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FDA, gadolinium, MRI, contrast agents, GBCAs, safety, brain deposits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)....

GE, Aurora St. Luke's, cSound, 4-D software, cardiovascular ultrasound

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee became the first hospital in the world to implement a new 4-D cardiovascular ultrasound technology. The software allows cardiologists to see chambers...

Vital Images, Toshiba, CT Myocardial Perfusion, cardiac CT, CORE 320 study

Vital Images Inc. will debut its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared CT Myocardial Perfusion application at the 10th annual scientific meeting of the Society of...

Konica Minolta, Blue Moon Lifecycle Solutions, ultrasound, Sonimage, P3, HS1

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced new Blue Moon Lifecycle Solutions designed to help customers minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and eliminate risk for the lifetime of their...

Mindray, TE7 Touch Enabled Ultrasound System, point of care, POC

Mindray announced the release of its TE7 Touch Enabled Ultrasound System, which supports rapid and confident evaluation in multiple point-of-care (POC) settings. The intuitive tablet-like...

Accuro, handheld ultrasound, Rivanna Medical, spinal anesthesia guidance, FDA

Rivanna Medical announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market Accuro, a handheld and untethered smart phone-sized ultrasound device. Accuro...

PACSHealth, Virtual Phantoms, partner, DoseMonitor, VirtualDose CT, radiation

PHS Technologies Group LLC, a division of PACSHealth LLC, announced that it will integrate VirtualDose CT (computed tomography) software from Virtual Phantoms Inc. into their DoseMonitor product...

St. Jude Medical, OCT, ILUMIEN III, IVUS, angiography, PCI

St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced the launch of the ILUMIEN III clinical trial on June 30. ILUMIEN III is a prospective, international, randomized trial evaluating the clinical benefits of the...

SHAPE, coronary artery calcium, USPSTF, heart attack risk

The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) submitted a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly supporting the use of coronary artery calcium to...

ASE, echocardiography, hypertension, document, EACVI, JASE, Thomas H. Marwick

A new document from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) provides detailed guidance for clinicians on how to use echocardiography to see the full picture of the condition of patients...

Toshiba, CT-angiography, hybrid OR

All of the major vendors in the United States introduced new systems and technologies in the past few years to reduce dose and enhance visualization in the cath lab. The vendors have tailored...

osteoporosis, heart disease, linked, older people, Southampton MRC, CT

University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes.

Ilumien Optis, 3D OCT, 3-D OCT

Angiography alone for procedural image guidance in the catheterization lab is sometimes not enough, and it is helpful to augment X-ray lumen imaging with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) or optical...

radiation exposure, CT, X-ray, cancer, James Welsh, Jeffry Siegel, Loyola

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such...

Merge Healthcare, Toshiba, partner, cardiology, hemodynamic, vascular X-ray

Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Under this new agreement, Toshiba will be able to...

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’...

Summit Imaging, Summit Imaging Mobile, ultrasound, rapid response, application

Summit Imaging announced the release of Summit Imaging Mobile, the mobile version of its comprehensive online support portal. The application gives clinical engineers full service ultrasound...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions is the premier echocardiographic professional conference. The ASE is an organization of professionals dedicated and...

Siemens, MES contract, William Osler Health System, Ontario, Canada

Canadian hospital William Osler Health System (Osler), based in Ontario, has awarded Siemens Healthcare a Managed Equipment Services (MES) contract worth €110 million (C$154 million)....

MRI, gadolinium, contrast agents, Wolters Kluwer, safety issue

New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients annually, according to a new paper. The...