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VIDEO: New App Improves MRI Safety For Implantable Devices

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, explains the new mobile application he developed, which lets users visually model the forces at work during an MRI exam on patients with implanted medical devices, at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.


Read the related article “The Changing Relationship Between MRIs and Pacemakers.”

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 13, 2017
VIDEO: New App Improves MRI Safety For Implantable Devices

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, explains the new mobile application he developed, which lets users visually model the forces at work during an MRI exam on patients with implanted medical devices, at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

Read the related article “The Changing Relationship Between MRIs and Pacemakers.”

VIDEO: New App Improves MRI Safety For Implantable Devices
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Advanced Visualization | December 07, 2017
VIDEO: How Advanced Visualization and 3D Printing Can Improve Outcomes in Complex Cases

Dianna Bardo M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3-D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children's Hospital, discusses how 3-D printing and other advanced imaging modalities can help improve outcomes in complex cases. Read the article “The Use of 3-D Printing in Cardiology.” Watch the WEBINAR “Innovation and Success in 3D-inspired Development of the Business and Clinical Practice,” presented by Bardo.

 

 

VIDEO: How Advanced Visualization and 3D Printing Can Improve Outcomes in Complex Cases
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3-D Printing | November 17, 2017
VIDEO: Applications in Cardiology for 3-D Printing and Computer Aided Design

Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Director, Structural Heart Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how her center uses 3-D printing and computer aided design (CAD) software to improve patient outcomes. She spoke to DAIC at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read the articles “The Use of 3-D Printing in Cardiology” and “Henry Ford Hospital Study Shows 3-D Imaging Improves Fixing Broken Hearts.”  

VIDEO: Applications in Cardiology for 3-D Printing and Computer Aided Design
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Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017
VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology

Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article "Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging."

VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology
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Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017
VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose

Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO "PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology." Read the related articles "Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,"  and "Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging."

VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose
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Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017
VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging

Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) meeting. Read the article "CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders."

VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging
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Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 15, 2017
VIDEO: Ultrasound's Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Echo

Partho Sengupta, M.D., professor of medicine, director of cardiovascular imaging and chair of cardiac innovations at the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute, discusses futuristic technologies that are entering cardiac ultrasound at the 2017 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Watch the related ASE 2017 VIDEO "Ultrasound Technology Trends and Technology to Watch."

 

VIDEO: Ultrasound's Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Echo
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Analytics Software | April 13, 2017
Lumedx Cardiovascular Performance Program: A New Approach to Managing Quality and Cost

The shift to value-based payment models requires focused attention on quality and cost. Lumedx’s Cardiovascular Performance Program offers a new approach to managing this transition so hospitals can improve outcomes — and dramatically reduce costs. See how complications reduction, cost-per-case variations and other key metrics delivered in real-time can drive radical change.  For more information, visit www.lumedx.com.

Lumedx Cardiovascular Performance Program: A New Approach to Managing Quality and Cost
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Analytics Software | March 15, 2017
VIDEO: Minneapolis Heart Institute Saves With Analytics Software

Pam Rush, RN, MS, clinical program director, cardiovascular service line, and Craig Strauss, M.D., MPH, medical director, explain how MHI achieved significant savings by leveraging analytics software for reductions in patient complications, better vendor negotiations and other areas. Read the article “Advanced Analytics Software for Cardiology.”
 

VIDEO: Minneapolis Heart Institute Saves With Analytics Software
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HIMSS | March 10, 2017
Editor's Choice of Most Innovative Technology at HIMSS 2017

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo floor at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting. The two most significant technology advances are discussed in Fornell's blog "Two Technologies That Offer a Paradigm Shift in Medicine at HIMSS 2017."

Editor's Choice of Most Innovative Technology at HIMSS 2017
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Enterprise Imaging | March 03, 2017
VIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System

Enterprise imaging system expert Louis Lannum was in charge of Cleveland Clinic's efforts to connect images and other data from 33 of its departments into a single, centralized database that could deliver the content through a viewer in the electronic medical record. He spoke on the key requirements for enterprise imaging systems at HIMSS 2017. Read the article and watch related videos at "RSNA Technology Report 2016: Enterprise Imaging."

VIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System
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Artificial Intelligence | March 01, 2017
VIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

Machine learning is now being commercialized in medical imaging products designed to help improve workflow efficiency and augment the clinical user, not replace them. Steve Holloway with the U.K.-based healthcare market intelligence firm Signify Research discussed the expanding roles of artificial intelligence in imaging applications at the 2017 HIMSS healthcare IT conference. Read the article from HIMSS 2017 "How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging."

VIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
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Heart Failure | February 27, 2017
VIDEO: Cutting Heart Failure Length of Stay With Information Technology

Ursula Wright, MSN/MBA, FNP-BC, from Mercy Health System, explains how the nation's fifth largest Catholic health system used heart failure pathways and order sets to reduce length of stay and $14 million in costs to treat heart failure patients. Mercy earned the 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for its leverage of information technology to impact its clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Read the article “Device Technologies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions.”
 

VIDEO: Cutting Heart Failure Length of Stay With Information Technology
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Inventory Management | February 17, 2017
Uncover Supply Waste and Control Costs With Data Analytics

The supplies you use in your cath lab are complex and very valuable. Protecting your investment and uncovering new opportunities to cut waste and help improve the total cost of care means it’s more important than ever before to have a strong pulse on your inventory. Using data analytics, you can uncover trends for product standardization, optimize par levels and better control costs.

Uncover Supply Waste and Control Costs With Data Analytics
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3-D Printing | February 09, 2017
VIDEO: Children’s Hospital Uses 3-D Printing To Tailor Stents in Complex Congenital Heart Case

When a pediatric patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles needed a custom-build stent to repair his pulmonary artery, pediatric interventional cardiologist Frank Ing, M.D., used 3-D printed models from the patient's CT scans. The model helped make sure the stent they made would fit. The model also was used to plan and guide the procedure. This video is made up of clips complied by the hospital and includes some narration of the case by Ing, ending with the final angiographic result with the new stent. Read the article “Children's Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologist Creates Modified Stent for 18-month-old Using Printed 3-D Model.”
 

 

VIDEO: Children’s Hospital Uses 3-D Printing To Tailor Stents in Complex Congenital Heart Case
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Cardiac Imaging | January 06, 2017
Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies at RSNA 2016

ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technologies being displayed on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 meeting. For key take away trends at RSNA, watch the video "Key Trends, New Technology at RSNA 2016."

Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies at RSNA 2016
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Radiation Dose Management | December 19, 2016
VIDEO: Radiation Dose Monitoring in Medical Imaging

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., chief physicist and professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins Hospital, explains the basics of medical imaging dose monitoring technologies. This includes monitoring and recording software meet new Joint Commission requirements, state dose laws and to improve patient safety regarding X-ray radiation exposure. Read the article “The Role of Dose Tracking Systems in Radiation Safety Programs.”

VIDEO: Radiation Dose Monitoring in Medical Imaging
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Artificial Intelligence | December 19, 2016
VIDEO: Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics

At RSNA 2016, the key buzzwords were “deep learning,” “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence.” Vendors and major academic centers are developing a wide array of artificial intelligence neuro networks to aid radiologists in clinical diagnosis and clinical decision support. Here are two examples of how the IBM Watson system examines a mammography and cardiac patient imaging studies. Watch the VIDEO “Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology,” an interview with Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explaining the basis of artificial intelligence in radiology.

VIDEO: Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics
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RSNA 2016 | December 19, 2016
Key Trends, New Imaging Technology at RSNA 2016

A post-game roundup by Imaging Technology News (ITN) Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) and ITN Editor Dave Fornell on the trends and new tech seen on the show floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 meeting.

Key Trends, New Imaging Technology at RSNA 2016
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Artificial Intelligence | December 19, 2016
VIDEO: Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology

Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the basis of the utilization of artificial intelligence (aka deep learning and machine learning) in radiology. He also explains where things are at in development of these neuro networks at RSNA 2016. Watch the VIDEO “Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics.” 

VIDEO: Development of Artificial Intelligence to Aid Radiology
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 28, 2016
VIDEO: Explaining Sudden Cardiac Death to Patients - Illustration by Rahul Doshi, M.D.

