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CT, MR and the Current State of Technology for Cardiac Imaging

Technology and the modalities that drive diagnostic cardiology continue to see innovation and development. New technologies and advancements in cardiac imaging will have a direct effect on both cardiologists and patients as they move mainstream. In this post, we’ll look at what is happening with cardiac imaging technology: CT technology

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Enhancing the Pediatric Patient Experience with Point-of-Care Imaging

If you work in children’s healthcare – especially within radiology and nuclear imaging department of the hospital – you know from personal experience that pediatric patients can be anxious around large machines, new people, and even the clinical environments of the radiology department itself. You’ve tried your best to make

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New Studies Highlight Innovations in Drug-Eluting Stent Research

The recently released Stent Market Report highlights steady growth happening in the stent industry. The global stent market is expected to reach an estimated $10.8 billion by 2024, with a CAGR of 3.3% from 2019 to 2024. This growth is largely driven by increasing interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular procedures.

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A Look Back at News from SNMMI 2019

The SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting wrapped up last week and proved to be an informative and eventful event. The Digirad team was on hand during the show and enjoyed connecting with colleagues and customers in Anaheim, California. Here are some highlights from SNMMI 2019. Image of the Year & the

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Key differences between a CZT gamma camera and a CsI imager

Signal detectors are a key component of any medical imaging technology. Many gamma cameras still in use today utilize technology that is more than 50 years old – the Anger-based analog technology. However, more modern options are available with solid state technology. Solid state comes in two main formats: either

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Three ways point-of-care imaging is changing radiology departments

Advancements in imaging technology have undoubtedly enhanced diagnostics and accuracy. However, there are still systemic challenges radiologists and clinicians face that impact the quality of patient care. These obstacles and challenges have led to an inevitable decrease in volume in nuclear medicine departments. How can we change this? Point-of-care imaging

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How Outsourced Pre-Authorization Works and What to Avoid

How much time does your practice spend on pursuing in-house pre-approvals for nuclear imaging or other cardiology procedures? The pre-authorization process can be valuable for ensuring that a patient’s insurance will cover procedures, but on the other hand it can be frustratingly time-consuming. Many physicians and administrative staff are finding

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