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Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) is a better way to measure annular size in patients with aortic stenosis who are candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) than two...

According to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, any efficiencies in physician interpretation and diagnosis gained when different...

MIM 6

MIM Software Inc. has announced its software release MIM 6 is now available. Users in all areas of medical imaging can benefit from tools for deformable evaluation and correction, magnetic...

Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc Synapse 3D Advanced Visualization ACC

FujiFilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. showcased its Synapse 3D at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference March 9 to 11, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Fully...

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) applauded the adoption of an amendment...

Mummies Egypt Atherosclerosis CT Systems

Atherosclerosis is usually considered to be related to contemporary risk factors such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. However, researchers suggest that high prevalence of atherosclerosis...

Contrast Agents Mayo Clinic Clinical Study Kidney Injury

Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for computed tomography (CT) scans can cause acute kidney injury. New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of...

Bayer Healthcare is expanding its global distribution network for the Medrad Intego positron emission tomography (PET) Infusion System through a new distribution agreement with Comecer SPA....

The American College of Radiology supports the Diagnostic Imaging Services Access Protection Act (H.R. 846), recently introduced by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX), Peter Roskam (R-IL), John Barrow (D-GA...

The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) today launched Medical Device Tax Watch, a website dedicated to raising awareness of efforts of some medical device manufacturers to pass the...

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...