 18, 2010 – The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has collaborated with the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA) and...

November 16, 2010 – A new tool for personalized preventative medicine was introduced at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010. Panasonic’s CardioHealth Station is designed to...

November 15, 2010 — With regard to its molecular imaging business, GE Healthcare announced an agreement to acquire the assets of OMS, a subsidiary of Orbotech, a publicly held company based in...

November 15, 2010 – The registry for a study designed to test the effectiveness of coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD) was announced at...

November 10, 2010 – During RSNA 2010, GE Healthcare will announce the availability of the Discovery NM/CT 670, an advanced hybrid imaging platform designed to improve workflow, dose management and...

November 10, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that radiation over-exposure during computed tomography (CT) scans was due to user error, not the scanner...

November 10, 2010 – New 4-D functional analytic advanced visualization software will be introduced at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. PhyZiodynamic, by Ziosoft...

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...

November 7, 2010 – A new advanced medical image-viewing app is now available on the iPad, iPhone and iPod. The iClarity app, by iCRco, is available in two versions: a demo version, available for...

November 8, 2010 – A new Web-based picture archiving and communications system (PACS) system will be on display at RSNA 2010 in Chicago. The Unity v-Series Web PACS, by DR Systems, includes a...