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February 24, 2012 — TeraRecon Inc. highlighted the capability of its flagship iNtuition enterprise image management solution to image-enable the electronic medical record (EMR) at the annual...

February 24, 2012 — A new imaging efficiency measure developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce computed tomography (CT) scans in emergency departments does not...

February 24, 2012 — Positron Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Manhattan Isotope Technology LLC (MIT), announced it had received its first shipment of strontium-82 (Sr-82) from the...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released its proposed rule regarding Stage 2 meaningful use (MU) of electronic medical records (EMRs). The Office of the National...

Computed tomography (CT) and advanced visualization software has allowed researchers to vitually unwrap a 2000-year-old mummy at the National Museums Scotland. Together with a team of radiologists...

February 23, 2012 — At the European Congress of Radiology taking place March 1-5, Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. and K&S Röntgenwerk will exhibit together for the first time at the...

February 22, 2012 — Cardiologists are expecting to use fewer imaging modalities per patient case in the future, according to a new report released by market research firm IMV Medical Information...

February 20, 2012 — U.S. Senate and House legislators have reached a “doc fix” agreement this week to prevent slashing payments to physicians treating Medicare patients. A law was to take effect...

As catheter-based, minimally invasive procedures expand rapidly beyond treatment of the coronary arteries into all areas of the human anatomy, angiography X-ray imaging systems have moved beyond...

February 16, 2012 — A partnership between the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and GE Healthcare used technological innovations in the field to bring cardiovascular ultrasound to an...

February 16, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for syngo Aortic ValveGuide, an integrated image processing software that helps...

February 14, 2012 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) called on Congress to reject what would be the eighth cut to Medicare funding for imaging scans in the last six years and protect the...

Provation MD

February 9, 2012 — Wolters Kluwer Health announced King’s Daughters Medical Center has selected its ProVation MD software for cardiology procedure documentation and coding in its cardiac...

A 3-D CT scan reconstruction of a Humboldt penguin at the Brookfield Zoo in Chic

A 3-D view does more than make for exciting movies in a theater; it can also improve the care of animals. The Chicago Zoological Society’s (CZS) Brookfield Zoo is the first North American zoo to...

The Innova IGS series has two new additions.

February 2, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced Innova image guided systems (IGS) 620 and 630, its next generation of electrophysiology (EP) biplane X-ray imaging.

February 2, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and representatives from the medical device industry have reached an agreement in principle on proposed recommendations for the third...

February 2, 2012 — AngioDynamics entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Navilyst Medical in a transaction valued at $372 million based on the Jan. 30 closing stock price of...

February 1, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Aquilion prime computed tomography (CT) system, the latest addition to the...

January 31, 2012 — Since its launch less than a year ago, more than one million computed tomography (CT) scans have been contributed to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index Registry...

Updated appropriate use criteria offer detailed guidance on when to use an invasive procedure to improve blood flow to the heart and how to choose the best procedure for each patient. The clinical...

January 30, 2012 — Positron Corp., a molecular imaging healthcare company specializing in the field of nuclear cardiology, announced Jan. 23 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Manhattan Isotope...

The 2012 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Chicago, March 24-26, includes five sessions of late-breaking trials. The ACC announced the following trials will be included:

January 27, 2012 — Arizona Heart has chosen Ziehm digital flat-panel C-arms for its three advanced technology suites. The Ziehm Vision RFD hybrid edition delivers distortion-free, high-resolution...

January 25, 2012 — Rhode Island Hospital is the first hospital in the world to acquire the BodyTom portable, intra-operative, multi-slice computed tomography (CT) body scanner.

January 20, 2012 – Nuclear cardiology imaging company Positron Corp. this week acquired Manhattan Isotope Technology LLC (MIT). Positron has acquired all of the assets, business operations and...

January 18, 2012 — PLC Systems Inc. announced that final results from the MYTHOS investigator-sponsored clinical trial of RenalGuard in Italy have been published in the January 2012 issue of ...

January 13, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating healthcare professionals and the public about preliminary findings from ongoing investigations following the voluntary...

January 12, 2012 – Geoffrey A. Rose, M.D., FASE, FACCwas recently appointed chairperson of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Headquartered in Ellicott City...

January 12, 2012 – Access to capital, a burdensome and uncertain regulatory environment, and lack of innovation and productivity in research and development are the biggest threats to the...

January 12, 2012 — A project led by The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will utilize the latest technological innovations in the field to bring cardiovascular ultrasound to rural India...

January 12, 2012 — An article in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in pediatric computed tomography...

January 11, 2012 – Siemens Healthcare has announced that the version 2.0 of the Acuson SC2000 volume imaging ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

January 9, 2012 - Uninsured patients, and those with Medicaid, receive far less imaging services than those with private insurance during emergency department (ED) visits, according to a study in...

January 9, 2012 - GE Healthcare announced the Brivo NM615 has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

January 6, 2012 – Bracco Diagnostics said it plans to close out the recall process for its CardioGen-82 cardiac perfusion radiotracer with a list of actions to bring the product back to market.

January 6, 2012 - Bracco Imaging SpA has acquired Swiss Medical Care (SMC), a Swiss company headquartered in Lausanne and engaged in research, production and marketing of automated systems for the...

January 5, 2012 – During RSNA 2011, TeraRecon Inc. demonstrated a suite of innovative tools for its iNtuition solution to support new applications for...

January 4, 2012 – ECRI, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, listed 10 health technology issues that hospital leaders should have on their watch...

