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TeraRecon Inc. has received the North American New Product Innovation Award in Medical Imaging Informatics from the respected independent research firm Frost and Sullivan. This award represents...

The environment surrounding a medical imaging system can now be monitored with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s e-Watch. This integrated solution monitors power, temperature and humidity in...

Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. and two medical isotope producers have agreed to work together to help ensure supplies of potentially life-saving nuclear medicine using molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) sourced...

November 15, 2012 – GE Healthcare Canada announced Health Canada clearance of its new cardiac imaging platform, the Discovery* CT750 HD FREEdom Edition. Addressing the main challenges of...

November 20, 2012 — More than 570 providers identify McKesson, Merge, Philips and Siemens as the top vendors in terms of overall provider satisfaction and adoption, according to the recently...

The introduction of hybrid technology — positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT -— has revolutionized the imaging world...

Avinger Ocelot OCT CTO catheter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Avinger Inc. Ocelot optical coherenace tomography (OCT) catheter to help cross...

VitreaView Advanced Visualization 3-D

November 14, 2012 — Vital Images received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 3-D viewing through its universal viewer, VitreaView. The company also released...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more effective than electrocardiography (ECG) at identifying "silent" heart attacks, also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions, according to a study...

November 14, 2012 — Two years after the joint launch of Optima MR360 and Brivo MR355, GE Healthcare announced a major milestone with the 500th shipment of these products combined, making the...

IMI Matrix Volumetric Analytics Software Advanced Visualization

November 12, 2012 — Intrinsic Medical Imaging (IMI) introduced its Matrix Volumetric Analytics software for advanced anatomical interrogation at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

Clinical Study Catherization Kindey Damage Contrast Media

November 8, 2012 — A hydration regimen tailored to the patient’s fluid status was effective in reducing damage to kidneys in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, according to a study...

Corindus CorPath robotic system

Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that need to last for the next decade. Martin Leon, M.D., attempted to answer that...

Ultrasound systems RSNA 2012 Cardiovascular ultrasound Toship Assurance Program

November 6, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has expanded its Assurance Program to offer reconditioned Toshiba...

Imaging Clinical Study CT Systems Medical Stays Medical Cost

A new report by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute shows that the length of the average hospital stay in the United States has increased at the same time as use of medical imaging scans...

November 1, 2012 — TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new 2-D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR (2-D CPA MR) software solution for...

HIMMS Electronic Medical Records Information Technology

November 1, 2012 — HIMSS opposes the Oct. 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “immediately suspend the distribution of incentive...

October 25, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced it has extended its contract with Nordion to supply molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for use in its TechneLite (Technetium Tc-99m) generators...

CONNECT II Clinical Trial CTO Crossing Catherter Peripheral Artery Disease

Avinger Inc., a medical device manufacturer of multi-functional catheters for crossing CTOs in patients with...

Medicare Reform Romney Obama Poll

An online poll of physicians who lead hospitals, health systems and large group practices across the United States conducted after the first presidential debate found more preferred Republican...

RSNA 2012 GE Healthcare Logiq Ultrasound Women's health

At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare will be showcasing a comprehensive portfolio of...

The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference showcases key advancements being made in interventional cardiology, focusing this year on the next generation of drug-eluting stents...

Infraredx Inc. (TVC) Imaging System Philips’ Allura Xper Imaging System

Infraredx Inc., a medical device company, and Royal Philips Electronics announced they have signed a joint development and collaboration agreement that is focused on integrating Infraredx’s true...

October 18, 2012 — Claron Technology has introduced Withinsight Framework (WIF) version 2.1, which adds advanced new segmentation tools, registration enhancements and performance improvements to...

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Ultrasound First Forum

October 16, 2012 — The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will host an Ultrasound First Forum on Nov. 12, 2012, in New York City. The forum will address the expanding role of...

October 11, 2012 — With this month’s approval of the Standards and Guidelines for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health...

New research from the Netherlands suggests tiny microbubbles can be used to more effectively deliver a blood clot busting drug to patients while they are in the ambulance during acute heart attack...

Simbionix U/S Mentor Simulator

October 8, 2012 — Simbionix USA Corp. will introduce the new advanced U/S (ultrasound) Mentor simulator at the upcoming American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Exhibition in Denver, Colo....

St. Jude Medical MediGuide Technology EP Mapping/imaging Systems

October 8, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. has launched MediGuide Technology, the first 3-D navigation system intended for the evaluation of vascular and cardiac anatomy on a recorded fluoroscopic...

GE Healthcare University of Wisconsin Scool of Medicine Imaging

Imagine a place where doctors can tell patients in advance if cancer treatment will work for them, without going through an entire course of chemotherapy.

GE Blueprint Advocate Healthcare Radiation Dose Management

Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top health systems and the largest integrated health care system in the state of Illinois, and GE Healthcare, a national leader in low dose, high...

Ziehm Imaging Inc. Ziehm Vision RFD C-Arms Hybrid OR

October 1, 2012 — Effective immediately, Ziehm Imaging, a market leader for mobile C-arms, is offering operating room (OR)...

IMV Medical Information Division MRI Systems Clinical Trial

The average age of installed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners in the United States has increased from eight years in 2007 to 10.9 years in 2011, according to a new market research report...

