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Uncover Supply Waste and Control Costs With Data Analytics

Inventory Management | February 17, 2017

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.

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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
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 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. 

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Uses 3-D Printing To Tailor Stents in Complex Congenital Heart Case
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Heart Failure | February 06, 2017
How to Implant the Transcatheter Revivent TC Left Ventricular Remodeling System for Heart Failure

This video demonstrates how to implant the Revivent TC System to reduce the volume of the left ventricle (LV) in heart failure patients. Reducing the size of the LV can help make pumping more efficient, helping to reduce the workload of a failing heart. It is a minimally invasive, catheter-based, closed-chest alternative to conventional surgical ventricular restoration (SVR). It uses catheter-deployed anchors designed to exclude scarred myocardial tissue from the LV to help restore its more natural conical shape. Read about the system gaining European approval.  Read about system starting its U.S. clinical trial. 

 

 

How to Implant the Transcatheter Revivent TC Left Ventricular Remodeling System for Heart Failure
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EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | February 01, 2017
How the CardioInsight Electro-anatomical Mapping System Works

The FDA approved the Medtronic CardioInsight electro-anatomical mapping system in early 2017. It uses an ECG lead vest to noninvasively create a 3-D electrophysiology (EP) electro-map of the heart to help identify arrhythmia and plan catheter ablation procedures. Read the related article on the technology. 

How the CardioInsight Electro-anatomical Mapping System Works
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Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 13, 2017
GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Ultrasound for Interventions

Detailed imaging is needed to support complex interventions for the assessment and procedure guidance.  See how the GE Healthcare cardiovascular ultrasound systems fit into the in Interventional space – from the Vivid E95 with cSound premium system to the Vivid iq compact system.

 

GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Ultrasound for Interventions
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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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Heart Valve Technology | January 03, 2017
How to Implant the Transcatheter CardioBand Mitral Annuloplasty System

The Valtech Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system allows transcatheter repair of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). It has a CE mark in Europe and a study to evaluate its safety and efficacy is planned in the United States. Read the article “Transcatheter Annuloplasty For Repair Versus Replacement in Functional Mitral Regurgitation.”
 

 

 

How to Implant the Transcatheter CardioBand Mitral Annuloplasty System
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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: 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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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: 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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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 19, 2016
VIDEO: MRI Gadolinium Contrast Retention in the Brain

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, explains what is known about MRI contrast retention in the brain and other MRI safety concerns. He spoke to ITN at RSNA 2016. Read the article "Gadolinium May Remain in Brain after Contrast MRI."

VIDEO: MRI Gadolinium Contrast Retention in the Brain
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Angiography | December 07, 2016
VIDEO: Enhanced Interventional Imaging With Shimadzu's Trinias Angiography System

Shimadzu's latest generation interventional lab angiography imaging system, the Trinias, enables advanced imaging capabilities, including reduced patient dose, 3-D rotation angiography acquisitions table side, and stent enhancement software. This video tour of the system was created at the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting.

VIDEO: Enhanced Interventional Imaging With Shimadzu's Trinias Angiography System
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Robotic Systems | November 22, 2016
Introduction to CorPath GRX: Next Generation Cardiovascular Robotics

Corindus Vascular Robotics received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its CorPath GRX, the second generation of its vascular robotic system. The system builds upon the original CorPath platform, adding a significant number of key upgrades that increase precision, improve workflow and extend the capabilities and range of interventional procedures that can be performed robotically. These features include Active Guide Management, which enables control of the guide catheter along with robotic control of the guidewire and balloon or stent catheter, with 1 millimeter advancement, from the Control Console. This precise positioning will enable physicians to adjust guide catheter position during PCI procedures, and may expand use of CorPath to more complex cases. The new system also features a completely redesigned Bedside Unit, featuring an Extended Reach Arm and a touchscreen display to streamline workflow. The CorPath GRX was displayed for the first time at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 conference. Read more about the FDA approval.

Introduction to CorPath GRX: Next Generation Cardiovascular Robotics
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TCT | November 18, 2016
Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Cardiology Technology at TCT 2016

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology technologies he found at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technologies at TCT 2015.”

 

Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Cardiology Technology at TCT 2016
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Guidewires | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: The Basics of Interventional Guidewire Design and Function

A discussion with guidewire expert Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, about the basics of interventional guidewire design and function. He is, assistant professor of medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, and director of CTO, complex and high-risk angioplasty program at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. He spoke with DAIC at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Read the article “Understanding the Design and Function of Guidewire Technology.”

VIDEO: The Basics of Interventional Guidewire Design and Function
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Heart Valve Technology | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology, Anatomical Challenges

A discussion with Juan Granada, M.D., about transcatheter mitral valve advancements and device challenges at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Granada is executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Skirball Center for Innovation. Read the articles “Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves,” and “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development.”

VIDEO: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology, Anatomical Challenges
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Heart Valve Technology | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: Transcatheter Valve Technology Advancements at TCT 2016

A discussion with Torsten Vahl, M.D., about advancements in transcatheter valve repair technology, including new devices for the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves.  Vahl is director of experimental and translational research and assistant professor of medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy. The interview took place at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Read the articles “Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves,” and “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development.”

VIDEO: Transcatheter Valve Technology Advancements at TCT 2016
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CT Angiography (CTA) | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: Early U.S. Experience With FFR-CT in Evaluating ED Chest Pain Presentation

A discussion with Simon Dixon, M.D., MBChB, on the use of fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) to evaluate chest pain patients in the emergency department. He is chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beaumont Health System and a professor of Medicine at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He discussed the first year of experience with FFR-CT at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Read the article “Clinical Applications of FFR-CT.”

 

VIDEO: Early U.S. Experience With FFR-CT in Evaluating ED Chest Pain Presentation
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Balloon Catheter | November 16, 2016
VIDEO: Breaking Up Calcified Lesions Without Vessel Trauma

A discussion with Todd Brinton, M.D., about the newly FDA-cleared Shockwave Medical Lithoplasty System, at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Brinton is clinical associate professor and adjunct associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University Medical Center. Read the article “FDA Clears Lithoplasty Balloon That Shatters Calcified Lesions With Ultrasound.”
 

VIDEO: Breaking Up Calcified Lesions Without Vessel Trauma
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Heart Valve Technology | November 14, 2016
VIDEO: Technologies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions

William Abraham, M.D., FACC, discusses advances in heart failure device treatment technologies at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. He is director of the division of cardiovascular medicine and a professor of internal medicine, physiology and cell biology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He also served as principal investigator of the CHAMPION Trial for the CardioMEMS device. Read the article "Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions."

VIDEO: Technologies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions
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Heart Valve Technology | November 09, 2016
VIDEO: The State of TAVR in 2016

A discussion with Michael Reardon, M.D. about the state of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as of late 2016. He is a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, was the chairman of the patient screening committee for the CoreValve U.S. pivotal trial, nation PI on the Lotus Pivotal Trial, and the national PI of the ongoing the CoreValve intermediate and low-risk trials. Read more in the article "Trends in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)."

VIDEO: The State of TAVR in 2016
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Structural Heart | November 09, 2016
VIDEO: How to Build An Integrated Heart Team

Brijeshwar Maini, M.D., and Brian Bethea, M.D., from Tenet Florida’s structural heart program, explain the importance of building a good heart team and how that team should interact. They gave a presentation on image guidance for structural heart procedures at TCT 2016, but focused repeatedly on the need for close collaboration to be successful. Read more in the article "Requirements for Interventional Echocardiographers."

VIDEO: How to Build An Integrated Heart Team
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Stents Bioresorbable | November 09, 2016
VIDEO: Bioresorbable Stent Failure Modes, Technique, Patient Selection and Future Development

Juan Granada, M.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Skirball Center for Innovation, explains the shortcomings of the first bioresorbable stent on the U.S. market, proper patient selection and what new BRS technologies are in development. Granada presented numerous sessions on bioresorbable scaffolds at TCT 2016. Read more about bioresorbable stents in "Tempering the Bioresorbable Stent Euphoria Following FDA Clearance of the Absorb."

 

VIDEO: Bioresorbable Stent Failure Modes, Technique, Patient Selection and Future Development
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Hypertension | November 08, 2016
Device Therapies to Treat Hypertension

Krishna Rocha-Singh, M.D., Prairie Vascular Institute, Springfield, Ill., explains advancements in device therapy for hypertension at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. He was involved in the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 denervation trial and is the principal investigator for the ongoing Rox Coupler arteriovenous device trial.  Watch the VIDEO “New Approaches to Denervation Therapy.”

Device Therapies to Treat Hypertension
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Cath Lab | November 08, 2016
Stents, Bypass Surgery Have Equal Outcomes in EXCEL Trial

David Kandzari, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and chief scientific officer, Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, Ga., explains the impact of the EXCEL Trial at TCT 2016. Piedmont recruited the highest number of patients for the large, randomized trial found the Xience V drug-eluting stent had comparable outcomes to coronary artery bypass graft surgery. This is the first time this parity has been shown in a large trial. Read the article "Stents, Bypass Surgery Equally Safe and Effective for Many With Left Main Heart Disease."

