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Revolution CT, computed tomography, 256 slice CT, GE Healthcare

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) market clearance for the GE Healthcare Revolution computed tomography (CT) system. The 256-slice CT system offers technology that...

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. highlighted an integrated Synapse portfolio that allows cardiologists and clinical professionals to enhance patient care through optimized productivity at the...

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...

Cardiac Ultrasound Blood Clots Heart Brain ACC.14

A study with a new ultrasonic scanning technique shows that scanning of the carotid arteries can reveal who is at high risk of being hit by a blood clot. 

GE Healthcare Q.Clear Technology PET/CT Systems Nuclear Imaging

GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear technology, which is designed to provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy...

Philips CT, cardiac CTA, calcium scoring, ACC.14

Coronary artery calcium scoring, a test that measures the amount and pattern of calcium that has accumulated in a patient’s coronary arteries, appears to provide an early indication of a person’s...

Philips Healthcare presented new imaging and informatics solutions at the American College of Cardiology Conference (ACC) Annual Meeting. 

GE Healthcare showcased a new suite of connected cardiovascular technologies, including several for advanced imaging and new software capabilities, at ACC 2014. New innovations included advances...

Merge, CVIS, cardiac PACS

Patients do not have to be the only beneficiaries of technological innovation. Indeed, many technological hardware and software solutions are emerging to help cardiac care providers negotiate...

Congress recently passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which requires use of appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS) software to get Medicare...

Epsilon Imaging EchoInsight Cardio Oncology Echo Cardiac Ultrasound

Epsilon Imaging Inc. has expanded its EchoInsight automated measurement suite for improved analysis and interpretation in echo.

Iodixanol Iopamidol Contrast Media Peripheral Arteriography ACC.14 Clinical Stud

GE Healthcare announced results from a new clinical study, which showed that patients receiving iodixanol (Visipaque) 320mg I/ml reported less discomfort, characterized by heat or cold sensation...

April 3, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cios Alpha, a new mobile C-arm system with flat-panel detector that boasts a power output...

April 2, 2014 — At the 63rd annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Esaote premiered its new CrystaLine imaging technology that improves ultrasound’s diagnostic...

April 1, 2014 — Citing accelerating healthcare costs and finite resources, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced they will begin incorporating...

The Senate passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302) March 31, in a vote of 64 to 35.

March 31, 2014 — Led by members of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), 14 professional...

eCardio Diagnostics will highlight its expertise for integrating its services with customers' existing electronic medical records (EMR) systems at upcoming conferences.

At the 63rd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 29-31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Siemens Healthcare will deliver...

Trinias, Shimadzu, angiography systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for three new digital angiography systems...

Manhattan Scientifics announced a collaboration with Azano Biotech that will make NanoMRX Precision Nanoparticles available for purchase.

MRI scans, magnesium diboride

Based on its recent analysis of the superconductor technology for MRI market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cutting Edge Superconductors, Inc. with the 2013 North American Frost &...

biotronik, MRI safe ICD

Biotronik has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Biotronik’s ongoing ProMRI clinical trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

statins, heart scan, CT scan

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients do not mind taking them, it does not make sense to do a heart comuted tomography (CT) scan to measure...

CT scan, radiation dose management, UC Davis

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage...

Digisonics will showcase its upcoming DigiView Release 3.8.4. for its Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual scientific session in...

CT Radiation Dose Management ECRI Institute

Computed tomography (CT) imaging utilization has grown markedly across many clinical disciplines during the past decade, raising concerns about radiation overexposure.

Health Level announced the availability of Foundations Cardiology, a packaged solution that increases the speed and agility for cardiology centers by blending data from multiple applications and...

ScImage, Cedaron, Registry Reporting Software, PICOM365

ScImage Inc. has partnered with Cedaron Medical Inc. to deliver CardiacCare with ScImage’s enterprise picture archive and communications system (PACS), PICOM365. 

