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Spectral imaging of arteries

Philips Healthcare has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its IQon Spectral computed tomography (CT) technology for spectral imaging. It adds a new dimension to...

Phoenix, Volume Registration Viewer, FDA, RSNA 2014, Advanced Visualization

AZE Technology announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Phoenix (Volume Registration Viewer), a viewer developed with a new concept for efficient and accurate image...

CT systems, CT angiography, SCCT

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has published an update of the "SCCT Guidelines for the Interpretation and Reporting of Coronary CT Angiography: A Report of the Society of...

AZE Technology announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Phoenix (Volume Registration Viewer), a viewer developed with a completely new concept for efficient and accurate...

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced availability in the United States of the Samsung RS80A, a high-resolution ultrasound system. Incorporating Samsung’s latest technology, the RS80A...

NHLBI, Losartan, Marfan syndrome, atenolol

A National Institutes of Health-funded study comparing treatment with widely used blood pressure medications, atenolol or losartan, in patients with Marfan syndrome who had an enlarged aortic root...

Ultrasound Technology, cardiovascular ultrasound, Mount Sinai, Medical Students

A new study by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that training medical students to use a handheld ultrasound device can enhance the accuracy of their...

stents, Cobra, celonova

CeloNova BioSciences, Inc., announced that positive first-in-man (FIM) clinical trial results found its Cobra PzF coronary stent system with an advanced nano-thin coating of Polyzene-F polymer to...

Men who have asymptomatic subclinical vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who don’t have early-stage vascular disease, according to research presented at the...

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the availability of its Isovue (iopamidol injection) Imaging Bulk Package (IBP), a specific combination multi-patient, multi-dose compliant contrast medium...

AHA, warfarin, antiplatelet therapy, atrial fibrillation, anti-clotting, EP lab

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin combined with antiplatelet therapy to prevent stroke may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation.

AFIB, BMI, Loyola University Medical Center, Epicardial Adipose Tissue

Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI), but a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that the layer of fat around the outside of the heart is more closely...

Blipcare, wireless weight scale, heart failure, patient engagement

According to a statement in Health Data Management, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, developed a program utilizing a Carematix Blipcare wireless weight scale for remote patient...

syncardia, artificial heart

A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and bridged to a donor heart transplant after cardiac surgeons used 3-D virtual...

A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to research presented at the American...

Remote viewing systems, RSNA 2014, Enterprise Imaging Xero Viewer

Agfa HealthCare will showcase its updated Enterprise Imaging Xero Viewer at RSNA 2014. 

3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s...

Oxford clinical study, American Heart Association, abdominal aortic aneurism

Oxford University researchers presented data that reveal the extent to which smoking causes silent but deadly damage to health at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association (...

The new ResolutionMD functionality, which will be showcased at the 2014 RSNA conference by Calgary Scientific, offers better access to health information, supports better teamwork and...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final rules outlining how Medicare will pay major health care providers and suppliers in 2015.