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

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...

July 26, 2012 — Any exposure to radiation, no matter how small, has the potential of leading to future health issues, including many types of cancer, medical experts agree. Doing all you...

July 23, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare expands its ultrasound portfolio with the portable Acuson P300 ultrasound...

July 20, 2012 —Acusphere Inc. announced that it had completed the marketing authorization application (MAA) dossier for its lead product candidate, Imagify (perflubutane polymer microspheres) for...

July 16, 2012 — Medical imaging has always been an important part of clinical trials.  Echocardiography, which uses sound waves to create moving real-time images of cardiac structure and...

Echocardiography is a natural application for telemedicine, as handheld ultrasound devices and cloud-based transmission solutions make it possible to perform a test at a remote location and have...

July 11, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents, announced the publication of results from the CaRES (Contrast...

July 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ViewFlex Xtra...

July 9, 2012 — A new report issued in June by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and developed in collaboration with 10 other professional societies provides detailed criteria to help...

With last year’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and increasingly complex cath lab and hybrid operating room (OR) ...

July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that revealed that detection of pulmonary congestion using pocket-sized transthoracic echocardiography (pTTE) in patients with...

July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that highlights new echocardiographic methods that can detect latent systolic function in obese patients.

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July 3, 2012 — While rare, when sudden cardiac death occurs in a seemingly healthy competitive young athlete, the societal loss is high. At a time when the world is battling obesity in epidemic...

July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that highlights the use of echocardiography in identifying the epicardial fat pad that is strongly associated with arterial...

July 3, 2012 — Despite the rising incidence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), there has been little data available on the prevalence and clinical correlates of sub-clinical atherosclerosis in...

July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that highlights the importance of performing an echocardiogram to measure pulmonary artery systolic pressures in stable patients...

July 2, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that shows the utility of a six minute walk stress echocardiogram for the early detection of exercise-induced pulmonary arterial...

More than 61 companies will display their latest products and services at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions, June 30-July 3 in National Harbor, Md....