Digestive Disease Week, May 18 – 21, 2024

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DDW has one mission — not a one-size-fits-all approach. Whether you work in patient care, research or education, you can follow your own path here to better outcomes for patients living with GI diseases. Choose content tailored to your essential role and session formats that you prefer. We’ve curated landing pages for the attendee breakdowns […]

SCAI 2024 Scientific Sessions, May 2 – 4, 2024

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Every year, SCAI Scientific Sessions brings together the interventional cardiology community from around the world to share the latest clinical data, procedural guidance, and advanced expertise. Combining knowledge with insight and practical advice, the 2024 program will feature: Congenital, Coronary, Peripheral, Structural, and Interventional Leadership tracks Live cases Scientific and clinical research abstracts Poster competition […]

WISE, April 26, 2024

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WVU Medicine is proud to host the WVU Interventional Surgical Endoscopy (WISE) Conference. WISE will feature a comprehensive demonstration and review of various endoscopic procedure techniques and technology to benefit general and therapeutic gastroenterologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, fellows, endoscopy nurses, and technicians. Multiple live procedures combined with extensive discussions will demonstrate cutting-edge advances in luminal […]

HITEC with Johns Hopkins (GI) Aug 24-25, 2023

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HITEC 2023 will feature a detailed illustration of the optimal techniques to enhance endoscopic skills for the management of various luminal and pancreatico-biliary diseases, and concurrently introducing advanced and novel procedures/techniques to endoscopists, trainees and endoscopy nurses and technicians from around the world. Omega will be available to discuss the E-View.AI image-guided interventional endoscopy system. […]

Omega to Exhibit at Florida Live Endoscopy (FLE) Aug 17-19 2023

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Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Research and Education (CARE) is pleased to invite you to experience Florida Live EUS 2023, the premier global event in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). This biennial symposium is designed to provide participants a comprehensive education in endosonography. The meeting will have eight components – live demonstrations, session […]

Innovations in Interventional Imaging

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The technology of interventional X-ray systems has evolved. There was a time when not every system used pulsed fluoro. That technology is now standard – as it should be. The same with flat panels. It’s inconceivable to think of a cutting-edge system without flat panel technology. Today, the same should be said of AI ROI […]

Omega to Exhibit at the NCH Interventional Endoscopy Course for Nurses and Technicians June 8-10

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n the interest of broadening your knowledge base, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) of Arlington Heights, Illinois, presents the 14th Interventional Endoscopy Course for GI Nurses and Technicians. Their faculty includes well-respected, knowledgeable experts in the fields of gastroenterology and more, who will share many of the latest techniques and innovations in their disciplines. Omega will […]

Omega to Exhibit at Heart Rhythm 2023 May 19-21

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The annual Heart Rhythm meeting continues to be the premier EP event every year, bringing together the largest gathering of heart rhythm professionals from around the world. HRS advances the field of EP and improves patient outcomes through the exchange of groundbreaking science, cutting-edge technologies, and life-saving therapies. Heart Rhythm 2023 will provide the most comprehensive educational […]

A Career of Radiation Exposure and Risk?

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A career in interventional medicine is one that comes with the risks inherent to radiation exposure. But should physicians simply accept that fate? Or is there an available solution to help minimize that risk? Omega Medical Imaging has developed next-level technology that dramatically reduces radiation exposure without compromising image quality or changing existing workflow. The […]

Omega to Exhibit at DDW in Chicago May 7-9

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DDW is the world’s premier meeting for digestive disease professionals and brings together over 10,000 physicians, researchers, and industry professionals. Only here will you find your entire audience — eager to access groundbreaking findings, gain insight and inspiration and uncover solutions to improve the lives of those living with digestive diseases. Omega will be available […]

Omega to Exhibit at OSU Annual Therapeutic Endoscopy Symposium Apr 15

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The third Annual Therapeutic Endoscopy Symposium at The Ohio State University College of Medicine is set for Saturday, April 15th in Dublin, OH. This conference was created to educate clinical providers about new and exciting endoscopic procedures which are being performed at our institution and all over the country.  The conference covers interventional endoscopy, bariatric […]

