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A study being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual scientific meeting says 3-D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to...

ScImage, PicomSRI, quantification standards, cardiac PACS, ultrasound, echo

ScImage announced the immediate availability and deployment of updated quantification metrics based on guidelines published jointly in January 2015 by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...

Heart Imaging Technologies, Precession, cardiac magnetic resonance, software

Heart Imaging Technologies announced the release of Precession, a cardiac magnetic resonance solution which allows viewing, analysis and reporting all within a standard web browser.

interventional radiology, Mayo Clinic, aprons, dose, cath lab

Frequent use of lead aprons in the interventional lab and radiology departments to protect against radiation exposure is associated with increased musculoskeletal pain, according to a study...

3-D printing, medical industry, advanced visualization, 2020

In a new report, SmarTech Markets Publishing forecasts shipments of 3-D printers in the medical industry will reach 2,135 units in 2020, growing to 3,055 units in 2024. The report,...

Hitachi Aloka Medical, cardiovascular ultrasound, sales force

Hitachi Aloka Medical America Inc. announced the creation of a new dedicated sales force targeting cardiovascular ultrasound opportunities in physician’s offices and hospitals.

Merge Healthcare announced it recently acquired DR Systems Inc. for about $70 million. DR Systems is a privately held San Diego-based company in medical imaging information systems.

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications...

SuperSonic Imagine announced a partnership with U.S.-based Unetixs Vascular Inc. to bring SuperSonic Imagine’s technology to more customers in the vascular market.

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS A-Valve, qRA, angiography, heart valve repair

Pie Medical Imaging BV announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its CAAS A-Valve product including the quantitative Regurgitation Analysis (qRA)...

Agfa, TomTec, Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology, cardiac PACS, ACC.15

Agfa Healthcare announced the commercial launch of its Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology Suite and strategic relationship with TomTec to provide a unified cardiology diagnostic and clinical...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers around the world gathered at the Cardiology 2015: the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease...

Discovery MR750, MRI recall, GE, FDA recall

GE Healthcare initiated a voluntary field corrective action for all of its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with superconducting magnets that were manufactured from 1985 through today. The...

Peak 10, healthcare IT, information technology, study, mandates, PACS, EHR

Three out of five healthcare IT professionals believe that government mandates are having a negative effect on their industry, according to a study conducted by Peak 10, a national...

At the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference,  ContextVision exhibited results from research conducted in collaboration with Texas Instruments and High Performance Consulting on 3-D adaptive...

Cerner, Mortara, CareAware Waveform Management, ECG, monitoring, cardiac PACS

Cerner Corp. and development partner Mortara Instrument have joined together to introduce CareAware Waveform Management. The system displays waveforms and other physiological data from patient...

Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding use of computed tomography (CT) for cardiac evaluations, use of nuclear...

IHE, North American Connectathon 2015, Cleveland, information technology

The spirit of collaboration to improve health with information technology came to Cleveland, Ohio, when the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon 2015 opened...