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2010-11-29 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of high-end ultrasound solutions, today announced a new software release for its z.one ultrasound platform here at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 28 - Dec. 3, 2010. Designed to continually improve image quality and system performance, the 11th software release in six years also includes new advanced software applications and transducers which further expands...

2010-11-17 20:47:38

Left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC), a cardiomyopathy about which little is fully understood, is associated with heart failure (HF), stroke and ventricular arrhythmias, according to a study to be presented Nov. 17 at the 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The researchers also will report that advanced imaging technologies reveal that developing these cardiac risks appear to progress over time in patients with LVNC. LVNC is an inherited heart muscle...

2010-10-13 09:27:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management, Inc.( )(AIM), a leading diagnostic imaging benefit management and technology company, with health plan clients representing more than 35 million consumers, and an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), announced that it has launched an echocardiography management program with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT). AIM has provided diagnostic imaging clinical review services for the Vermont health plan since...

2010-08-30 07:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced the enhanced iE33 xMATRIX cardiac ultrasound system featuring a new ergonomic solution for more efficient adult echocardiograms, the X5-1 transducer. With this enhanced technology, Philips continues its tradition of simplified, patient-focused healthcare solutions by providing a more complete imaging solution. The system enables expanded cardiac-related diagnostic capabilities related to...

2010-07-12 08:07:00

PRINCETON, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics today announced the market reintroduction of Optison(TM) (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable Suspension, USP), a diagnostic ultrasound contrast agent for use in select echocardiograms. Optison is indicated for use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms to opacify the left ventricle and to improve the delineation of the left ventricular endocardial borders. The safety and efficacy of Optison with...

2010-06-14 15:39:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Kardia Health Systems will introduce Kardia Complete - a new web-based service to simplify workflow and save time in cardiology practices - at the 2010 American Society of Echocardiography Annual Meeting and Exhibition in San Diego this week. Kardia Complete extends Kardia's web-based structured reporting and workflow technology with newly integrated TomTec technology. Now, cardiologists can review diagnostic images with the same accuracy and tools...

2010-06-14 08:16:00

SAN DIEGO, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Research released today at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 21st Annual Scientific Sessions unveiled findings that will have a significant impact on the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and the application of echocardiography in the future. The four-day-long event brings together 2,300 of the world's leading researchers in cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography under one roof at the San Diego Convention Center. One...

2010-06-03 11:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that a new clinical study published online in the German pediatric journal, Klinische Padiatrie, showed that adding Masimo SET pulse oximetry screening to the physical examination of newborns was an effective method to achieve early diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease (CHD). (1) CHD affects...

2010-03-14 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare addresses the clinical and business needs of cardiology service lines at the 59th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 14-16 in Atlanta, in booth #1018. With a commitment to excellence, Siemens empowers its customers with the necessary tools to compete in today's changing world of cardiology, and help them meet their strategic and metric goals. Siemens' complete portfolio of cardiology...

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2010-03-02 08:45:00

Each year, two in every 100,000 young athletes succumb to sudden cardiac death, fueling a debate over what constitutes a comprehensive health screening prior to sports participation. A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Heart Center found the addition of electrocardiogram (ECG) testing to the standard medical history and physical examination for young athletes may better identify key cardiovascular abnormalities responsible for sports-related sudden death. In...


Latest Echocardiography Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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