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A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montréal reveals that the United States health care system...

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 The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine specialty and subspecialty societies, released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for tests used in the ...

CSL Behring announced that Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an expanded indication — urgent reversal of acquired...

BioTelemetry Inc., a wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information, announced that recently published research from an observational study of more than 200,000...

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Ultrasound will be able to depict blood flow with more detail and accuracy using Toshiba America Medical...

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Philips Healthcare introduced the IQon Spectral computed tomography (CT) system at RSNA 2013. It is the world’s first spectral-detector CT system built from the ground up for spectral imaging. It...

At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare introduced the Discovery Interventional Guidance System (IGS) 740, a 510(k)-pending mobile X-ray angiography system with a 41 x 41 cm detector. The system is aimed at...

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Thomas Jefferson University researchers discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new...

TherOx Inc. released results from the company's multicenter Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot study that showed a 9.6 percent infarct size at 30 days in high-risk patients treated...

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Toshiba introduced its Adaptive Diagnostics computed tomography (CT) technology, which simplifies complex exams...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted favorably Dec. 11 in a 13-1 vote that the benefits of the Watchman...

The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU HSDMRC) and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC,...

AccessClosure Inc. announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a request by St. Jude Medical Inc. to rehear an appeal on a double patenting ruling concerning its U.S....

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For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of...

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized updates to payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) on or...

The human body begins to adapt to microgravity of low Earth orbit shortly after launch, according to surgeon astronaut Lee Morin, M.D., Ph.D., and astronaut mission specialist, NASA Johnson Space...

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Interventional cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital are the first in the world to use a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device for the treatment of severely calcified...

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Medtronic Inc. announced the first-in-human implant of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS...

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

GE Healthcare showcased several new offerings that enable low-dose imaging procedures and help...

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that its parent company, Konica Minolta, Inc., has signed a business transfer agreement with Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Panasonic Healthcare) under...

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The procedure, first performed in Germany in 2011, has corrected both defects and instilled Brian, a young swimmer and martial arts aficionado, with newfound energy that was in short supply...

With increased penalties in effect for hospitals with excessive readmissions for heart attack and heart failure,...

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Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the launch of the Sonimage P3 hand-held ultrasound device. The...

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Siemens Healthcare introduced an angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization at the...

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HeartWare International Inc. has acquired CircuLite, Inc., a developer of the Synergy Circulatory Support System, which is designed to treat less sick, ambulatory, chronic ...

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Over the past decade, medical imaging has gone from being one of the fastest growing categories of Medicare...

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Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark in Europe and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) listing in Australia for its flexible 4 French multi-electrode Symplicity Spyral ...

Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running randomized, controlled clinical trial of renal denervation, which continue to demonstrate results...

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A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert, said that for more than 100 years, fewer people have been dying of ...

Sidra Medical and Research Center, a specialty women's and children's hospital in Qatar, announced that Ziyad Hijazi, M.D., has been appointed clinical chief for pediatrics.

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The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn...

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Four cardiovascular professional societies released an overview of transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation. Intended to “help frame subsequent discussions” among the field’s various...

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Claron Technology, Inc. debuts version 3.0 of Withinsight Framework (WIF), an advanced platform that accelerates development of medical image visualization applications, at the 2013 Radiological...

An analysis of data from an international multicenter study of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) reveals that men and women with mild coronary artery disease (CAD) and similar...

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With the benefits of conventional strategies for therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest being called in to question following the publication of two new studies, brain...

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Topera Inc. shared the results of an independent evaluation of its diagnostic system’s ability to improve atrial...

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Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Promus Premier Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's durable...

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 A new study reports that individuals who underwent embolization of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a 7.9 percent decrease in body weight three months after...

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On Oct. 1, Bayshore Community Hospital received approval from the Department of Health as a Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) hospital to provide emergency angioplasty procedures on...

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Siemens Healthcare introduced Somatom Force, the company’s next-generation Dual Source computed tomography (CT) system...

Using a stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper...

Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later, according to a study presented at the the ...

radiation dose

The significant increase in radiation exposure and uncertainty regarding the risk of cancer have raised concerns leading to a recent change of direction within medical imaging. Several initiatives...

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Researchers say they have achieved enough coherence of the magnetic moment inherent in the defects of miniscule diamond fragments to harness their potential for precise quantum sensors in a...

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Ziehm Imaging, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of mobile C-arms, will showcase the first motorized mobile C-arm...

Siemens Healthcare will introduce version VA30 of its routine 3-D and advanced reading software syngo.via at the ...

After cardiac surgery, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are common complications associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and use of resources.

Combining genetic data with clinical information to determine the initial dosage of the blood thinner warfarin, used to prevent blood clots in the circulatory system, was no more effective in...

SafeCT, CT scanner, Medic Vision, CT

Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. recently signed agreements with three major healthcare purchasing organizations, namely Premier and Health Trust PG, to offer the SafeCT to thousands of their...

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Barco, a supplier of diagnostic and visualization systems, will demonstrate a wide array of imaging technologies focused on providing an integrated approach to patient care. Barco will present its...

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Vital Images Inc. will participate in the Image Sharing Demonstration (North Building, Hall B, booth 8140) at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Dec. 1-5 in...

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Etiam Corp. will present the Etiam-Connect along with its Nexus 4.2 update, which features a smoother client interface, at the 2013 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (...

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ContextVision will debut four real-time ultrasound image enhancement packages as part of its US PlusView...

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Barco, a supplier of diagnostic systems, presented its MDSC line of network-ready surgical displays.

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Millar Inc. and CD Leycom announced the appointment of Millar as the exclusive U.S. distributor of CD Leycom’s clinical Inca in pressure-volume (PV) loop system and disposable clinical PV loop...

GE Healthcare announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture Optison (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable Suspension,...

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A 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner that shows both anatomy within coronary arteries and blood...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (...

Exponential growth in vendor neutral archive (VNA) study volumes is forecast to drive strong demand for VNA...

Data from a national registry developed to track patient safety and real-world outcomes finds that the initial use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treatment of aortic stenosis...

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AliveCor Inc. launched a mobile heart health service, offering expert reviews of electrocardiograms (ECGs) recorded...

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One of the biggest complaints patients have with MR imaging is the loud acoustic noise. The sound produced by the powerful gradients makes patients uncomfortable. This discomfort results in longer...

RSNA 2013

The RSNA FastPass is produced by Imaging Technology News (ITN) as a guide to what vendors are highlighting. It helps attendees better navigate the vast technical exhibit floor to find...

Dianne Bardo, lowering the dose, CT dose

As modern multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) becomes a primary imaging modality across all specialties, there has been increased focus on lowering the radiation dose required to create...

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Cephasonics introduced the small, 2-pound cQuest Dragonfly family of modular 32- or 64-channel, high-performance ...

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Eizo Inc. announced the release of the RadiForce RX650, a 30-inch color LCD monitor ideal for multi-...

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A multidisciplinary team of experts in heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia and neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City are testing nerve stimulation in the neck as a therapy for heart...

The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises awareness of the potential dangers associated with the use of medical devices and helps healthcare providers minimize the risk of technology-...