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Cardiovascular Imaging

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Cardiac MRI

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

GE Healthcare unveils new medical imaging offerings GE Healthcare introduced its new LightSpeed VCT (volume computed tomography) scanner at ACC 2004.
Study backs MPI as useful tool in determining treatment for poor blood flow in the heart Stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) to evaluate the lack of blood flow in the heart has been substantiated as a method to help physicians assess the treatment needs of heart attack survivors and the risk of a second heart attack.
At the Heart of Echocardiography

Contrast agents, 3D, Doppler imaging and hand-held echocardiography units are contributing to the rise in echo studies - while research hopes to speed intuitive retrieval of key images.

Managing Dynamic Images in the Echo Lab

Faster image retrieval, reductions in transcription costs and eliminating repeat studies are among the benefits of ridding your department of videotapes in favor of digitally managing echo exams.

Imaging Partners with Robotics: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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

Toshiba and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center partner on multislice CT Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are collaborating on the clinical and product development of TAMS' Aquilion 16 CFX multislice CT scanners.
ACC 2005 Wrap-up ACC meeting-goers get taste for IHE in 1st demonstration

IDX launches cardiology PACS

GE boosts cardiac imaging and IT capabilities

Philips unveils new products and technologies for the cardiology market

Siemens shows a unified loop of cardiovascular technologies at ACC
MRI MRI systems feature boost in speed, slash in scan times
X-ray X-ray versatility crosses over analog, DR, CR and special procedures