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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...

November 5, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for the latest version of a cardiovascular ultrasound system. The GE Healthcare Vivid E9 Breakthrough 2011 (...

November 4, 2010 – GE Healthcare has signed an exclusive collaboration agreement with West Physics Consulting to provide accreditation support. The agreement will support customers seeking...

October 29, 2010 – A new patient-friendly environment for radiology will be on display at RSNA 2010. The Philips Ambient Experience, first unveiled in the medical imaging department of Nemours...

October 29, 2010 – A range of enhancements to an advanced visualization suite will be shown at RSNA 2010. Shina Systems will display its virtual 3Di suite, which delivers imaging data,...

October 28, 2010 – A report by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) provides new criteria for selecting patients who could benefit from cardiac computed tomography (CCT).

The report,...

October 22, 2010 – To help clinicians better understand meaningful use in imaging, TeraMedica has created the Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) University online educational program.

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 26, 2010 - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has collaborated with the American College of Cardiology Foundation and other societies on the update to the cardiac CT...

October 26, 2010 – New ultrasound systems on display at RSNA will demonstrate enhanced patient care, increased clinical confidence and will bring more diagnostic information to the reading room....

October 26, 2010 – New magnetic resonance (MR) imaging advancements from GE Healthcare to be displayed at RSNA 2010 will focus on patient comfort, enhanced clinical utility and workflow...

October 25, 2010 - A new, ultra-fast 3-D volume-rendering platform achieves processing speeds 20 times faster than conventional rendering. Formula rendering platform, from Aze, will be introduced...

October 21, 2010 – A new tool makes comprehensive service line data easily and immediately available to those who need it most.

The Apollo LX Analytics Dashboard, by LUMEDX, pulls data...

October 21, 2010 – Daniel S. Berman, M.D., an innovator of cardiac imaging technology for 30 years, has received the Pioneer in Medicine Award from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, its highest honor...

October 20, 2010 – A new type of sterile marker for image-guided surgery has been launchd. The Threaded Spherz, by IZI Medical Products, are compatible with BrainLab systems and help surgeons...

October 19, 2010 – A new high-definition (HD) technology reduces blur created by respiration during positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) studies. The Siemens HD Chest provides...

October 14, 2010 – An injectable magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) blood pool imaging agent has been released in Canada. Ablavar, which is made by Lantheus Medical Imaging and previously...

October 14, 2010 – A new echocardiography management program has been launched with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBCVT). American Imaging Management (AIM) will partner with BCBSVT to...

October 8, 2010 — The Ivy Model 3000 Series Cardiac Trigger Monitor offers precision image-triggering nuclear medicine, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, with...

October 8, 2010 – Two new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners have received 510(k) FDA clearance and are now commercially available in the United States. The Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5 Tesla...

October 8, 2010 – New features in the 2.0 version of the Acuson S2000 ultrasound system released today cover the entire continuum of care for vascular and cardiac imaging.

October 7, 2010 – The Superior Court of Massachusetts has ruled against LightLab Imaging in the company’s optical coherence tomography (OCT) trade secret case against Volcano and its wholly owned...

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...

October 5, 2010 – After a period of capital budget cuts and freezes, hospitals are seeing a thaw in capital expenditures, according to a survey published in the Premier healthcare alliance’s...

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 29, 2010 – A new portable, arm-held ultrasound system can provide fast, easy and reliable diagnosis even in critical emergency situations. The MyLabOne, by Biosound Esaote, is...

September 28, 2010 – A fully automatic, all-in-one ultrasound cleansing and disinfection system, the Mides Transesophageal (TEE)-Care, offers ease-of-use and safe handling. It was recently...

September 28, 2010 – Physicians can now determine whether a patient needs to have cardiac radionuclide imaging (RNI) by using a new smartphone app. The app, which is available for free on iPhone,...

September 27, 2010 — A new plug-in quickly and easily assesses clinically relevant parameters for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent planning.

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 22, 2010 - A new intravascular imaging system will be highlighted at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in Washington, D.C. The C7-XR optical coherence...

September 20, 2010 — McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C., has signed a new agreement to help streamline its cardiology workflow.

September 20, 2010 - A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system integrating plaque spectroscopy to better guide therapy will be highlighted during the annual Transcatheter...

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 (...

September 15, 2010 — As the result of a new partnership, the Image-Arena advanced visualization software will be integrated into the Impax cardiovascular picture archiving and communication system...

September 15, 2010 – A high-definition intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system will be demonstrated during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 symposium Sept. 21-25 in...

