Senate Healthcare Bill Denied Passage
News | Business | July 18, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 18, 2017 — Last-minute defections from two Republican senators early Tuesday ensured the chamber’s version of...

Gore Announces First-in-Human Use of Gore TAG Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft
News | Stent Grafts | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced the first patient implant of the Gore TAG Conformable...

Low Doses of Radiation Could Harm Cardiovascular Health
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — Ionizing radiation, such as X-rays, has a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system even at doses...

SCAI comments on CMS payment schedule
Feature | Business | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Medicare Trustees Report, the...

ACR Offers Revised Contrast Media in Imaging Manual
News | Contrast Media | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently revised its authoritative guide for the safe and...

First Patient Treated in U.S. Feasibility Study of LimFlow Critical Limb Ischemia Device
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — LimFlow SA announced enrollment of the first patient in the U.S....

Automated medical imaging views using deep learning, artificial intelligence, Philips Epiq

GE, Siemens and Philips are among the echocardiography vendors that incorporate deep learning algorithms into its echo software to help automatically extract standard imaging views from 3-D ultrasound datasets. This is an example of the Philips Epiq system, which uses the vendor's Anatomical Intelligence software to define the anatomical structures and automatically display standard diagnostic views of the anatomy without human intervention. This can greatly speed workflow and reduce inter-operator variability. 

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 17, 2017 | Oksana Bandura

Medical image analysis based on artificial intelligence (AI) employ convolutional neural networks, support vector...

Alere point of care POC testing for INR
News | Point of Care Testing | July 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell

July 17, 2017 — Despite issues with point-of-care INR testing company Alere Inc., Abbott announced this week it is...

FDA Approves Six-Month Primary Endpoint for Tack Endovascular System in Below the Knee Disease
News | Stents Peripheral | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — Intact Vascular Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an...

Left Atrial Pressure Monitor Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients
News | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — A review appearing in the July 18 issue of the...

Edwards Sapien 3 TAVR valve will be implanted in asymptomatic aortic stenosis patients in the EARLY TAVR Trial
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has randomized the first patient in the...

CMS Proposes Delaying Clinical Decision Support Documentation to 2019
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 14, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 14, 2017 — In a series of proposed rule changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released July 13...

Senate Releases Revised Version of Better Care Reconciliation Act
News | Business | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — As the debate over healthcare insurance coverage continues, Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled...

Cardiologs ECG Analysis Platform Receives FDA Clearance
Technology | ECG Monitoring Services | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — Cardiologs Technologies SAS announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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