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MyLab Twice, Esaote, cardiac ultrasound

During the American College of Cardiology 2013 (ACC.13) annual meeting in March, vendors discussed several trends they are observing in the cardiac ultrasound market and displayed the latest echo...

GE, TEE. amplatzer, 3D, 4D

The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional procedures to be performed, which otherwise would have been...

Angiotech Vena Cava Filter

One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients according to a new study...

StatVideo EchoBox

At Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, five EchoBox devices were connected to five GE Vivid ultrasound systems, streaming live echo images over the web to experienced sonographers located in the...

Transesophageal Echocardiogram

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of...

Toshiba Aplio 500

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has introduced the Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 CV ultrasound systems to help clinicians more accurately and efficiently diagnose cardiovascular disease. Compact...

RTI International Live Volumetric Imaging Intracardiac Echo

An RTI International-developed prototype catheter that can generate live, streaming 3-D ultrasound images from inside the heart received a Cardiovascular Innovation Award at the 2013...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of...

Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

This is a roundup of some of the DAIC editor's choice of the most innovative new technologies showcased at ACC 2013, including products in the areas of interventional cardiology, patient...

Choosing Wisely ASE Echocardiogram

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the...

For better treatment planning during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), Toshiba America Medical System Inc.’s Activation Imaging is the company’s latest addition to its 3-D Wall Motion...

March 14, 2013 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) that allows Jubilant...

As cardiologists assemble in San Francisco for the 2013 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, they are faced with the challenge of how to handle the high volume of additional...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of...

March 7, 2013 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its EchoNavigator live image-guidance tool.

EchoInsight for Cardio Oncology

Strain imaging for echo is increasingly being recommended to assist in assessing cancer patients at risk for heart disease. Strain Imaging can provide valuable information when monitoring patients...

Cardiac Ultra Sound Echo ASE Choosing Wisely 5 THings Patients Should Question

Taking a leadership role in addressing inefficient practices and improving care, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has joined the ABIM Foundation and 37 other specialty societies as part of Choosing Wisely, an effort to reduce inappropriate tests and procedures to...

ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter St. Jude Medical CE mark

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced European CE mark approval of its ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter. Designed for control and maneuverability during complex cardiac...

GE Healthcare announced that it has filed a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) that will allow the company to manufacture Optison (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable...