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The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely. The list...

Sunshine act, disclosure, cardiology, radiology

The White House’s recent approval of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act mandates transparency within physician-industry relationships. Data recording begins Aug. 1, 2013, so it is necessary for...

Since its launch, less than two years ago, more than 5 million computed tomography (CT) scans, and nearly 3 million exams, have been added to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index...

 

Time Magazine releases the dramatic findings of a months-long investigation by contributor Steven Brill into how outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying America's...

ECRI Institute Radiation Dose Safety INsight Assessment Dose Management

Computed tomography (CT) radiation dose can result in unnecessarily high exposures, placing patients at increased risk of cancer and other conditions. Inappropriate radiation doses have raised...

Identive Group Inc. announced new radio frequency identification (RFID) labels for the medical industry that are specially designed to withstand the radiation processes commonly used to sterilize...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

Sunshine act, disclosure, cardiology, radiology

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final rule for the Sunshine Act on Feb. 1 that will increase public disclosure of financial relationships between drug and device...

Toshiba Medical Systems NIH Clinical Study CT System

A new computed tomography (CT) scanner substantially reduces potentially harmful radiation while still improving overall image quality. National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, along with...

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on when visiting the website. Below are the top 25 stories from 2012, and the...

MRI, CT Systems Imaging Transparent Pricing Study

In a study designed to see if doctors who are told the exact price of expensive medical tests like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in advance would order fewer of them, Johns Hopkins researchers...

U.S. Imaging Equipment Servicing Market Millenium Market Research Group

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the U.S. market for diagnostic imaging equipment servicing will grow slowly to a value...

Toshiba Aquilion One Vision Edition RSNA 2012 CT Systems CTA

Toshiba has unveiled a 640-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the 2012 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The Aquilion One Vision Edition is equipped with a...

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announced the publication of the SCCT Expert Consensus Document on Computed Tomography Imaging Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve...

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) said that failure to delay the new medical device excise tax, along with Medicare cuts for imaging and radiation therapy services passed by...

Top Cardiovascular Stories 2012 Software CT angiography Heart Valve Repair

The past year in cardiology has continued to see progress and innovation in medicine. As the year comes to an end, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) identified some of the top...

GE RSNA 2012 Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition Optima CT540 Optima CT660

At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare focused attention on next-generation products and solutions in its computed tomography (CT) and Advantage Workstation (AW) businesses with the announcement of three...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...

The latest advances in cardiovascular imaging are usually shown first at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, the largest radiology show in the world, held the last...

RSNA 2012 Coronary Artery Disease Clinical Study

While obesity is considered a cardiovascular risk factor, a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) showed that African-American patients with...