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Computed tomography (CT) vendors highlighted several recent imporvements to their imaging systems during the 2012 Society of Cardiovascular CT annual scientific meeting.  

July 27, 2012 — Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a...

July 27, 2012 — With a great deal of practical, clinical feedback from a broad demographic of facilities with differing processes and needs, ScImage has comprehensively improved the workflow and...

A study using CT perfusion imaging showed patients presenting with ischemic stroke may be successfully treated with endovascular or minimally invasive therapy well beyond ...

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 25, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced approval of a pledge for $15 million in tax increment financing (TIF) bonds from the redevelopment commission of the city of Gary, Ind.,...

July 24, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its new cardiac imaging platform, the Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition.

July 23, 2012 — The IT and medical technology company Sectra has acquired the product rights for Intulo, a system that monitors radiation doses, from the Swedish medical IT company...

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

July 20, 2012 — The ability to see inside the arteries of vascular disease patients in high resolution before and during stenting procedures can offer valuable information. A new study of...

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 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are warning that the extreme cuts to funding for medical imaging scans in the 2013...

 

July 16, 2012 — LipoScience Inc., an in vitro diagnostic company developing clinical diagnostic tests using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology, announced...

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 13, 2012 — GE Healthcare and VPDiagnostics Inc. jointly announced today their co-marketing agreement for the VPDiagnostics’ MRI-PlaqueView software for carotid artery...

July 13, 2012 — Royal Philips Electronics announced that it has embarked on a five-year joint research and development (R&D) program with the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, the...

July 11, 2012 — Ultrasonix Medical Corporation has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SonixGPS technology for vascular access procedures.

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 10, 2012 — In CT (computed tomography) imaging, healthcare facilities strive to limit patient radiation dose while maintaining high image quality for accurate diagnoses. St. Elizabeth...

July 10, 2012 — A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) shows that medical imaging is increasing even in...

July 10, 2012 — Based on its recent analysis of workflow solutions for the computed tomography (CT) imaging market, Frost...

July 10, 2012 — New and updated evidence-based guidelines to help healthcare providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam or radiation therapy for a patient’s clinical condition are...

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...

July 9, 2012 — GE Healthcare unveiled in June the GE Blueprint for low dose, a comprehensive program that helps healthcare providers integrate CT (computed tomography) technologies, education and...

July 9, 2012 — Burlington Medical Supplies, a radiation protection and X-ray medical supply company, now offers no fog lenses. These lead glasses are the latest in technology...

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 5, 2012 — Avinger Inc., a medical device manufacturer of multifunctional catheters, announced in June that it has successfully completed enrollment in its CONNECT II global clinical trial.

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....

June 29, 2012 — More than 61 companies will display their latest products and services at the American Society of ...

June 28, 2012 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring minimum coverage is valid and is not a constitutional...

June 28, 2012 — Infraredx Inc., a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery and other vascular diseases, today announced that the company...

June 28, 2012 — The following is being released today by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center:

New research in Nature Medicine shows that boosting a...

June 25, 2012 — KLAS released the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure report, which details what end-users think about imaging systems from specific...

June 25, 2012 — Among six large integrated healthcare systems between 1996 and 2010 there was a substantial increase in the use of advanced diagnostic imaging, according to a study in the ...

June 22, 2012 — In a recently approved position statement, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) affirms that...

June 22, 2012 — Vital Images Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group company, has been recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for the third consecutive year.

June 22, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Somatom Perspective, an advanced 128-slice...

June 22, 2012 — Philips introduced the iDose4 Premium Package, which includes two technologies that can improve image quality: the iDose4 iterative reconstruction technique, and...

June 22, 2012 — Bayer HealthCare’s Radiology and Interventional unit has launched the new Mark 7 Arterion Injection System, the latest in the Medrad Mark series of angiographic...

Although the requirements for Stage 2 payments for meaningful use are not yet final, there is information to understand the challenges that organizations will face. In Stage 1, organizations could...

June 20, 2012 — More than 100,000 healthcare providers are using electronic health records (EHRs) that meet federal standards and have benefited from the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health...

June 20, 2012 – Siemens Healthcare announced the Somatom Definition Edge single-source computed tomography (CT) system has been approved for sale in the United States. It is the first...

June 20, 2012 — Echocardiography is playing a key role in both the assessment and guidance of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Attendees at the American Society of...

June 20, 2012 — In nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, small amounts of radioactive agents are administered to the patient to allow the physician to examine molecular processes...

June 18, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the Aplio 500, Aplio 300 and Viamo ultrasound systems at the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) annual conference,...

June 18, 2012 — United Health Services (UHS), a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving the greater Binghamton, N.Y. area has selected Philips Live 3-D...

GE Healthcare introduced the latest addition to its Nuclear Medicine 600 series with a new performance SPECT/CT (single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography) system, the Optima...

June 15, 2012 — At the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 59th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., June 9-12, Cardinal Health introduced new technology enhancements that make it possible...

June 15, 2012 — To enable hospitals to keep pace with the latest technological advances and offer better patient care and improved workflow while containing costs, Toshiba America Medical Systems...

June 14, 2012 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. announced the availability of Synapse Mobility 3.0, a new zero-footprint application with improved features that enable access to Fujifilm's...

June 13, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced completion of its first strontium validation effort in May 2012, when Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT), a Positron subsidiary, successfully...

As the nation’s leading provider of maternal-fetal, newborn and pediatric subspecialty physician services, Pediatrix Medical Group says streamlining the transfer of images and reports is...

Best Cyclotron Systems is unveiling five new cyclotrons for isotope research and production at the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 2012 Annual Meeting on June 9-12 in Miami Beach, Fla.

June 8, 2012 — Bayer HealthCare announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Radimetrics Inc. that will offer U.S. healthcare professionals the industry’s first computed tomography...

June 11, 2012 — Calgary Scientific Inc. has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its ResolutionMD Web 2.9 Vessel Analysis module for post-processing...

June 11, 2012 — An estimated 85.3 million computed tomography (CT) procedures were performed in 8,465 hospital and non-hospital sites in 2011 in the United States, representing an annual growth...

June 8, 2012 — Children and young adults scanned multiple times by computed tomography (CT) have a small increased risk of...

June 8, 2012 — Bayer Radiology and Interventional has announced the introduction of the Certegra Workstation, an informatics-driven, touch-screen hub that enables time savings and improved patient...

June 8, 2012 — Austin Heart announced its participation in CONNECT II, a global clinical trial that gives physicians access to a new imaging technology...

June 8, 2012 — At this year’s SNM Annual Meeting, June 9-13, Philips Healthcare is highlighting its portfolio of nuclear medicine (NM) applications for IntelliSpace Portal, adding to its existing...

June 7, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced the acquisition of XPRO, a Brazilian Interventional X-ray equipment manufacturer company with over 15 years of experience and with more than 120 systems...

Several technological advancements occurred in the PICC market in recent years that are changing the competitive landscape and driving growth. Increasingly, medical professionals are using...

June 1, 2012 — Through the rapid growth of multi-slice computer tomography (CT) imaging, radiation protection has become a major issue in the radiological community. In response to this problem,...

June 1, 2012 — When opening a new hospital or medical center, partnering with the right diagnostic imaging vendor with patient-focused technology and a trusted, responsive service and support team...

June 1, 2012 — Civco Medical Solutions is introducing a newly redesigned storage rack and stabilizer for transesophageal (TEE...

May 31, 2012 — As part of an ongoing commitment to helping members provide quality patient care in a changing healthcare landscape, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will offer a full...