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Infraredx TVC Imaging System Receives Regulatory Approval Japan

Infraredx Inc. announced that its dual-modality intravascular imaging technology, TVC Imaging System, and its TVC Insight Catheter received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health,...

 A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery...

This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and operator.

ASEF Grant Echo Can Dt Coronary Lesions Chest Pain Patients

The ASE Education and Research Foundation hosted a one-day event, Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014, Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C., which gathered thought leaders from across the healthcare...

October 3, 2014 — Esaote North America announced that its new MyLab Gamma ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for...

Siemens Artis one

October 1, 2014 — St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit recently became the first U.S. healthcare facility to install the Artis one angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The Artis...

September 30, 2014 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with eight partnering societies, released the first appropriate use criteria (AUC) for suspected heart disease in pediatric...

blood testing, nephrocheck

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk...

nuclear imaging, isotopes, Molybdenum-99

Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals Corp. is working to become the first commercial producer of lifesaving medical isotopes in the United States. 

September 29, 2014 — Before undergoing cardiac imaging procedures involving radiation, healthcare providers should help patients understand why the procedure is needed and its potential benefits...

OCT

The first randomized trial to examine serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was reported at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

St. Jude Medical CE mark Tendril STS IsoFlex Optim MRI Scans

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE mark approval of updated labeling for its Tendril STS and IsoFlex Optim pacing leads, allowing existing and future patients with the devices access to ...

IVUS, CTOs

A new study found that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) could improve outcomes compared to a conventional angiography-guided...

FEI released RemoteViz for Open Inventor, a software development framework for interactive remote 2-D and 3-D visualization.

Mallinckrodt U.S. Launch OptiSync Contrast Data Management System

Mallinckrodt announced the U.S. launch of the OptiSync data management system as a new technology in its Global Medical Imaging segment. 

September 24, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Discovery IQ PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) system.

September 15, 2014 — A new minimally invasive surgery involving a stent graft made from a 3-D image of the patient’s anatomy could eliminate the need for open surgery for some patients suffering...

Frost & Sullivan Ultrasound Europe

Growing awareness of the harmful effects of radiation exposure is driving the uptake of ultrasound systems,...

September 10, 2014 — According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography (CT) images can be safely used in...

September 8, 2014 — Esaote North America announced its new MyLab Six ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for sale...