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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...

May 30, 2012 — Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., a former NASA astronaut, will share his experiences in performing and transmitting echocardiograms from outer space during a special presentation during the...

May 24, 2012 — Research led by Christiana Care Health System's Andrew Doorey, M.D., has found that a small number of patients mistakenly undergo bypass surgery after diagnostic...

May 22, 2012 - As the picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) market has developed over the last decade, the variety of images, formats and procedures available in digital form in...

May 16, 2012 — Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging Center (SDMI) in Las Vegas has installed the first Aquilion Prime 160 series from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. in the United States...

May 14, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced new manufacturing and supply agreements with Jubilant HollisterStier LLC (JHS). Under separate agreements, JHS will manufacture Cardiolite...

May 14, 2012 — GE Healthcare introduced a new version of its Vscan pocket-sized visualization tool, developed to deliver imaging capabilities at the point of care. Based on feedback from current...

May 14, 2012 — During the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 scientific sessions last week, Biosense Webster Inc. announced it created strategic collaboration agreements with GE Healthcare and...

May 14, 2012 - LifeWatch, a cardiac monitoring service provider, has launched a strategic alliance with Perminova, a developer of Web-based information systems for cardiology centers, to expand...

May 11, 2012 — Modern cardiac catheterization laboratories bear scant resemblance to the cath labs of a decade ago. An updated consensus statement released this week offers physicians guidance on...

May 11, 2012 — A team of scientists led by Stanley Fricke, M.D., of the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., broke the "magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sound barrier," a...

May 9, 2012 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) submitted its comments on the proposed rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU), calling for more time to allow...

May 7, 2012 — Wide Beam Reconstruction (WBR) reduces the required radiopharmaceutical dose and image acquisition time by 50 percent for diagnostic quality myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) single...

May 7, 2012 - On May 4, the American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC)...

May 1, 2012 - The use of a dedicated pediatric imaging department, with dedicated pediatric computed tomography (CT) technologists, for pediatric CT scans significantly reduces the radiation dose...

April 27, 2012 — Amidst growing concerns over healthcare costs, the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) is offering a solution to help cut back on federal spending in its new report, “Imaging with...

April 27, 2012 – Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced the FDA clearance of Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), the company’s newest dose-reduction technology. Toshiba will...

April 27, 2012 - More than 150 molecular imaging professionals gathered last week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s third Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging Symposium held at the...

April 24, 2012 — The secondary cancer risk from multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scans is low among older adults, according to a study from Stanford University in the April issue of the...

April 23, 2012 - Abbott and St. Jude Medical announced ChoiceAlliance, a multi-year joint initiative that provides mutual U.S. customers access to a robust portfolio of interventional cardiology,...

April 23, 2012 - Records exposing the level of medical device recalls made in the United States, and therefore the multitude of serious health risks patients have been subjected to over the past...

April 19, 2012 - The FDA received a report from a hospital that 16 patients had developed hospital-acquired infections with the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa following an examination with...

April 17, 2012 — Radius LLC is expanding its unique pay-per-study RIS/PACS model to include the option of on-demand 3-D imaging reconstruction.

April 17, 2012 - On April 9, 2012, the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) launched its second version of the Innovation Pathway, called "Innovation Pathway 2.0." This program...

April 16, 2012 — Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. announced that within six months of clinical use in the United States, its SafeCT image enhancement system has delivered diagnostic image...

April 16, 2012 - Prime Healthcare Services (PHS), a hospital management company based in Ontario, Calif., currently owns and operates 16 acute-care hospitals. In February 2012, PHS signed a master...

April 16, 2012 — Philips Healthcare announced it is collaborating with Brainlab AG to create a comprehensive intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) solution with the goal of streamlining...

April 13, 2012 — Researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center have successfully used nanotechnology to target a protein that plays a key role in atherosclerosis...

April 12, 2012 — Several innovative cardiovascular and radiology technologies were featured in Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine’s April issue, which also announced...

Philips Healthcare recently installed an Allura Xper FD 20/20 biplane angiography X-ray system at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, with a National Basketball Association (NBA)...

Accustomed to paper-based workflow processes and legacy single-modality solutions, most cardiology departments lag several years behind radiology in their adoption of cardiovascular image and...

April 11, 2012 - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule that would delay, from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014, the compliance date for the International...

April 9, 2012 — After witnessing a downtrend for several years, revenues in the U.S. nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging systems market finally pivoted in 2010. New...

April 9, 2012 — Healthcare supply contracting company Novation released its 2012 Diagnostic Imaging Watch report. Peer reviewed by members of Novation's Diagnostic Imaging...

April 6, 2012 — Positron Corp. announced the approval of its Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) manufacturing and distribution license amendment for the company's radiopharmaceutical...

April 5, 2012 —Maquet and Siemens Healthcare announced they will collaborate closely to introduce a combined system for diagnostics and surgical procedures. The first systems will be delivered and...

April 5, 2012 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” in cardiology as part of Choosing Wisely, an...

