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CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI
The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to evaluate chest pain in the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites Use rates of diagnostic imaging on the rise Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HeartFlow closes $240m Series E
HeartFlow said today it closed a $240 million Series E round of financing, with funds slated to support commercial expansion and studies of its HeartFlow FFRct analysis system. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Financing in the round included investments from Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford & Company and existing investors, the company said. “We are delighted to be investing in HeartFlow on beh...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup HeartFlow Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts expanded insurer coverage for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow today touted that seven new insurers released positive medical policies supporting coverage for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis following a coronary computed tomography angiogram, expanding coverage to a total of 185 million patients. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Positive medical policies were issued by Cigna, Florida Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans of Michigan, North Carolina and Vermon...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

3D printing enters brave new world
The idea of printing human tissues and organs for implantation is not the stuff...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts New technique changes colors of 3D-printed objects 3D printing technique optimizes fiber orientation FDA hosts webinar on 3D printing guidance 3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts
Creating 3D-printed hearts based on rotational angiograms is an effective alternative...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy 3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties 3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models 3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers inks long-term collaborative deal with Florida Hospital
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers today announced a multi-phase agreement with Florida Hospital to develop outcomes-based collaborative projects. During the first phase of the collaborative deal, the two groups will look to incorporate cardiac computed tomography angiography into Florida Hospital’s clinical protocol. “Siemens Healthineers has a longstanding creative backbone, and they’re always looking to create new solutions and innovative ways of delivering care across the health continuum. I’m really excited that we’re addressing affordability and accessibility by creating cutting-edge he...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Siemens Source Type: news

Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion
Pilot data show 3D rotational angiography without direct transesophageal echocardiography feedback is feasible and safe and spotlight important sizing differences between the two imaging modalities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

In China, doctors are overestimating the severity of coronary stenosis
A computer-aided technique may be more accurate than coronary angiography, the current standard to determine the severity of stenosis, says a Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients
By detecting high-risk plaque, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) can predict major...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Higher Use of CT Pulmonary Angiogram Tied to Lower PE Diagnostic Yield
Greater use of computed tomographic pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) is associated with lower diagnostic yield for pulmonary embolism, according to a research letter in JAMA Internal... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CT or Functional Stress Testing for the Prediction of Risk CT or Functional Stress Testing for the Prediction of Risk
Should we choose CT angiography over CAC scoring for the prediction of cardiovascular events? And what about functional stress testing? This commentary suggests a"one size does not fit all" approach.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Knowledge Translation of the PERC Rule for Suspected PE Knowledge Translation of the PERC Rule for Suspected PE
A clinical protocol that includes the PERC rule can help significantly decrease the number of unnecessary CT pulmonary angiograms.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New Angiography Technique Improves Imaging in Diabetic Retinopathy New Angiography Technique Improves Imaging in Diabetic Retinopathy
Visualization of the retinal vasculature in patients with diabetic retinopathy is improved with swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) with extended field imaging (EFI), and the technique also affords greater patient comfort than the usual fluorescein angiography (FA), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The Age of Diagnostic Coronary Angiography Is Over The Age of Diagnostic Coronary Angiography Is Over
Newer, non-invasive alternatives to coronary angiography are widely available. Is diagnostic angiography still necessary?British Journal of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization
A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Is it time for CCTA to replace invasive angiography? Cutting-edge techniques transform practice of cardiac CT Prototype FFR-CT software shows high accuracy vs. invasive FFR Noninvasive FFR-CT equals cardiac cath for stenosis assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites
When coronary CT angiography (CCTA) images are viewed at a core laboratory,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing Study finds differences in CCTA plaque measurements All the same? Costs vary little in coronary disease tests (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Physicians Perform Prehospital ECMO on the Streets of Paris
The objective of ECPR is to perfuse the brain while the cause of the cardiac arrest is sought and treated at a specialty hospital (e.g., by coronary angiography, CT scan, etc.). Indeed, the primary objective is to obtain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), however, long-term survival depends on the neurological prognosis of the patient. Once ECPR has been initiated, acceptable blood flow is restored to the whole body, and especially to the brain and coronary arteries in order to limit ischemic consequences. Many studies, both clinical and experimental, have shown that the blood flow delivered by ECPR is much highe...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alice Hutin, MD, MSc Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

A 62-Year-Old Man With Coronary Artery Disease A 62-Year-Old Man With Coronary Artery Disease
A 62-year-old man undergoes percutaneous angiography. An atherosclerotic plaque blocking 55% of the vessel diameter is found. How much do you know about changes in his blood flow?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) might not be an ideal diagnostic tool for patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing Study finds differences in CCTA plaque measurements CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial ROMICAT II: CCTA more efficient to triage chest pain patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SCAI 2018 scientific sessions heads to San Diego, Andes Mountain crash survivor to keynote
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The 41st annual SCAI Scientific Sessions will take place April 25-28, 2018, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. SCAI 2018 will attract nearly 2,000 interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular professionals from across the globe for a dynamic four-day program featuring live cases, renowned speakers, late-breaking clinical science, case reviews, abstract presentations, interactive workshops, and more! (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sodium Bicarbonate, Acetylcysteine Don't Prevent Kidney Injury After Angiography
Neither sodium bicarbonate nor acetylcysteine appears to reduce risk for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients undergoing angiography, according to a randomized trial published... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study ends debate over best way to prevent acute kidney failure post angiogram
(George Institute for Global Health) Treatments commonly used to prevent acute kidney failure and its complications arising from common angiography procedures make no difference to health outcomes, a major new study has found.A team of international researchers studied the effectiveness of two common treatments used to prevent serious harm to patients undergoing angiography. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Angiography, IV Contrast Agents Safer Than Intracoronary In Angiography, IV Contrast Agents Safer Than Intracoronary
More than 70   million IV and 7   million intra-arterial contrast exams are performed in the United States and Europe each year, and now, for the first time, there are data comparing the two approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Grady Memorial Hospital files $3.6 million renovation plans
Grady Memorial Hospital filed plans with Georgia's Department of Community Health to develop an angio procedure room. The project will cost an estimated $3.6 million.  The hospital plans to renovate existing space on its eighth floor to accommodate the room An angiography procedure room will allow the hospital to use medical imaging to visualize blood vessels and organs of the body.  Grady will need to file a Certificate of Need with DCH and be granted approval by the agency before it can begin… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins CMS new tech payment classification for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a new technology ambulatory payment classification for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis designed to help diagnose suspected coronary artery disease. Under the newly finalized payment decision, Medicare-enrolled hospitals will be eligible for reimbursements of $1,450.50 for each technical component of the FFRct analysis. The new rules are set to take effect on January 1, 2018. “CMS’s decision to assign a New Technology APC for FFRct technology for Medicare recipients is a recognition of the value of this technology and its demo...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Diagnostics HeartFlow Source Type: news

Report details mistakes made by Canadian radiologist
A Canadian radiologist with "questionable skills" was able to escape scrutiny...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Quebec radiologists bill needlessly for angiograms Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? Canadian exam rereads find 10% discrepancy rate More than 2K Canadian imaging exams to be reviewed Canadian woman told to wait 2.5 years for MRI scan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Complex CTO-PCI: The Japanese Approach
This 20 minute video shows a complex CTO case, in which an RCA obstruction, complicated by a sharp bend and tortuous anatomy, was revascularized using both the antegrade and retrograde approaches, facilitated by IVUS and biplane angiographic imaging. The operator is Dr. Etsuo Tsuchikane; the case was broadcast live during the Japanese CTO Club course in June 2017. (posted in collaboration with TCROSS NEWS) (Source: News from Angioplasty.Org)
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - October 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

SCAI launches educational initiative as nation shifts to value-based healthcare
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions announced today the launch of TRAnsition for VALUE, a multi-faceted educational initiative supported by Medtronic, to inform cardiologists, hospital administrators, and cath lab staff about the benefits of expanding the adoption of transradial (wrist access) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OCT Angiography Aids in Polypoidal Choroidal Vessel Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But ICGA still necessary for clinical management, expert cautions (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - October 26, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Angiography Guidewire Obtains CFDA Registration Certificate
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Report: Quebec radiologists bill needlessly for angiograms
Quebec radiologists have been billing the provincial health insurance agency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiation alarm Bleeper Sv reduces dose to cardiac cath staff Pediatric CT techniques scan hearts in a fraction of the dose Enhanced reference standard boosts CTA accuracy Pending Medicare decision roils cardiac CTA Image postprocessing boosts performance of multidetector CT coronary angiography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bacteria and your broken heart
In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task
Quebec radiologists are routinely billing RAMQ for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes years after procedures were carried out. The practice, deemed unnecessary by some, is costing taxpayers about $3 million a year, found Radio-Canada's Enquête. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Blunt cerebrovascular injuries: advances in screening, imaging, and management trends - Nagpal P, Policeni BA, Bathla G, Khandelwal A, Derdeyn C, Skeete D.
Blunt cerebrovascular injury is a relatively uncommon but sometimes life-threatening injury, particularly in patients presenting with ischemic symptoms in that vascular territory. The decision to pursue vascular imaging (generally CT angiography) is based ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage
Brazilian President Michel Temer is being treated for a slight blockage of a coronary artery, his office said on Wednesday, denying a press report that he would undergo an angiogram procedure later this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Is CT Angiography the Best First Test for Chest Pain? Is CT Angiography the Best First Test for Chest Pain?
A new meta-analysis shows coronary CT angiography is associated with fewer subsequent MIs than standard functional stress testing but at the cost of more downstream invasive procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

MI Incidence Down With CT Angiography in Suspected CAD
But no reduction in mortality, cardiac hospitalizations for CCTA versus functional stress testing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

CathWorks closes $16m Series B to support non-invasive FFR platform
Non-invasive fractional flow reserve tech developer CathWorks said yesterday it closed a $15.8 million Series B round of financing to support its real-time digital platform designed to determine FFR in cath labs. The round was led by Quark Venture and Triventures and joined by Planven Investments, Pontifax, Corundum Open Innovation, BioStar Ventures and an unnamed strategic investor, the Israel-based company said. CathWorks FFR platform is designed to be used in under 5 minutes and uses standard angiographic images, the company said. A proprietary set of algorithms are used to reconstruct the coronary tree in 3D to provide...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters cathworks Source Type: news

Coronary CT Angiography vs. Stress Testing: Meta-Analysis Offers Mixed Results (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD In patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is associated with lower risk for myocardial infarction — but no … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Angiodynamics shares tumble on Q1 sales, EPS miss
Shares in AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) have dropped over 10% today after the medical device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its 1st quarter results. The Albany. N.Y.-based company posted losses of $35,000, or 0¢ per share, on sales of $85.4 million for the 3 months ended August 31, seeing the bottom-line swing 102.7% into the red while sales shrunk 3.1% compared to the same period the previous year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 12¢, behind the 16¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see sales of $86.1 million for the quarter. “T...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup AngioDynamics Source Type: news

ASRT, Toshiba announce Safety First grant recipients
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and Toshiba America...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT donates $10K for Hurricane Irma relief ASRT donates to hurricane relief efforts ASRT Foundation funds 50 technologist grants Toshiba debuts new angiography system Toshiba delivers 1st Infinix-i Sky+ system Toshiba debuts new midtier Lightning CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study examines use of systolic blood pressure at time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Researchers have led a retrospective single-center study examining simple hemodynamic parameters obtained at the time of cardiac catheterization to predict in-hospital mortality following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Current 30-day mortality rates for patients with STEMI range from 2.5% to 10%, and 10.5%-24% of those patients require mechanical hemodynamic support. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The use of computed tomographic angiography in the evaluation of upper digestive tract injuries in penetrating neck trauma - Maritz JPB, Lubbe JA.
BACKGROUND: Patients who present with penetrating neck injuries undergo both a computed tomographic angiogram (CTA) of the neck to diagnose vascular injuries and a contrasted swallow to diagnose aerodigestive tract injuries. In a resource constrained setti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Siemens & #039; New Offering Could Give Heart Teams a Better View
As treatment options for structural heart disease continue to rapidly evolve, procedures increasingly involve multimodality imaging and multidisciplinary clinical teams. To reliably diagnose structural heart disease and perform these complex interventions, clinicians need detailed, real-time imaging information – such as real-time soft tissue and blood flow information from echocardiography as well as 2-D imaging information from fluoroscopy – to be visible in one view for common orientation. Siemens Healtineers has responded to that need with a new cardiovascular application designed to integrate ultrasound an...
Source: MDDI - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Siemens launches TrueFusion1 cardiovascular ultrasound application
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it launched the TrueFusion1 application for its Acuson SC2000 cardiovascular ultrasound system, designed to integrate ultrasound and angiography images to guide structural heart disease treatments. The TrueFusion application is designed to send anatomical and functional markers, in addition to valve models, from the Acuson SC2000’s true volume transesophageal echocardiography transducer to an Artis angiography system to overlay ultrasound with live fluoroscopy images. “With one of the industry’s broadest portfolios for diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up of car...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Imaging Surgical Siemens Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 31, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. This exoskeleton could eliminate crouch gait The National Institutes of Health has created what it claims is the first robotic exoskeleton that is designed to treat crouch gait in children who have cerebral palsy. Crouch gait o...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins positive policy decisions from 3 BCBS providers
HeartFlow said today it won positive medical policies for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis system from 3 separate Blue Cross Blue Shield providers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield of California and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama issued positive medical policies supporting the use of the FFRct technology following coronary computed tomography angiograms for members with stable chest pain. The new positive decisions affect a total of 43 million individuals covered by the 3 companies, joining over 28.5 million individuals already covered by...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

FDA clears Danaher ’ s Leica Microsystem ’ s FL560 cerebrovascular fluorescence microscope filter
Danaher‘s (NYSE:DHR) Leica Microsystems said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its FL560 fluorescence microscope filter designed for visualizing cerebrovascular blood flow when used in conjunction with dye fluorescein. The filter is designed to be integrated into a M530 OH6 neurosurgical microscope to provide real-time, high-contrast visualization of cerebral anatomy in native color and fluorescent blood flow, the Germany-based company said. Leica said that the integration of the filter allows for a high-contrast image with clearly visible anatomy, with even the smallest vessels delineated. “Leica Micro...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Imaging Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Danaher Corp. leicamicrosystems Source Type: news