Lumedx Software American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has certified Lumedx software as fully interoperable between four ACC NCDR registries. Lumedx, a leading provider of integrated cardiovascular imaging and...

MedAxiom ASNC Nuclear Imaging

A new survey reveals that cardiologists around the United States are seeing more patients than ever before, yet performing fewer advanced nuclear tests on those patients on average. The survey...

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the saturated U.S. X-ray market will grow slowly to reach a value of $2.8 billion by...

The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) imposes many Medical Device Establishment Registration and Listings requirements, effective Oct. 1, 2012. To assist the...

MDET Medical Device Excise Tax CT Systems Cath Lab

September 20, 2012 — Hospitals, medical facilities, doctors and long-term care facilities this fall are stocking shelves and purchasing items from their wish list and budgets before a new tax on...

September 19, 2012 — Heart catheter procedures guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are as safe as...

September 19, 2012 — In response to criticism by physicians about the restrictiveness of conditions put forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for reimbursement for...

GE Vscan Mount Sinai School of Medicine Ultracound Systems

First-year medical students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine will be the first in New York to be introduced to a digital-age ultrasound device that can visualize inside the body, and fit directly...

MRI Systems Clinical Trial/Study Stents Cath Lab Health Service Research

September 18, 2012 — Inpatient hospital treatment accounts for the largest proportion of healthcare spending in the United States, with the use of diagnostic imaging services such as magnetic...

September 17, 2012 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released the results of its 2012 Practice Census, showing that the number of physician-owned practices continues to decline,...

According to a study in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, overall noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) costs to Medicare Part B dropped 21% from...

Calgary Scientific Inc. introduced ResolutionMD 3.1, a Web and mobile universal medical image viewing software that now supports 10 languages.

September 12, 2012  – Positron Corp. announced that Jubilant DraxImage Inc., a Jubilant Life Sciences Company, and Positron have executed a Letter of Intent pertaining to Positron's supply of...

September 11, 2012 — Data presented at the 2012 ESC Congress in Munich from the prospective DeFACTO study show that, when compared to standard...

September 10, 2012 — TeraRecon announced the launch of iNtuition Review, iNtuition Enterprise Medical Viewer (iEMV) and iNtuition Share. The software suite enhances the iNtuition portfolio with...

September 7, 2012 — The American Medical Association (AMA) recently sent letters to Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Rep. Pete Olson of Texas supporting passage of the Diagnostic Imaging...

There has been much debate whether computer-aided detection software for computed tomography (CT) scanners to detect coronary blockages is really a worthwhile expense. There has long been...

August 30, 2012 — An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people...

Cardiac computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), echocardiography and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging each offer advantages and disadvantages, and frequently at least two...

A comprehensive EP reporting system should allow information to be aggregated fr

The biggest issue in electrophysiology (EP) is the disparate nature of patient tests, reports, images and waveforms, and the need to aggregate all this data in one place to more...

McKesson, registry data entry ICD registry, CVIS

As vendors develop, and hospitals shop for, electrophysiology (EP) information and reporting systems, there are several considerations that will contribute to the efficiency and longevity of these...

radial approach transradial access radiation exposure

Recently, concerns have been raised that transradial (TR) cardiac catheterization significantly increases radiation exposure when compared with the conventional transfemoral (TF)...

August 28, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on its new Vantage Titan 1.5T series, which features the 8-, 16- and 32-...

August 28, 2012 — The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to modify the U.S. product label for several ultrasound...

August 28, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Optison (perflutren protein-type A microspheres injectable suspension, USP), a...

August 27, 2012 — A recent multi-center study, led by researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has...

August 27, 2012 — Positron Corp., a molecular imaging healthcare company, announced the submission of a drug master file (DMF) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the production...

meaningful use, Stage 2, cardiology, radiology, CPOE, clinical decision support

There are some key requirements specifically aimed at imaging and radiology included in the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

August 24, 2012 — The Stage 2 meaningful use requirements for electronic health records (EHRs) were released Aug. 23 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for...

August 23, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba’s Aquilion RXL Edition CT system. The system reconstructs images faster and includes the latest dose reduction...

August 21, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted marketing approval for cfrQuant, coronary flow reserve (CFR)...

August 20, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the use of its Attrius system at Caring Heart and Brain Imaging Inc. of Manasquan, N.J., which now offers amyvid...

August 14, 2012 — A study led by Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of advanced cardiac imaging education, Beaumont Health System (Mich.), has shown that inappropriate...

August 14, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the transfer, consolidation and integration of its radiopharmaceutical ...

Aug. 8, 2012 — iHeart Centers acquired the Heart IT WebPAX system for facilitating the management of medical images. The zero-footprint medical image workstation provides Web-based medical...

August 3, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced it has already received six orders for its Discovery IGS 730 system since receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in February 2012.

August 3, 2012 — FluoroPharma Medical Inc. announced that they have received high-quality images in an investigator-sponsored clinical trial in China where patients with coronary artery disease (...

August 2, 2012 — According to new research published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine,...

August 2, 2012 — Results of the ROMICAT II trial indicates coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CCTA) as a...

July 31, 2012 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S.-based company of the Bracco Group, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of MultiHance (gadobenate...

July 31, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval for use of its Ingenio and Advantio pacemakers in...

July 31, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced that the Magnetom Spectra 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).