5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT
U.K. researchers have identified five factors -- including contrast leakage...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could a blood test rule out most CT for brain injury? Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

iSchemaView reports rapid sales growth
Cerebrovascular imaging software developer iSchemaView said that its Rapid...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iSchemaView lands FDA nod for CTA software Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neovasc touts Reducer study data
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) today touted results from a study of its Reducer device designed for treating refractory angina. The Reducer system is designed to alter blood flow in the heart’s circulatory system to increase perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of heart muscle, and can be placed in a minimally invasive transvenous procedure, the Vancouver-based company said. Results from the trial, titled Reduce, was published in the International Journal of Cardiology. The trial explored the use of the device amongst a real-world cohort of 141 patients from three centers in Milan, Teal Aviv and Antwerp, with aims to e...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

GE Healthcare, Lantheus launch 2nd Phase 3 trial of PET imaging agent
GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) and Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of flurpiridaz 18F, an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease. Flurpiridaz18F is designed as a positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) agent. The companies agreed in April 2017 to work together on Phase 3 development and commercialization of flurpiridaz F 18. In the prospective, open-label AURORA study, patients with suspected coronary artery disease and for whom an intracoronary angiograp...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Imaging Research & Development GE Healthcare Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news

Conebeam CT in surgical suite may speed up stroke care
Imaging stroke patients directly in a surgical suite with conebeam CT was nearly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Standard CT matches CT perfusion for stroke imaging MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke Northwestern Medicine hastens stroke care with mobile CT unit MRI expands eligibility of stroke patients for tPA therapy Medical societies endorse changes to stroke guidelines (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Google joins $21m Series A for Viz.ai
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai has raised $21 million in a Series A funding round joined by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins, the San Francisco-based company said. In connection with the funding round, Kleiner Perkins general partner Mamoon Hamid will join the company’s board of directors. “We were attracted not only to the technology behind Viz.ai and its impact on patient outcomes, but also its adoption model. Many new health-tech solutions struggle to gain traction because they are an outside-in sale to medical teams, requiring changes to proc...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup vizai Source Type: news

Pediatric Sepsis: A Primer for the Pediatrician
This journal article outlines how sepsis is the body ' s systemic response to infection and is a serious health care concern that affects neonatal, pediatric, and adult populations worldwide. Severe sepsis and septic shock are still associated with high mortality rates despite improvements in the management of infectious processes. The cellular processes that occur as a result of the inflammatory response in sepsis, including impaired perfusion and microcirculatory coagulation, can lead to organ system dysfunction. Early recognition of sepsis can help prompt treatment to improve patient care. Current pediatric guidelines e...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanuwave Health, HyperMed partner for DermaPace diabetic foot ulcer study
Sanuwave Health (OTC:SNWV) said yesterday it is partnering with HyperMed to sponsor a clinical investigation exploring Sanuwave’s DermaPace system designed for treating diabetic foot ulcers. The joint study will look to quantify the level of increased perfusion and oxygenation during and after treatment with the DermaPace, Suwanee, Ga.-based Sanuwave said. The study will use HyperMed’s Hyperview spectral imaging device to measure oxygen saturation, oxyhemoglobin levels and deoxyhemoglobin levesl in superficial tissue. Sanuwave said that an initial case series in the study will be performed at two sites, Newark...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Regenerative Medicine Wound Care SANUWAVE Health Inc. Source Type: news

Unilateral anoxic brain injury secondary to strangulation identified on conventional and arterial spin-labeled perfusion imaging - Prosser DD, Grigsby T, Pollock JM.
Anoxic brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging classically demonstrates symmetric diffusion restriction involving the highly metabolic structures including the basal ganglia and cortex and global hyperperfusion on arterial spin labeling perfusion. The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

tPA Before Stroke Intervention: Perfusion'Almost Never Complete '
(MedPage Today) -- Angiographic success often still followed by endovascular tx (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events
A cardiac hybrid imaging technique that fuses SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures
Using coronary CT angiography (CCTA) instead of SPECT myocardial perfusion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASNC releases new guidelines for SPECT MPI
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published its 2018 guidelines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET Radiologist wins ASNC's 1st clinical abstract award Medical societies expand collaboration on cardiac registry ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis ASNC releases guidance on MPI in women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neovasc touts first US implantation of Reducer angina device
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that its Reducer device designed for treating refractory angina was used in its first procedure in the US. The Reducer system is designed to alter blood flow in the heart’s circulatory system to increase perfusion of oxygenated blood to ischemic areas of heart muscle, and can be placed in a minimally invasive transvenous procedure, the Vancouver-based company said. “We are pleased to provide this patient the opportunity to receive a Reducer implanted under Compassionate Use. As our studies and patients in multiple geographies, including Europe, Israel and Saudi Arabia, have shown...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Neovasc Inc. Source Type: news

Simple Imaging May Be Enough for Stroke Thrombectomy Selection Simple Imaging May Be Enough for Stroke Thrombectomy Selection
Stroke patients selected for thrombectomy using simple noncontrast CT had a similar rate of good outcomes as those selected by the more sophisticated CT perfusion imaging, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news