Boston Scientific Ingevity Leads MRI Systems Pacemakers CRT EP Lab

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking and launched in Europe the Ingevity family of magnetic resonance imaging...

I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal wave in 2014 due to growing concern over patient radiation dose levels...

Lumedx Corp. is a provider of vendor-neutral cardiovascular imaging and information systems (CVIS). It announced it has contracted to provide Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with a comprehensive...

Toshiba Houston Healthcare Texas PROTECT Program CT Iterative Reconstruction

Houston Healthcare is putting patient safety first by offering low dose computed tomography (CT) exams with the industry’s best solutions and a comprehensive dose management approach from Toshiba...

Toshiba CT Myocardial Perfusion Advanced Visualization CT Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Toshiba’s CT Myocardial Perfusion capability. Available on Toshiba’s Aquilion One and Aquilion OneVison Edition ...

McKesson QICS Cardiac PACS QA Systems Cardiology Data Management

McKesson announced a cardiology solution called Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS). QICS for cardiology helps organizations automate and manage ...

Guerbet FlowSens Contrast Media Injectors CT Systems X-Ray

Guerbet announced a worldwide launch of FlowSens, a contrast agent injection solution used in...

ImaCor ClariTEE Zura EVO hTEE Ultrasound transesophageal TEE Cardiac

ImaCor Inc., the developer of hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) technology, announced four...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Clinical Study

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C., and Infraredx Inc. enrolled the first participant in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective,...

American College of Radiology ACR CT Systems Imaging

The American College of Radiology applauded steps to reign in medical imaging and radiation oncology self-referral...

Merge Blanchard Valley Health Cardiac PACS

Blanchard Valley Health System is a non-profit, integrated health system with more than 2,000 associates serving eight counties in Ohio. It selected Merge Healthcare Inc. for its enterprise-wide...

Advanced Accelerator Applications AAA Imaging Equipment Nuclear Imaging

Advanced Accelerator Applications, an international specialist in molecular nuclear medicine (MNM),...

The webinar "PET/CT: A New Frontier" discusses potential benefits of digital relative to analog PET/CT. The session will discuss how digital PET can improve image quality, lesion detection and...

Carotid Artery MRI Systems Clinical Study Trial Cath Lab Cardiac Diagnostics

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately predict future...

March 5, 2014 — Esaote has launched CrystaLine, a significant evolution of its ultrasound technology that delivers new levels of accuracy, quality, versatility and value. Esaote...

National Decision Support Company Imaging CT Systems Computerized Order CPOE

National Decision Support Co. (NDSC) enhanced its ACR Select, an integration-ready, imaging decision support platform...

Aycan Chimaera FusionSync Advanced Visualization Fusion Imaging Software

Aycan and Chimaera GmbH received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of Chimaera FusionSync, a software tool for more efficient handling and diagnosis of multi-modal and...

Agfa HealthCare teamed with Dell to integrate Agfa’s ICIS platform with Dell Drive Plus to offer medical image management...

Royal Philips IntelliSpace Portal PACS Advanced Visualization RSNA 2014

Royal Philips’s IntelliSpace Portal was named a Category Leader in Enterprise Advanced Visualization...

Medtronic SureSan EP Lab Pacemaker MRI Systems Pacing Revo Advisa

The Medtronic SureScan pacing systems are now approved for MRI scans positioned on any region of the body....

CT Systems Cardiac Ultrasound MRI Nuclear Imaging

Determining the appropriate use of cardiovascular imaging requires analyzing the “complex interplay” among care...

February 28, 2014 — Igor Efimov, Ph.D., from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, and an international team of biomedical engineers and materials...

HIMSS 2014 3rd Annual Analytics Mobile Survey PACS ECG Software Information Tech

HIMSS Analytics published the results of the third Annual HIMSS Analytics Mobile Survey at its annual conference in Orland, Fla. The survey examines use of ...

