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Visipaque, IOCM, LOCM, angioplasty, EuroPCR 2015

Significantly fewer renal and cardiac events are associated with angioplasty procedures using isosmolar contrast medium (IOCM) agent Visipaque (iodixanol) than those using low-osmolar contrast...

Shimadzu, Trinias, first West Coast installation, Kalispell

Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced the first U.S. West Coast installation of its Trinias C-12 high performance “crossover” system at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana....

RaySafe i2 real-time dose monitoring, radiation dose monitoring, cath lab

Physicians and staff working in cath labs are constantly exposed to direct X-ray beams and scatter radiation. Traditionally cath lab staff wear radiation badges to record exposure, but these only...

Edward Diethrich, ORSIF, fluoroscopy, radiation, risks, documentary

The Organization for Occupational Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) announced the release of a new documentary film on the impact of chronic, low-level exposure to ionizing radiation on...

ORSIF, fluoroscopy, interventional, health risks, awareness

A new non-profit association, the Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF), was recently launched to generate awareness of the potential serious health...

March 26, 2015 — Siemens Healthcare introduced a new angiography system and new cardiac ultrasound apps at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting.  

Toshiba, CT angiography, Infinix 4D CT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D CT system to enable computed tomography (CT) imaging directly in the cath lab. It integrates...

Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

Toshiba, Infinix 4-D CT, angiography, interventional radiology,

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Infinix 4DCT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions. Combining interventional radiology (IR) and computed tomography (CT),...

Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for patients by measuring peak radiation skin dose during the exam. To expand clinical...

Siemens, KLAS, preferred vendor, partnership agreements

In a recent survey by the KLAS research firm, Siemens Healthcare was the designated vendor for healthcare providers in 47 percent of current partnership agreements. Moreover, the survey also found...

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...

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)...

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...

Shimadzu, Trinias C-12, First Coast Heart, angiography system, cath lab

Shimadzu Medical Systems announced the first United States installation of its Trinias C-12 crossover system at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center in Jacksonville, Fla. This first North...

Bayer HealthCare’s Mark 7 Arterion angiographic contrast injector

There have been several recent advances with contrast media injector technology, including cutting costs by reducing contrast waste and automated data collection for the dose a patient receives....

Image Wisely.org now offers online educational materials for fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine exams. Fluoroscopy is the latest addition to Image Wisely,...

Philips has signed an agreement with Image Stream Medical (ISM) that allows Philips to further expand its hybrid suite and interventional lab solutions with integrated video and live...

C-arms, mobile R/F systems, Angiography systems, RSNA 2014

Ampronix announced the availability of its new LCD retrofit kit for the OEC 9800 mobile C-Arm.

Volcano, Philips, acquisition, FFR, IVUS

The purchase will enable Philips to further expand its advanced imaging capabilities of its angiography suite. Volcano is a leader in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (...