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2010-01-13 10:23:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Implementing a cardiac imaging benefit management program like those used in the private sector could help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) avoid reimbursement cuts that may drive many cardiologists and other specialty physicians out of business, said MedSolutions (www.medsolutions.com), a leading provider of medical cost management services. The use of cardiac imaging management would limit spending by ensuring the appropriate...

2009-12-14 18:26:00

LONDON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Frost & Sullivan European Product Quality Leadership Award in the Ultrasound Market is conferred on SonoScape. The award recipient has effectively analyzed existing market challenges - the need for special features, pricing, and portability - and introduced the S8 hand-carried ultrasound (HCU). The performance of this high-end colour Doppler HCU compares with that of a regular, high-end, cart-based echo ultrasound system. (Logo:...

2009-11-24 08:20:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released the initial results of a survey about the impact of the 2010 CMS Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on patients and practices. Of the 1,200 cardiologists and cardiovascular ultrasound technicians surveyed, 87 percent said the new fee schedule could force them to stop accepting Medicare patients, reduce staff or shut down their practice completely -- ultimately reducing patient access to...

2009-11-18 11:07:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Medical Ultrasound Equipment - A Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164343/Medical-Ultrasound-Equipment---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Since its introduction in the early 1950s, medical ultrasound has engulfed a major share of the medical imaging market. Advancement in new...

2009-11-15 12:57:06

Using just 1 popular test or the other could miss serious cardiac abnormalities To best detect early signs of life-threatening heart defects in young athletes, screening programs should include both popular diagnostic tests, not just one of them, according to new research from heart experts at Johns Hopkins. Sudden cardiac death due to heart rhythm disturbances is blamed for more than 3,000 deaths a year in young people, especially athletes who have inherited tendencies to develop overly...

2009-11-02 23:01:00

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Telemedicine solution provider AET (American Educational Telecommunications; www.aetmedical.com) completed a first of its kind, real-time remote diagnosis of a newborn baby's heart murmur between Faith Regional Health Services and Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Norfolk and Omaha, NE, respectively. The diagnosis used advanced wireless video conferencing technology through a mobile camera device connected to an ultrasound machine. View the...

2009-10-09 12:32:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare regulatory changes expected to be finalized in November - but overshadowed by the partisan bluster of the ongoing health care debate - pose an imminent threat to 80 million patients in America suffering from heart disease, especially for the nearly one in four Americans over the age of 65 living in rural areas. Many cardiologists who operate in rural areas believe the proposal will force them to close their outreach offices...

2009-08-10 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) is ramping up in the US due to President Obama's newly confirmed stimulus plan, designed to promote widespread EMR adoption by 2015. Findings from MRG's recently released US Markets for Cardiology IT Workflow Solutions 2009 report show that hospitals and clinics are already focusing their...

2009-06-09 09:04:00

Turiaf shares personal story on how echo saved his life WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Golden State Warriors player Ronny Turiaf announced a partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) at their 20th Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC. During opening remarks for a session on echocardiograms for screening and prevention, Turiaf shared his own story about how echocardiography (heart ultrasound) helped to save his life. Turiaf recently formed The Ronny...

2009-05-26 09:14:00

First CVIS Integration with Philips QLAB ultrasound software now available INDIANAPOLIS, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ProSolv CardioVascular, a Fujifilm company (ProSolv), is pleased to announce the commercial availability of Synapse(TM) ProSolv(R) cardiovascular version 4.0.2. Featuring the integration with QLAB advanced quantification software from Philips Healthcare, this latest software release from ProSolv has been designed to enhance clinical workflow, help improve patient care, and reduce...


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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