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Wayne Forrest

Cardiology departments tried to follow radiology's lead in digital image and information management, but found unique technological hurdles.

Facing the prospect of lackluster growth over the next several years, the gamma camera market is looking toward the advent of molecular imaging to ignite interest in the technology and rescue it from the mire of sluggish sales.

Be assured that bandwidth that is sufficient today will fall short of demand in three to five years. Plan for expansion now to cover the needs of the future.

Cardiac MRI is gaining proponents thanks to its finesse in determining cardiac viability, assessing heart muscle damage after a heart attack, measuring left and right ejection fraction, and determining true ischemia - and rivaling nuclear stress tests and

The mantra of all healthcare facilities - large, mid-size and small - is to deliver the best patient care possible. Near-immediate access to the latest, most accurate information and patient images is one of the very fine lines in radiology departments

Using imaging and robotic devices to improve cardiovascular surgical procedures and speed patient recovery is beginning to bump some more invasive cardiovascular surgeries.

Healthcare providers today are utilizing the electronic medical record for more immediate access to patient images and to run more efficient administrative functions in hospitals and solo practices.

Computer-aided detection has become an increasingly valuable tool in radiology departments, as the detection of more cancer lesions in patients convert more believers.