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Toshiba, Celesteion, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, U.S., first

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) of Las Vegas has bolstered its capabilities by installing the United States’ first Celesteion PET/CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems...

At Health Datapalooza, the Acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Andy Slavitt announced a new policy that will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS...

Unfors Raysafe, LowerMyDose.com, radiation risk, website, community

For years, the radiology industry has focused on reducing, or eliminating patient exposure to radiation. Recently, the industry has shifted attention to the cumulative effect radiation exposure...

Penumbra, ACE64, aspiration thrombectomy, acute ischemic stroke, FDA

Penumbra Inc. announced that the company’s ACE64 aspiration thrombectomy system received 510(k) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the revascularization of large...

Fantom, REVA Medical, FANTOM II trial, ACC

REVA Medical Inc. announced the initiation of patient enrollment in the FANTOM II clinical trial of its Fantom sirolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold in March. The scaffold, made from REVA's...

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an opportunity for healthcare providers to decrease cardiovascular disease risk for Medicare beneficiaries through a new payment...

Medtronic, Euphora SC balloon, CE Mark, Europe, Richard Edwards

Medtronic announced the launch of the Euphora semicompliant balloon dilatation catheter in countries that recognize the CE (Conformité Européene) mark in February. The first patient case with...

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Stanford University combed through scientific literature on the pharmacogenomics of 71 leading cardiovascular drugs to help physicians better...

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Impella RP, right-side heart failure, Abiomed

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of the first centers in the United States to use a new minimally invasive heart pump designed to provide temporary support for patients with severe right-side...

Bracco, Lumason, first U.S. echocardiography procedure, Morristown

Bracco Imaging announced that the first echocardiography imaging procedure with Lumason was performed in May at Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, in New Jersey....

Toshiba, Assurance 360, CT, XR-29, MITA Smart Dose standard, Aquilion

Toshiba’s new Assurance 360 program is making it easier for existing computed tomography (CT) customers to lower radiation dose, improve their scanners’ performance and achieve compliance with the...

CDS, clinical decision support, Rand Corp., study, appropriateness

Using tools that help physicians decide whether to use expensive imaging studies can help reduce the ordering of unnecessary tests, but implementation in real-world settings has many challenges,...

One year after the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study by Health eCareers found that the effect of the ACA’s new policies ranked as the third most pressing concern for...

Percutaneous Cardiovascular Solutions (PCS) announced it had been granted a key patent in the United States covering its percutaneous mitral valve replacement system.

Merit Medical, Prelude Snap, splittable sheath introducer

Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the launch of the Prelude Snap splittable sheath introducer.

GE, Signa Explorer Lift, MRI, upgrade, 1.5T

GE Healthcare introduced a new in-field upgrade program for 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems in most regions globally. A currently installed GE Healthcare 1.5T LCC magnet may be...

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Materialise announces the launch of the latest Mimics Innovation Suite, including the Mimics 18.0 and 3-matic 10.0 software solutions. The new and improved tools...

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE)

The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) is the exclusive international provider of interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease and endovascular...

CT angiography, CCTA, arterial plaque, calcification, calcium scoring, Coronary

Non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and elevated “bad” cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals, according to a new study published online...

PRAETORIAN trial, first U.S. patients, ICD, subcutaneous, S-ICD, defibrillators

The Valley Hospital has been selected as the United States Coordinating Center for the international PRAETORIAN trial analyzing implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The trial will...