This video, provided by Zoll, demonstrates how cardiologists can explain sudden cardiac death to patients. It is critical to educate patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), so Rahul Doshi, M.D., director of electrophysiology, associate professor of clinical medicine, Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California, explains sudden cardiac death (SCD) to his patients using a simple illustration. Visit SCDFacts.org for additional resources for you and your team to support the SCD conversation with your patients. One in five post-AMI patients have been shown to be at high risk of dying after PCI.1 The majority of mortality in AMI patients post-PCI occurs in the first three months — one out of every 10 high-risk patients die, with about 60 percent of this mortality due to SCD.[1,2] 

1. Halkin A, et al. Prediction of Mortality After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction: CADILLAC Risk Score. JACC 2005;45:1397–1405.

2. Stone G, et al. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Post PTCA in High-Risk Patients.
http://www.theheart.org/article/1202823.do (April 2011). 

VIDEO: Explaining Sudden Cardiac Death to Patients - Illustration by Rahul Doshi, M.D.
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Inventory Management | October 28, 2016
VIDEO: Automated Inventory Management for the Cath Lab

With quality of care and cost efficiency at the top of your mind, there is no room in your hospital for waste from high-value supplies. However, managing your critical supplies in the cath lab can be a challenge. How can you get the supply waste in your facility under control? Watch this short video to learn how an automated inventory management solution could help you reduce the waste in your hospital while improving your total cost of care. For more information visit www.cardinalhealth.com.

 

VIDEO: Automated Inventory Management for the Cath Lab
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Inventory Management | September 21, 2016
Inventory Management - A Way to Curb Medical Device Waste

With bundled payments putting increased pressure on hospitals to manage supply costs while providing quality patient care, there is no room in your cath lab for high-value medical device waste. An automated inventory management solution could help you find and reduce the waste hiding in your supply chain while helping to improve your total cost of care. Visit cardinalhealth.com/CIMS

Inventory Management - A Way to Curb Medical Device Waste
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Inventory Management | August 15, 2016
Take Control of Your Cath Lab Inventory

Pacemakers, stents and bandages — keeping tracking of what is on hand and accurately capturing charges can be a challenge. What if you could track, manage and analyze your cath lab inventory – low cost to high value – to reveal powerful business intelligence and shine a light on new savings and revenue capture? 

Take Control of Your Cath Lab Inventory
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Inventory Management | July 19, 2016
Manage Your Cath Lab Inventory More Effectively

You have bigger priorities than managing inventory. Patient safety, quality care and clinician satisfaction top the list. But automated technology can help you improve the way you purchase, control and manage your cath lab inventory, allowing you to positively support your top priorities – and your hospital’s overall performance. For more information, watch this archived webinar on inventory management in the cath lab

Manage Your Cath Lab Inventory More Effectively
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Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016
What to Look for in CT Structural Heart Planning Software

An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 meeting. Leipsic is heavily involved with the procedural planning and anatomical assessments for TAVR and clinical trials for new transcatheter mitral valves and annulus repairs. 

What to Look for in CT Structural Heart Planning Software
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HIMSS | May 13, 2016
Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New IT at HIMSS 2016

ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new trends and health information technologies (IT) on the expo floor of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 meeting. Technologies include radiation dose management, wearables, patient engagement, admission kiosks, analytics software and imaging workflow aids.

Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New IT at HIMSS 2016
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Inventory Management | April 15, 2016
Considering RFID to Track Healthcare Inventory?

Healthcare reform is changing the way you provide care. With a focus on cost efficiency and quality, tracking utilization and efficient inventory management are big opportunities in your cardiovascular suite to help you manage costs and support patient safety initiatives. See how using the right tool for the right supply is key to demonstrating ROI. Watch a webinar on cath lab inventory tracking — Stop the Emotional Stocking! Revitalize your Cath Lab.

Considering RFID to Track Healthcare Inventory?
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ACC | April 15, 2016
Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Trends and Technologies ACC.16

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the trends and interesting new technologies from the vendor booths on the expo floor at the 2016 meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). 

Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Trends and Technologies ACC.16
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ACC | April 15, 2016
VIDEO: Trends in Cath Lab Hemodynamic Monitoring Technology

MDbuyline clinical analyst Tom Watson, BS, RCVT, explains the new hemodynamic system technology trends at ACC.16. All technologies are being increasingly integrated into the electronic medical record.  Read the article “Improving Cath Lab Efficiency With Today’s Hemodynamic Systems.” 

 

VIDEO: Trends in Cath Lab Hemodynamic Monitoring Technology
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Clinical Decision Support | March 24, 2016
VIDEO: Examples of Clinical Decision Support for Cardiology and Radiology

Examples of clinical decision support software currently on the market that might be leveraged to address Stage 3 Meaningful Use from the expo floor of HIMSS 2016. Ascendian Healthcare Consulting CEO Shawn McKenzie also discusses how and why CDS should be integrated into the radiology workflow. Read the April 2017 article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.”

 

VIDEO: Examples of Clinical Decision Support for Cardiology and Radiology
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Cardiac PACS | March 21, 2016
VIDEO: GE Healthcare Showcases New Cardiovascular IT Innovations

Don Woodlock, vice president and general manager of cardiology IT for GE Healthcare, highlights four new innovations related to Centricity Cardio Enterprise. Link to GE Healthcare's Interactive, Digital Guide for Centricity Cardio Enterprise

VIDEO: GE Healthcare Showcases New Cardiovascular IT Innovations
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Patient Engagement | March 21, 2016
Patient Engagement Technology for Imaging — HIMSS 2016

Examples of patient engagement technologies for medical imaging to meet health IT Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements. Discussion includes examples from the expo floor at HIMSS 2016 and Ascendian Healthcare Consulting CEO Shawn McKenzie explaining ways radiology can leverage technology to engage patients with images, reports and radiation dose records. 

Patient Engagement Technology for Imaging — HIMSS 2016
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Cardiac PACS | March 11, 2016
What to Look for in CVIS and PACS Workflow Efficiency — HIMSS 2016

Examples of technologies on the market and a discussion of what to look for in PACS and CVIS workflow efficiencies with Ascendian Healthcare Consultant Jef Williams. Editor Dave Fornell takes viewers on a tour of key workflow improvements offered by health IT vendors at HIMSS 2016.

What to Look for in CVIS and PACS Workflow Efficiency — HIMSS 2016
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Inventory Management | March 10, 2016
Keeping a Pulse on Your Cath Lab Inventory

Managing inventory in the procedural area is often a challenge that creates substantial waste and inefficiency that impacts your bottom line. Understanding how to overcome the top barriers allows you to spend more time on patient care and less time on tackling your supplies. Learn how you can manage inventory more effectively with Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions. For more information visit cardinalhealth.com/cims.

 

Keeping a Pulse on Your Cath Lab Inventory
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Population Health | March 08, 2016
Population Health to Identify High Risk Cardiovascular Patients — HIMSS 2016

John Showalter, M.D., CHIO, University of Mississippi Medical Center, explains how he created population health monitoring programs to help identify high-risk patients that should receive extra attention to reduce readmissions.

Population Health to Identify High Risk Cardiovascular Patients — HIMSS 2016
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Cardiac Imaging | December 11, 2015
Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2015

ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows his choices for some of the most innovative new imaging technologies on the expo floor at Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting.

Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2015
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Enterprise Imaging | December 11, 2015
Creating an Enterprise Imaging System — RSNA 2015

Interview with Kim Garriott, principal consultant, Logicalis Inc., and Jef Williams, COO Ascendian Healthcare Consulting, explaining details of how to create an enterprise imaging system at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting.

Creating an Enterprise Imaging System — RSNA 2015
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TCT | November 05, 2015
Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technologies at TCT 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies presented on the expo floor and in sessions at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting. 

Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technologies at TCT 2015
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Cath Lab | November 03, 2015
Eye-tracking For Dose Reduction in the Cath Lab — TCT 2015

Guillaume Baillaird, CEO of ControlRad Systems, described how his company's technology can significantly reduce radiation dose to staff and patients during angiography procedures.

Eye-tracking For Dose Reduction in the Cath Lab — TCT 2015
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