Omega to Exhibit at FES Apr 14-16

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The 8th Annual Flexible Endoscopic Surgery & Bariatric Endoscopy Course (FES) is a unique endoscopy course that focuses on an intensive hands-on experience, designed for gastroenterologists, surgical endoscopists, gastroenterology fellows, and GI nurses. State-of-the-art lectures by leaders in the field will cover techniques and cutting-edge advances in GI Endoscopy in both flexible endoscopic surgery and […]

Proven Radiation Reduction in Interventional Labs

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Reducing the risk of radiation exposure without compromising image quality or procedural workflow should be the goal of every interventionalist using X-ray imaging systems. It should also be the goal of every manufacturer of X-ray systems. ROI technology is known. The results in radiation reduction using ROI technology are proven. However, not all manufacturers use […]

Omega to Exhibit at the Henry Ford Health Endoscopy Symposium Mar 17

The 6th Annual Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Live Endoscopy Symposium with Henry Ford Health will be live this year, similar to the symposium in March of 2020. Slides will be made available to registrants at the onset of the conference. There will be 4 sections and speakers will give their talks in person, followed by an […]

Dr. Stavropoulos Chooses Omega as the Centerpiece of the Endoscopy Program at Archbold

Dr. Stavros Stavropoulos is a world-renowned gastroenterologist and a pioneer in endoscopic surgery. He leads the new Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Endoscopic Surgery at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA. For over 90 years, Archbold has been synonymous with high-quality, compassionate medical care. Archbold’s culture has always been one of innovation. The endoscopy […]

Emerging Technology in Radiation Safety and Image Quality

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**Spoiler Alert** – There is available technology that dramatically reduces radiation exposure without compromising image quality or changing existing workflow. Radiation exposure during interventional procedures in catheterization laboratories (“cath labs”) is a known risk. What are the costs of reducing that risk – additional workflow, increased concerns of ergonomics, lower image quality? What role can […]

Omega to Exhibit at ACC.23/WCC March 4-6

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ACC.23 – Together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC) – is scheduled to take place March 4 – 6, 2023 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The American College of Cardiology and the World Heart Federation are strategically aligned in the goal to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease […]

How Omega Helps Hospitals Meet the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare

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The Triple Aim was developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as an approach to optimize health system performance. The goal of the Triple Aim was to “improve the patient care experience, improve the health of a population, and reduce per capita health care costs.” The Quadruple Aim adds a fourth aspect – improved […]

Omega to Exhibit at Orlando Live Endoscopy 2023 Feb 8-10

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Orlando Live Endoscopy 2023, hosted by the AdventHealth Center for Advanced Endoscopy, is February 8-10 in Celebration, FL. Highlights Two days of live procedural demonstrations by internationally renowned experts encompassing EUS, ERCP, endoscopic resections, and 3rd space endoscopy Demonstrate cutting-edge procedural techniques with an emphasis on “How to do it safely and effectively” and how […]

Omega to Exhibit at the International AF Symposium Feb 2-4

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The 28th Annual International AF Symposium is the premiere event where the world’s leading professionals converge for a 3-day experience gaining access to the most up-to-date advances in Atrial Fibrillation. This elite forum connects medical scientists and healthcare professionals to current and cutting-edge innovations in research and therapeutics from the field’s most prominent investigators. The […]

Omega to Exhibit at the Cedars-Sinai International Endoscopy Symposium Jan 26-29

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The Cedars-Sinai International Endoscopy Symposium offers an intensive and comprehensive review of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy for the benefit of gastroenterologists, gastroenterology fellows, and gastroenterology nurses and technicians. Invited expert faculty will perform multiple live luminal endoscopy, EUS, and ERCP procedures to demonstrate techniques and technology for the benefit of participants watching a live feed. […]

Scatter Radiation Protection for Advanced Endoscopy

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Scatter radiation represents a significant risk to interventional endoscopists and their staff. The IAEA reports that the major source of exposure to medical staff is radiation scattering as it contacts the patient. With that risk comes the question – is there additional radiation protection available beyond protective clothing and ALARA best practices? The risks of […]

Radiation Protection in the Lab – Words or Reality?

