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St. Jude Medical CE mark Tendril STS IsoFlex Optim MRI Scans

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE mark approval of updated labeling for its Tendril STS and IsoFlex Optim pacing leads, allowing existing and future patients with the devices access to ...

August 26, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems’ MR (magnetic resonance) systems have received approval to operate (ATO) with the U.S. Air Force. This makes Toshiba the only manufacturer to have...

August 13, 2014 — ECRI Institute’s SELECTplus User Experience Network recently polled hundreds of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system users on a variety of criteria, including image quality,...

August 11, 2014 — NeoCoil LLC announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its new stand-alone wireless headphones and patient alert system...

August 5, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced the first integrated, simultaneous, time-of-flight (TOF) capable, whole-body Signa PET/MR (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance) is 510(k)...

Toshiba Aquilion Prime CT

August 1, 2014 — Thousands of healthcare providers weighed in to identify this year's top-performing vendor solutions in 23 different medical equipment and infrastructure categories. The "2014...

July 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced its newest M-Power software version for the Vantage Titan 1.5T magnetic resonance (MR) system and a new software version for its...

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. A few months after the start of the war, in early 1915, the Germans began using Zeppelins in the first application of...

June 18, 2014 — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on...

June 17, 2014 — A total of 16 pioneering medical innovations were showcased in front of approximately 4,000 healthcare providers and experts at Premier Inc.'s sixth annual Innovation Celebration,...

Ischemic heart disease, a narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the heart, is a leading cause of death throughout the world. A hybrid molecular imaging technique called positron emission...

FDA Biotronik ProMRI ICD Full-body Scans DX Technology

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a significant expansion of its ongoing ProMRI trial. 

May 20, 2014 — GE Healthcare and Tesla Engineering Ltd. are collaborating to produce 7T human whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The companies made the announcement at the joint...

May 12, 2014 — The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, is the first U.S. facility to install Siemens Healthcare’s Magnetom Prisma, a 3T...

Biotronik Entovis Pacemaker Syster MRI FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Biotronik approval for its Entovis pacemaker system with ProMRI technology. 

May 6, 2014 — Medtronic announced the first U.S. implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Imris Visius iMR Tampa General Hospital

Imris Inc. announced that a University of South Florida neurosurgical team at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) completed initial cases using its recently installed Visius intraoperative MRI (...

April 21, 2014 — Cardiologists and cancer experts at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan have joined forces to establish its first cardio-oncology clinic at the Tisch Cancer...

First U.S. Patient MRI Scan Clinical Study MRI-Compatible Pacemaker Accent MRI

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., is the first hospital in the nation to conduct a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a patient implanted with a new MRI-compatible...

April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, the first and only ICD system approved for...