 

 

Stents, Bypass Surgery Have Equal Outcomes in EXCEL Trial
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Heart Valve Technology | November 08, 2016
Defining the Need for TAVR Embolic Protection

Studies have shown transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has an increased risk of stroke and cerebral damage due to emboli released during the procedure. Recent clinical data show the extent of this damage on MRI. Several TAVR embolic protection systems are being developed to reduce this damage. This video explains one of those systems. Read about trial data presented at TCT 2016 "Delirium Significantly Associated With Brain Lesions in Patients Post-TAVR."  Read the article, “TAVR Embolic Protection Did Not Reduce Emboli Brain Lesions,” which was a second trial presented at TCT 2016.  

Defining the Need for TAVR Embolic Protection
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 28, 2016
VIDEO: Explaining Sudden Cardiac Death to Patients - Illustration by Rahul Doshi, M.D.

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
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.

 

Automated Inventory Management for the Cath Lab
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Congenital Heart | October 04, 2016
VIDEO: How the Xeltis Bioresorbable Pulmonary Valve Works

Xeltis, a Swiss-Dutch clinical-stage medical device company, recently implanted three pediatric patients with the world’s first bioresorbable heart valve enabling cardiovascular restoration. The Xplore-I clinical study of Xeltis bioabsorbable pulmonary heart valve, is a a multi-centered feasibility trial currently enrolling pediatric patients from 2 to 21 years of age in leading heart centers in Europe. Read the article “First Bioresorbable Heart Valves Implanted to Enable Cardiovascular Restoration.”
 

VIDEO: How the Xeltis Bioresorbable Pulmonary Valve Works
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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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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | September 16, 2016
How a Lithoplasty Balloon Shatters Calcified Plaque in Arteries With Ultrasound

Shockwave Medical’s Lithoplasty System uses ultrasonic waves to treatment calcified plaque in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). It was cleared by the U.S. FDA in September 2016. The technology is the first of its kind in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Using similar lithotripsy technology that is already in use to break up kidney stones, the balloon catheter cracks and breaks up calcium in vessel walls, without the need to over inflate the balloon, which can lead to extensive vessel damage.  Read the article "FDA Clears Lithoplasty Balloon That Shatters Calcified Lesions With Ultrasound."

 

 

How a Lithoplasty Balloon Shatters Calcified Plaque in Arteries With Ultrasound
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Heart Failure | September 02, 2016
Implantable Device Improves Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure Patients

The Respicardia Remede System is a pacemaker-like implantable device designed to improve cardiovascular health by restoring natural breathing during sleep in patients with central sleep apnea. In this video from The Ohio State University, William Abraham, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how the technology works and highlights one patient case involved in a recent study of the device

Implantable Device Improves Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure Patients
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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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Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016
Implantation of an Edwards Intuity Elite Rapid Deployment Valve

The Edwards Lifesciences Intuity Elite surgical aortic valve uses a balloon expandable skirt technology taken from the Edwards Sapien TAVR valve. This enables rapid valve deployment without the need to suture the device in place. Read about the FDA approval of the valve in August 2016.

Implantation of an Edwards Intuity Elite Rapid Deployment Valve
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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 Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems

Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, director of South Florida Imaging Cardiovascular Institute, Holy Cross Hospital, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 annual meeting. Smuclovisky explains what imaging departments need to know about advances in CT systems when purchasing the newest generation of CT scanners. He explains there is more to scanners than slices, offering information beyond the hype over 64-, 128-, 256-, 320-, and 640-slice CT scanners. For more information, read "Costs vs. Benefits: Comparing 64-Slice to 256, 320-Slice CT."
 

What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems
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CT Angiography (CTA) | July 08, 2016
Cardiac CT Scan Preparation 101

Interview with Patricia Dickson, LRT (CT), assistant director, diagnostic and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology Associates, Albany, N.Y., at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 annual meeting. She explains what technologists need to know when prepping patients and imaging during cardiac CT exams.  

Cardiac CT Scan Preparation 101
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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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Computed Tomography (CT) | July 07, 2016
Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Cardiac Imaging Technology at SCCT 2016

DAIC/ITN editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new cardiac CT and angiography technologies from sessions and the expo floor at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 annual meeting.

 

Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Cardiac Imaging Technology at SCCT 2016
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