January 3, 2012 — Independent research firm KLAS has named Hitachi’s Oasis High-field Open MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) as the Open category leader for the second consecutive year in its “Top...

January 3, 2012— In 2011, Hitachi Medical Corp. acquired Aloka Company and formed Hitachi Aloka Medical. The new company exhibited its expanded line of ultrasound products in Hitachi’s booth at...

January 3, 2012 – Siemens Healthcare recently announced the winners of its 2011 International CT [computed tomography] Image Contest. More than 160 institutes and hospitals from 43 countries...

December 30, 2011 – Qubyx Software Technologies Limited, a technology contributor to color management and medical imaging industries, has launched its new web-based Display Test, which allows...

December 29, 2011 — Medrad Inc. recently released the Certegra Informatics Connect.RIS vendor-neutral informatics application. The system establishes connectivity between Medrad's Stellant...

December 28, 2011 — Mindray Medical introduced the DC-T6 ultrasound system at the 2011 Radiological Society of North America meeting.

December 28, 2011 — Royal Philips Electronics recently introduced the Philips Veradius Neo mobile C-arm with flat detector. The device allows surgeons to more easily and precisely handle...

December 27, 2011 — The January 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) will feature a new resource for guidance on three-dimensional echocardiography...

December 27, 2011 — ImaCor Inc. announced that 25 leading hospitals in the United States, Canada and Europe are now using its hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiographic (hTEE) management...

December 27, 2011 – In a move to re-engineer the process of translating scientific discoveries into new drugs, diagnostics and devices, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has established the...

December 23, 2011 - Philips Healthcare said Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas, is the first hospital in the United States to use Philips’ HeartNavigator interventional tool in clinical...

December 23, 2011 — A new report from KLAS reveals that the cardiology IT market is moving toward consolidation. The report, Cardiology 2012: Will the Complete CVIS Please Stand Up?, explains that...

December 19, 2011 – The role of cardiovascular ultrasound in the catheterization laboratory has never been appreciated more than it is today. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)...

December 16, 2011 — A new report from market research firm IMV Medical Information Division reveals the growth rate for interventional procedures being performed in U.S. angiography labs has...

December 16, 2011 — Positron Corp. announced this week that on Dec. 12, 2011, its Attrius & Attrius L positron emission tomography (PET) scanners received approval for sale in Canada.

December 15, 2011 – Fujifilm Holdings Corp. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with SonoSite Inc., a provider of bedside and point-of-care ultrasound technology,...

December 15, 2011 – Siemens Healthcare offers a new information source for anyone facing an X-ray, computed tomography (CT) or a nuclear medicine examination. At ...

December 15, 2011 – A single center study recently published in the November 15, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) suggests that both...

December 14, 2011 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. unveiled the Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3-D (AIDR 3-D), its next generation dose reduction technology, at RSNA 2011. Still pending...

Steris and Toshiba America Medical Systems formed an alliance to offer advanced vascular, cardiovascular, pediatric and neurosurgical hybrid surgical suites to healthcare systems seeking the...

December 13, 2011 — Royal Philips Electronics announced that iDose, the latest generation of its iterative reconstruction technique, has nearly 500 sales.

December 13, 2011 — Siemens announced its computed tomography (CT) iterative reconstruction algorithm SAFIRE – Sinogram Affirmed Iterative Reconstruction – has been cleared for domestic sale by...

December 13, 2011 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has introduced DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report on all new Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems. The new feature automatically records...

December 9, 2011 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) have released a new performance guideline for heightening the use of...

December 8, 2011 Two new studies report that echocardiography has a central role to play in identifying patients at risk of suffering heart damage from cancer therapies. They also...

December 8, 2011 Speckle training echocardiography (STE) is the subject of two studies being presented at EUROECHO 2011, Dec. 7-10 in Budapest, Hungary. They compare STE, a recent...

December 8, 2011 — A new survey released by the Siemens Radiation Reduction Alliance (SIERRA) reveals awareness and familiarity with medical imaging tests lead to clearer decisions for United...

December 7, 2011 — At RSNA 2011, Siemens Healthcare is unveiling the Somatom Perspective. It is the first computed tomography (CT) scanner to offer the eMode software solution, which helps...

After spending a week walking the show floor and meeting with scores of vendors at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2011 annual meeting, the following are my choices for the most...

December 1, 2011 – Vizua introduced an interactive, cloud-based 3-D scan visualization and collaboration platform at RSNA 2011. Designed to extend the capabilities of radiology practices, Vizua...

Philips Healthcare announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s first commercially available whole body positron emission tomography/magnetic...

November 30, 2011 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., launched the Aplio 500 ultrasound system, enabling clinicians to diagnose using advanced visualization tools. The system is 510(k) cleared...

March 23, 2011 –The fifth in a series of in-depth market studies dedicated to the compact ultrasound market indicates that this segment outpaced the overall ultrasound market in 2010, reaching $...

November 27, 2011 – BRIT Systems, Inc., announced new cardiac imaging enhancements to WebWorks, a 100% browser-based viewer. The new tools for cardiac ultrasound and optional MPR capabilities are...

November 28, 2011 — At RSNA 2011, GE Healthcare unveiled the Discovery IGS 730, the first interventional X-ray system designed to capture the advantages of both floor- and ceiling- mounted systems...

November 28, 2011 — At RSNA 2011, GE Healthcare introduced the innovative magnetic resonance (MR) Patient Experience Suite, part of its healthymagination strategy to improve the quality of patient...

November 28, 2011 – Siemens Healthcare launched the Acuson S3000, its latest ultra-premium ultrasound platform, at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of...