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2011-01-27 00:09:27

80% of U.S. hospitals with cath labs have implemented a formal Cardiology PACS (CPACS) system to store and utilize their cardiology-related images, such as cardiac cath, echocardiography, interventional angiography, electrophysiology, CT, MR, SPECT and PET/CT images. Des Plaines, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 According to a newly released study by IMV Medical Information Division, 80% of the U.S. hospitals with cath labs have implemented a formal Cardiology PACS (CPACS) system to store...

2011-01-25 12:58:27

Two relatively simple methods, an ultrasound investigation and a blood test to measure the level of a substance known as BNP, can predict survival and future heart failure following acute coronary syndromes. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Acute coronary syndromes, such as myocardial infarction and unstable angina, are among the most common causes of emergency medical care and death in Sweden for both women and men. "The ability to predict...

2011-01-03 23:01:00

American Society of Echocardiography first to outline specific criteria to ensure process quality MORRISVILLE, N.C., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a set of recommendations and measurable standards for quality in the echocardiography laboratory today. The recommendations for quality echocardiography laboratory operations will be published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE)....

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...


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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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