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The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, along with Consumer Reports. Fourth in the list, they ask that patients and their doctors talk about the real need for a stress echocardiogram if they do not present conditions that would warn them of a risk of heart disease.
November 12, 2012 — Cephasonics, Inc., a technology-innovation leader focused on delivering mixed-signal semiconductors, modules and subsystems to the imaging and ultrasound markets, today announced the release of the Cephasonics ultrasound application-programming interface (CS-API) software Version 3.0. Combined with Cephasonics’ Quest™ (CSK9130) front-end beamforming system, it enables OEMs to develop ultrasound-based products for medical and imaging applications quickly and easily. CS-API V3.0 incorporates new and enhanced functions, including parallel beamforming; Doppler modes such as color-flow mapping (CFM), power-Doppler imaging (PDI), and pulsed-wave Doppler (PWD); duplex/triplex modes; and PCI-Express host-interface support. Cephasonics will demonstrate its latest embedded-ultrasound technology at RSNA in Chicago in Hall B, booth 9525, November 25-30.
January 25, 2010 - With more than 3,000 requests for medical devices to get 510(k) clearance each year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a comprehensive study of the process, which is not scheduled to be concluded for another year.
As the volume of cardiovascular imaging procedures continues to grow, cardiology imaging IT is representing the fastest growth area for revenue among both the providers and vendors. Advanced imaging is also picking up in oncology, as the capabilities of imaging modalities advance.
2View LLC recently introduced the 2View, a container used for transporting and imaging breast specimens while keeping ...