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UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have been the gold standard for noninvasive detection of...

GE Healthcare, Vivid E9, XDclear, cardiac ultrasound, cardiac echo

The latest advances in echocardiography were discussed at a special evening symposium at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting, organized by Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular...

A Mayo Clinic study has identified a familial association in spontaneous coronary artery dissection, suggesting a genetic predisposition to the condition. The results are published in the March 23...

ORSIF, fluoroscopy, interventional, health risks, awareness

A new non-profit association, the Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF), was recently launched to generate awareness of the potential serious health...

TEE, 3-D TEE, 4-D TEE, GE

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is quickly establishing itself as an essential tool in the interventional cardiologist’s daily toolbox. An alternative to the more traditional...

IMRIS, Visius iCT, Health Canada, licensing

IMRIS Inc. announced that Visius iCT, its ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography scanner, has received Health Canada licensing allowing for sales and marketing in the country.

Virginia Zoo, Sentara Heart Hospital, orangutans, ultrasound

The Virginia Zoo veterinary team partnered with a team from Sentara Heart Hospital to perform ultrasound on the hearts of orangutans Pepper and Schnitz as part of the animals’ annual wellness...

Samsung Electronics America Inc. has partnered with Heart Across America to host the Heart Across America cycling tour, aimed at increasing awareness on how to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Ariana Smith, aortic aneurysm, 3-D printing

Seventeen-year-old Ariana Smith recently became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the first in Michigan, to benefit from a revolutionary 3-D printed heart model to...

Toshiba, Aplio Platinum CV, 300, 500, cardiovascular ultrasound, ACC

The Aplio Platnium Series CV (cardiovascular) ultrasound systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems offer a comprehensive suite of dedicated technology for cardiac diagnosis. The series,...

Toshiba, Aquilion One Vision, CT, angiography, ACC

Toshiba’s Aquilion One Vision Edition computed tomography (CT) system is capable of aiding clinicians in diagnosing patients presenting with chest pain. The system was showcased at the American...

BioImage study, Mount Sinai, cardiovascular disease, ultrasound, CT, detection

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature...

Cardiac visualization and analysis software provider Epsilon Imaging announced the results of four studies presented at the ACC 2015 that demonstrated improved quality in assessment of heart...

March 26, 2015 — Siemens Healthcare introduced a new angiography system and new cardiac ultrasound apps at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting.  

Toshiba, CT angiography, Infinix 4D CT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D CT system to enable computed tomography (CT) imaging directly in the cath lab. It integrates...

Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

radiation, risk, cancer patients, information, Memorial Sloan Kettering, MSKCC

A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that...

low-dose radiation, cancer risk, mice, Berkeley National Laboratory, therapy, CT

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have uncovered new clues about the risk of cancer from low-dose radiation. In this research, low-dose is...

TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the latest version of its TomTec-Arena software solution.

Biotronik, Eluna, ProMRI, FDA

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system. Biotronik ProMRI technology allows patients to undergo full-body magnetic...