Interventional

Cardiovascular Ultrasound Can Improve Interventional Procedures

Siemens Healthcare has received FDA clearance for its Acuson SC2000 cardiovascular imaging system, which helps physicians achieve a more anatomically accurate view of the heart and dynamic blood flow in one view during interventional valve procedures, even in patients with electrocardiogram abnormalities.

The Pearltec positioning system for CT and MRI exams.

MRI

Less Repeat Exams: It’s All in the Positioning

Pearltec, a medical supply company based in Zurich, Switzerland, has introduced an inflatable pad-based positioning system for CT and MRI examinations. The system has a number of distinct advantages over standard cushion-based setups, which are currently used in 99% of examinations in the United States.

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PACS/RIS

Carestream Vue RIS Certified to Meaningful Use Stage 2

Carestream’s Vue RIS has received Meaningful Use stage 2 certification, making it one of the first RIS platforms to be certified for both stage 1 and stage 2 capabilities. The updated version of the system will become available in December 2014.

Quality & Value

vRad Releases RPC Indices for Emergency Room CT

Virtual Radiologic has released a new set of radiology patient care indices, the fourth in a series the telemedicine company has made freely available on its website. “Look in the Mirror” provides normalized data to enable hospitals to compare their use of emergency department CT with organizations of similar size.