September 10, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring that gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) carry new warnings on their labels about the risk of a rare and...

September 1, 2010 - Two devices in one is one of the mega trends in imaging diagnostics. The spectrum ranges from a combination of positron emission tomography (PET) with magnetic resonance...

September 1, 2010 - The world’s first zero footprint, client-free PACS, has received the highest performance score, 93.4 out of 100, in a recent survey conducted by KLAS, an independent monitor of...

September 1, 2010 - The results of follow-up tests undertaken ten years after the first patient was treated with a Cypher sirolimus-eluting coronary stent were presented at the European Society of...

September 1, 2010 – The first catheter to combine near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to characterize coronary plaque was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug...

September 1, 2010 - The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) in Chicago and the Drummond Group Inc.

August 30, 2010 – An enhanced version of the Philips iE33 xMatrix cardiac ultrasound system features a new ergonomic transducer for more efficient adult echocardiograms.

August 30, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted clearance for a catheter guidance system.

August 30, 2010 – A portfolio of advanced quantification solutions for 2-D and 4-D ultrasound imaging were added to ScImage’s PicomEnterprise picture archiving and communications system (PACS). It...

August 25, 2010 - Polymer bottle packaging for contrast media is now included in the GE Healthcare ecomagination campaign. The +Pluspak, a packaging container for contrast media, offers...

August 26, 2010 – Analysis and quantification tools for 2-D, 3-D and 4-D data from a wide range of echocardiography systems will be added to Agfa's Impax Cardiovascular Picture Archiving and...

August 25, 2010 – Evidence suggests the use of contrast agents for echocardiography is safe and not associated with a greater incidence of myocardial infarction or mortality, according to a new...

August 24, 2010 - Ziosoft Inc. announced a new financing option at the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) annual conference, held in the Washington, D.C., area Aug. 23 - 25, 2010...

August 24, 2010 – Optical coherence tomography (OCT) evaluation of a patient with anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who received two OrbusNeich Genous Bio-engineered R stents...

August 23, 2010 - New advanced 3-D capabilities comparable to those offered by dedicated advanced visualization systems are available on the latest Carestream picture archiving and communications...

August 23, 2010 - Two companies recently signed a strategic partnership agreement drawing on both firms' established expertise in imaging technology to establish computed tomography (CT) as a...

August 19, 2010 – Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a novel 3-D imaging approach that may improve the accuracy of treatment for ventricular...

August 19, 2010 – The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) this week announced the launch of its new website, at www....

August 19, 2010 – The Horizon Cardiology cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 12.2 is being released and provides performance and usability improvements. It offers workflow...

August 19, 2010 – To help members of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) select and transition to an electronic health record (EHR) system, it has partnered with Welch Allyn to create a new...

August 18, 2010 - Cardiac computed tomography (CT) was found to be safe, accurate, and cost-effective in low risk patients in a recent scientific statement published by the American Heart...

August 18, 2010 - Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time developed a way to visualize coronary artery plaques vulnerable to rupture using multicolor computed...

August 11, 2010 – Development of an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system built into an angioplasty balloon is described in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments,...

August 11, 2010 – Based on its recent analysis of the computed tomography (CT) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Siemens Healthcare with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award...

August 10, 2010 - A cardiovascular image reporting, consulting and training company in Brazil, entered into a multi-user 3Di software licensing contract with Shina Systems.

August 9, 2010 - Researchers at Mayo Clinic are working to reduce radiation dosages used to acquire perfusion and other CT images.

July 28, 2010 – The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals (CORAR) applauded a recent decision by a Medicare administrative to correct coding, coverage and payment policies for...

July 28, 2010 – This week St. Jude Medical filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Volcano Corp. over its fractional flow reserve (FFR) wires. The suit was filed in federal district court in...

July 23, 2010 – A new research and development center for medical imaging systems recently opened at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in northeastern Ohio. The Global Advanced Imaging...

July 20, 2010 – Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a way to reduce the amount of radiation involved in perfusion computed tomography (CT) scanning, an emerging imaging technology for...

July 19, 2010 – New features of the iNtuition system, including advanced visualization and decision support solutions, were demonstrated during the meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular...

July 16, 2010 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. this week announced the launch of its ultrasound contrast imaging agent, Definity Vial For (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension, in...

July 16, 2010 – High demand has led Positron Corp. to increase production of Attrius positron emission tomography (PET) scanner with its joint venture, Neusoft Positron Medical Systems, the...

July 14, 2010 – Medtronic Inc. recently announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Ensura MRI SureScan pacing system. Ensura MRI is the company’s new option in a portfolio...