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November 7, 2011 — This year’s annual meeting of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), is changing its name to “...

October 31, 2011 –Lantheus Medical announced it has been awarded a three-year supplier contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance, for...

October 17, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have established a pilot program for concurrent review of medical devices....

October 7, 2011 — U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., released a blueprint containing immediate steps to drive biomedical innovation, while improving...

October 3, 2011 – Up to now, on-the-job hazards for cardiac sonographers were usually limited to overtaxed muscles or incorrect body positioning.  And the profession, with help from equipment...

September 16, 2011 — Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time used several imaging techniques to prove the efficacy of a promising new treatment for...

September 14, 2011 – The Delaware Insurance Commissioner’s announcement that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (BCBSD) will support physicians’ use of an American College of Cardiology (ACC)...

September 9, 2011 — GE Healthcare announced it has received commitments from more than 100 customers globally for its Alcyone technology. The Alcyone is a nuclear cardiology platform designed to...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its “Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science,” a sweeping initiative to modernize the tools and methods that the agency uses to evaluate...

August 24, 2011 -- Radiopharmaceuticals are pharmaceutical agents used to diagnose certain medical problems, such as cardiac, cancer or neurology, and/or treat certain conditions such as cancers....

August 23, 2011— UltraSPECT of Haifa, Israel, announced the sale of more than 10 of its wide beam reconstruction (WBR) software solutions to nuclear pharmaceutical supplier PCI for placement at...

August 18, 2011 - A new KLAS report, "Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (CT) 2011-New Technologies in Focus," measures the innovative pairing of nuclear...

August 2, 2011 – An estimated 1.7 million clinical positron emission tomography (PET) patient studies were performed in the United States in 2010, according to a report just released by IMV...

July 29, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued draft guidance that clarifies when changes or modifications to a previously cleared 510(k) device require a new...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals to stop using CardioGen-82 for cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans. The manufacturer, Bracco...

July 13, 2011 – Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging market, Siemens Healthcare was given the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Siemens'...
June 29, 2011 — A new study utilizing data from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) suggests that while noncompliance with reporting standards...
June 7, 2011 — Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's annual meeting showed a novel optical imaging technique called near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF), which can image dangerous...
June 7, 2011 – This year at SNM 2011, Siemens Healthcare introduced Biograph mCT 20 Excel, on display for the first time in a nuclear medicine-focused meeting. Biograph mCT 20 Excel is the latest...
June 10, 2011 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s 58th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, June 4-8, Cardinal Health previewed The Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging (The Center), its new...