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How important is radiation protection for you? For your staff? For your patient? Every facility and hospital talks about radiation safety. It’s clearly important. Every manufacturer says they have the best technology and that they provide “the highest standards of safety and the lowest radiation exposure.” But is this true, or are they just words […]

Northside Hospital in Atlanta Adds Leading-Edge Technology to Endoscopy Center

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Northside Hospital in Atlanta recently added the latest in fluoro system technology to their Advanced Center for GI Therapeutics. Designed specifically for endoscopic procedures, the E-View.AI from Omega is the only image-guided fluoro system proven to reduce radiation exposure by up to 84%. Northside Hospital is committed to the health and wellness of its community. […]

Omega to Exhibit at NYSGE Annual Course Dec 15-16

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Sponsored by the New York Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, the 46th Annual New York Course is a premier GI meeting held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. The Annual New York Course spans the full range of digestive disorders, covering the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, practical applications for clinical […]

Why Omega AI Image-Guided ROI Systems?

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Omega Medical Imaging is an innovator in the design, manufacture, delivery, and support of the first and only AI image-guided ROI interventional systems for hospitals and facilities around the world. But what does that mean to you, to your hospital or program? AI imaging uses region of interest (ROI) technology to dramatically reduce radiation exposure […]

Omega to Exhibit at Florida Digestive Diseases Update December 2-4

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Orlando Health’s Digestive Health Institute’s Florida Digestive Diseases Update will be held December 2 – 4, 2022 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in beautiful Central Florida. This symposium will include clinically relevant information within an educational environment designed for optimal learning. The increasing pace of inventions and innovations makes mastery of knowledge a challenge when […]

Image Intensifier or Flat Panel Detector – Which is Better for your C-Arm?

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Since their introduction in the 1950s, C-arms have allowed physicians to monitor medical procedures in real time and achieve better results for their patients.  At the time, image intensifiers were the leading technology. About 50 years later, flat panel detectors were developed. While both the image intensifier and the flat panel detector have the same […]

Abbott Northwestern Adds Innovative Fluoro System to Their State-of-the-Art Endoscopy Program

The Center for Advanced Endoscopy at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis recently built a new lab centered around the Omega E-View.AI. The E-View.AI is the only lab designed with features specifically developed for ERCP and image-guided endoscopic procedures. As the largest private hospital in the Twin Cities, Abbott Northwestern is nationally and locally recognized for its […]

Mobile or Fixed C-Arms for Interventional Programs?

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When a doctor or hospital decides they are ready to build or grow an interventional program, they must decide how they are going to equip their labs. At the center of these labs is the medical imaging system – the X-ray system – that serves as the eyes of the physician during interventional procedures. Medical […]

Omega to Exhibit at ACG in Charlotte October 23-25

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The 2022 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course will convene in Charlotte, NC from October 21 to 26, 2022. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is a recognized leader in educating GI professionals and the general public about digestive disorders. Our mission is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, […]

AI Reduces Radiation Exposure during Endoscopic Procedures

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Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a game-changing technology that delivers much in the way of improved productivity and process control. In medical applications, AI is frequently associated with image analysis. In fact, AI shows great promise for endoscopic image analysis. But AI can do much more. AI is doing much more. When used during advanced […]

Omega to Exhibit at the Global EP Summit in Cleveland September 23-24

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Electrophysiologists (EP) and other cardiovascular providers who manage patients with arrhythmias are in constant need of receiving the latest information in the field. The Global EP Summit is a 1.5-day symposium that will provide an opportunity for global leaders in EP research and clinical practice to interact with providers from around the country to explore […]

Radiation Reduction in Cardiology – A Comparative Study

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In an internal comparative study, Omega Medical Imaging proved significant radiation reduction in cardiology is achieved when using an AI image-guided ROI system compared to a non-AI system. Radiation dose is reduced in both fluoro and cine modes of acquisition across varying frame rates. The interventional systems used were cardiology labs, but the technology and […]

A Career in Healthcare

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Are you looking for a new career? A fresh start? Maybe something exciting that makes a difference in people’s lives? If so, maybe a career in healthcare is for you. Many of the jobs you find in other industries, you see in healthcare as well – jobs like sales, service, engineering, marketing, production, purchasing, and […]

