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SNMMI Wraps Up 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recently wrapped up their 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, which was held on July 11-14. In response to the pandemic, SNMMI announced in late April that previously scheduled live conference in New Orleans was being replaced with a new virtual format. While vastly

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Triple Vessel Disease: Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment

In the United States, heart disease remains the number one cause of death across most groups and accounts for one in every four deaths. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease, affecting about 6.7% of adults aged over 20. Within CAD lies an extreme form,

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Digirad Launches Updated Ergo and Cardius Cameras for 2020

Digirad today announced the launch of updated versions of its Ergo general-purpose nuclear camera, and Cardius line of SPECT cameras. The upgraded cameras were developed throughout 2019 and are making their clinical debut this quarter in markets throughout the United States and Canada. The updates bring consolidated functionality, enhanced battery life, and improved portability

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When and How Does Nuclear Medicine Go Back to Normal?

The entire medical system of the United States has been focused on a single threat over the past eight weeks. While the dangers from COVID-19 remain present, many states are beginning to open back up, and as capacity increases, medical facilities are easing back into seeing patients. Along with the

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How Flurpiridaz Will Change Cardiac PET Imaging

While PET MPI has seen increased interest among cardiologists, financial constraints and availability concerns have kept the modality from gaining traction in the US market. The current set of radiopharmaceuticals has built-in drawbacks, but recent innovations could change that. 18F Flurpiridaz is a new agent is showing considerable promise –

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Cardiology and Telehealth: What You Need to Know

MedAxiom recently held a webcast where the topic of Telehealth and Cardiology was explored in detail. The session was moderated by MedAxiom President, Dr. Jerry Blackwell, and featured a set of panelists with expertise in Telehealth. The Sudden Shift to Telemedicine The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval in countless ways.

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