April 5, 2012 – Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Somatom Definition Flash dual-source computed tomography (CT) system with the new Stellar Detector – the first fully integrated detector...

April 5, 2012 - SK Capital Partners, a U.S. based private investment firm, and IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they have closed on their previously announced agreement to create...

April 4, 2012 — Medrad (Bayer) recently introduced the Mark 7 Arterion angiographic contrast injection system. The system is much smaller, lighter-weight, more ergonomic and easier to maneuver...

New guidelines for CT-guided biopsies of lung nodules significantly reduce radiation exposure, allowing individuals the benefit of the procedure, which may cut down on overall lung cancer deaths....

Incidences of renal complications, specifically acute renal failure (ARF) and new hemodialysis (HD), continue to increase significantly among Medicare beneficiaries (MB) admitted for percutaneous...

It seems a picture is worth more than a thousand words for people who see evidence of coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease in men and women. Simply seeing a build-up of...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major cardiology show this year for vendors to display their latest innovations. A...

March 29, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare recently expanded its solutions portfolio by offering the RaySafe i2 personal dosimetry system as an accessory for all Siemens Artis zee angiography systems. By...

Two large clinical trials were presented in the late-breaking clinical trials session at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) 61st Annual Scientific Session this week that indicate coronary...

Agfa HealthCare's new modular version of its cardiovascular information system (CVIS), Impax CV12, was unveiled at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session this week in...

GE Healthcare unveiled two recently U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared angiography systems offering mobility and advanced imaging for interventional cardiology at the American College...

Coronary angiography is unable to accurately predict the severity of vessel narrowing, suggesting fractional flow reserve (FFR) functional tests should be added to help determine if a patient...

March 26, 2012 - New research shows that the addition of two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences to a common MR angiography technique significantly improves detection of pulmonary embolism...

March 26, 2012 — GE Healthcare introduced the 510(k)-pending Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition at the opening of American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session in Chicago....

March 23, 2012 — Improving the ability to diagnose cardiac disease with advanced ultrasound imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. will showcase the newest additions to its ultrasound...

March 23, 2012 — ScImage Inc. announced that all new ScImage PACS installations will now include off-site disaster recovery services free of charge.

March 22, 2012 — Infraredx Inc. announced that its TVC Imaging System for the true vessel characterization of coronary artery disease will be featured in 11 oral and poster presentations,...

March 22, 2012 — At the 61st meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Chicago, GE Healthcare is introducing Centricity Cardio Enterprise, a new and comprehensive IT solution that offers...

Addressing concerns over radiation from cardiac imaging and procedures, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), Duke University Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and American Heart...

March 20, 2012 - GE Healthcare is demonstrating its new Centricity Cardio Enterprise solution during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 meeting in Chicago. The integrated cardiovascular...

March 20, 2012 - DR Systems announced new contracts with four facilities for the company's Unity CVIS (Cardiovascular Information System). The facilities are: Twin Cities Community Hospital, Good...

March 16, 2012 — Epocrates is releasing two new, free mobile device applications for cardiologists during the American College of Cardiology 2012 meeting.

March 16, 2012 – Medistim’s VeriQ system, which uses ultrasound to assess graft blood flow during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, recently withstood the clinical scrutiny of the...

March 16, 2012 - A technological breakthrough is allowing the University of Michigan Health System to be the first teaching hospital in the United States to perform some CT scans using a fraction...

March 13, 2012 — A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) researchers found significant variation in the use of head computed tomography (CT) exams among doctors within the emergency...

March 12, 2012 — A new study shows that the use of gadobenate dimeglumine, the highest relaxivity gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) available for central nervous system (CNS) magnetic...

March 12, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced shipment of the Acuson S1000 ultrasound system, a premium ultrasound platform. The Acuson S1000 system expands access to imaging performance at a very...

March 9, 2012 — Avinger Inc. announced the enrollment of the first U.S. patient in the CONNECT II global clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Ocelot. The device is the first...

March 9, 2012 — Researchers have developed a method to label transplanted cells so they can be tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the future, as cell therapies become a more integral...

March 7, 2012 — Covidien announced the global launch of the Optivantage dual-head computed tomography (CT) contrast media delivery system with simultaneous injection.

March 6, 2012 — TeraRecon announced the release of version 4.4.7 of its iNtuition enterprise advanced visualization image management solution, with enhanced support for interoperability and...

March 1, 2012 — Cell>Point announced it entered into a licensing agreement for South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines with Hyun Imc Co. Ltd., headquartered in Seoul, South...

February 29, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced a strategic distribution arrangement for its Definity cardiac ultrasound contrast agent in the People’s Republic of China, including...

Avinger Inc. announced the enrollment of the first European patient in the CONNECT II global clinical trial. The first patient was enrolled by Dr. Bernhard Reimers at Ospedale di Mirano in Mirano...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the next steps for providers who are using electronic health record (EHR) technology and receiving incentive payments from Medicare...