Louisiana Medical Center Installs First U.S. Toshiba Medical Infinix-i Sky +
News | Angiography | April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 — Patients at Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) in Houma, La., now have access to safe, high-...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...

3-D Printed Patch Can Help Mend a ‘Broken’ Heart

This photo shows the 3D-bioprinted cell patch in comparison to a mouse heart. When the patch was placed on a live mouse following a simulated heart attack, the researchers saw significant increase in functional capacity after just four weeks. Image courtesy of Patrick O’Leary, University of Minnesota.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 — A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a...

Cardiovascular Institute of the South Upgrades Cardiac Ultrasound With New Toshiba Medical Systems
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 — To bolster its technology and treatment capabilities for coronary and peripheral artery diseases...

Study Finds Significant Variability in Doctors Angioplasty Death Rates
News | Cath Lab | April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 — Some doctors have higher or lower than expected death rates from coronary angioplasty procedures,...

NICE Recommends Boston Scientific CRT-Ds With EnduraLife Battery Technology for Heart Failure Treatment
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued medical technology...

Grey Hair Linked With Increased Heart Disease Risk in Men
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 — Grey hair has been linked with an...

The Unify ICD is one of the SJM devices in an FDA warning letter
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | April 14, 2017 | Dave Fornell

April 14, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Abbott/St. Jude Medical (SJM)...

Videos | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | April 14, 2017

A discussion with William O'Neill, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at...

Vascular Dynamics Completes $10.4 Million Financing for MobiusHD System
News | Hypertension | April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 — Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) a privately held medical device company developing novel solutions for...

University of Missouri Research Reactor Files to Start U.S. Production of Medical Isotopes
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 — The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) and its partners Nordion and General Atomics (GA...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Analytics Software | April 13, 2017

The shift to value-based payment models requires focused attention on quality and cost. Lumedx’s Cardiovascular...

New Study Pursues Universal Sample Bank for Troponin Tests
News | Blood Testing | April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 — A study published recently in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC)...

cardiac CT showing a severe right coronary artery lesion on a Toshiba Aquillion One

A cardiac CT showing a severe right coronary artery lesion on both 3-D and curved multiplanar reconstructions from a Toshiba Aquilion One CT system. The newest generation of CT scanners have very fast gantry speeds to freeze cardiac motion, improved image quality and much lower doses than previous generation scanners from a decade ago.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 13, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging really took off a decade ago with the introduction of 64-slice scanners,...

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