IMRIS Visius Surgical Theatre MRI Systems Angiography Hybrid OR

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared IMRIS Inc.’s upgraded Visius Surgical Theatre, which integrates Siemens' high-field MR scanners. The core imaging technology based on Siemens...

PenRad Visualize:Vascular Cardiac Ultrasound Systems Advanced Visualization RSNA

At HIMSS 2014, Penrad released software that allows the creation of 3-D images of the carotid...

A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose bicuspid aortic valve, and may lead to better prediction of complications. A Northwestern Medicine team...

Merge Healthcare KLAS Reports Cardiac PACS

Despite recent challenges and leadership changes, Merge, according to providers, is performing stronger than ever before. This is according to the newly released KLAS report, Weathering...

HIMSS Annual Leadership Survey Healthcare Information Technology PACS

The 25th Annual 2014 HIMSS Leadership Survey examines topics crucial to healthcare leaders including IT...

Cardiac PACS Information Technology IT

Healthcare expenditure has been increasing throughout the last decade, and is beginning to become unmanageable. The American Heart Association has estimated that, in 2010, spending on ...

Blackford Analysis Software Development Kit SDK Advanced Visualization RSNA 2014

Blackford Analysis, a software provider with products to accelerate medical image comparison,...

Vital Images VitreaView Advanced Visualization HIMSS 2014

VitreaView, a universal viewer developed by Vital Images Inc. was featured in a live case study....

Merge HIT Application Solutions Merge Notifi Cardiac PACS Radiology Information

HIT Application Solutions announced a partnership with Merge Healthcare Inc. to integrate its Notifi platform with Merge RIS, a Meaningful Use (MU) outpatient radiology information system. The...

Fovia Visual Medica Advanced Visualization

Fovia, Inc. and Visual Medica announced a collaboration to deliver innovative, cost-effective advanced...

Fluke Biomedical, a manufacturer of biomedical test instruments, acquired Unfors RaySafe. Unfors RaySafe produces ...

radiation dose management, monitoring

Better management of X-ray radiation doses starts with recording and tracking each exposure patients receive. Dose tracking has come to the forefront of medicine in recent years with the...

A contrast MRI can predict which heart patients with ...

Telecardiology, Statvideo

Advancements in technologies are paving the way for many healthcare providers to connect with patients outside their hospitals more quickly and efficiently. For cardiology departments,...

StatVideo EchoCart Telecardiology Telemedicine Cardiac Ultrasound Systems

At Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield N.C., StatVideo’s EchoCart streams real-time images of babies’ hearts and ...

After several months of intense review and assessment of its specialized worker training program by an independent agency, Operon Resource Management of Lowell, Mass. received ISO 13485...

DECAFF MRI Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Ablation Systems EP Lab Clinical Study

A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong...

American College of Radiology SGR Imaging Mammography Clinical Decision Support

The American College of Radiology (ACR) strongly supports the bicameral, bipartisan legislation to replace the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula. The organization particularly applauds...

Radiation Dose Management CT Systems Diagnostic Imaging Joint Commission

The topic of radiation safety and radiation dose monitoring has moved from state-specific...

Esaote Pie Medical Imaging 3mensio Structural Heart Software Cardiac Ultrasound

To address the needs of physicians who treat patients with valvular heart disease, Esaote North America established a sales force to bring 3mensio Structural Heart software for ...

Ziehm Imaging Ziehm VIsion RFD C-arm Mobil R/F Systems Angiography Systems

Ziehm Imaging received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market its new generation Ziehm Vision RFD C-...

CVIS, cardiovascular information system

This webinar reviews multi-ology, multi-site, vendor neutral solutions that transform rigid departmental information silos into fluid, consolidated, information sharing systems. It discusses how...

MRI Systems IMV Medical Information Division

The average age of installed MRI scanners in the United States has increased from 8.7 years in 2010 to 11.4...