Omega to Exhibit at Rocky Mountain Interventional Endoscopy Course (RMIE) September 9-10

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The Rocky Mountain Interventional Endoscopy (RMIE) 2022 Course offers the following programs for Gastroenterologists, Gastrointestinal Surgeons, and Gastrointestinal Nurses: GI Nurse and Technicians Program – Thursday, September 8, 2022 Fellows Advanced Endoscopy Program – Thursday, September 8, 2022 Rocky Mountain Interventional Endoscopy Main Course – Friday – Saturday, September 9 – 10, 2022 The 2022 […]

Omega to Participate at KCHRS in Missouri August 20-21

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The purpose of the Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium (KCHRS) is to update medical practitioners in the greater Midwest region as well as nationally on the future of cardiac electrophysiology (EP) and on new diagnosis and treatment guidelines in the care and management of patients with arrhythmias, heart failure and other issues impacting the electrical […]

Parkview Regional in Indiana Adds AI Technology to Advanced Endoscopy Lab

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Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana recently upgraded an existing endoscopy lab with innovative AI technology that dramatically reduces radiation exposure to patients and staff during interventional GI procedures. Parkview Health is a not-for-profit, community-based health system that serves northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Parkview celebrates a heritage of care and compassion in […]

Omega to Exhibit at Florida Live Endoscopy August 18-19

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Florida Live Endoscopy 2022 is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive education in advanced endoscopy. The symposium will have eight components: live demonstrations, state-of-the-art lectures, breakfast sessions, interactive luncheon sessions, industry-sponsored satellite symposiums, self-assessment, hands-on training, and a parallel symposium for nurses and technicians. The live demonstrations will encompass ERCP, EUS, tissue resection, third […]

Purpose-Built Technology for Advanced Endoscopy

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Many leading advanced endoscopists are limited by the technology options available to them. Most do not have a dedicated lab – a dedicated system – and must share an interventional lab with other specialties. This creates real inefficiencies with respect to scheduling patient procedures. It also does not lend itself to having the best technology […]

Missouri Baptist in St. Louis Adds State-of-the-Art Fluoro System to Endoscopy Center

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis recently upgraded an existing endoscopy lab with the most advanced interventional equipment available – the Omega E-View.AI. The E-View.AI is the only ERCP fluoro system proven to reduce radiation exposure by up to 84%. This means reduced radiation risk for their staff and patients. Affectionately referred to as […]

Superior Radiation Reduction for Interventional Procedures

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Region of interest (ROI) technology is proven to substantially reduce radiation exposure during interventional procedures. Over 25 years ago, Stephen Rudin, Ph.D. et al., wrote an article in RSNA Imaging & Therapeutic Technology that touted the benefits of ROI technology. Dr. Rudin recognized then that using ROI technology dramatically reduced patient dose outside of the […]

How It Works – Radiation Safety with Technology

The technology behind radiation safety during interventional procedures is changing. There are new technologies, new radiation-saving modalities available that dramatically reduce the risk of radiation exposure to not only the physician and staff, but to the patient as well. The existing best practices for radiation safety are still important, but so too is the latest […]

Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology – Beyond Image Analysis

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Artificial intelligence, commonly referred to as AI, touches almost every aspect of modern life, including medicine. AI is a game-changing technology that promises much in cardiology. In fact, AI has become a buzzword for subspecialties like image analysis. But AI should not be limited to just analysis. Its promise is much more than that. AI […]

Hoag Memorial Deploys Leading-Edge Technology with Omega E-View

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For over 65 years, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, CA has been a beacon of exceptional health care. Recently, the Hoag Digestive Health Institute opened the first of two new advanced endoscopy labs with the Omega E-View fluoro system. Hoag Memorial is a trusted, nationally recognized leader in the development of new treatments […]

Montefiore Sets the Standard of Excellence with Omega E-View

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The Jack D. Weiler Hospital, part of the Montefiore Medical Center, recently opened a new advanced endoscopy lab featuring the Omega E-View fluoro system. The E-View is the only lab designed with features exclusively developed for image-guided endoscopic gastroenterology procedures. For well over 100 years, Montefiore has been innovating new treatments, new procedures, and new […]

Radiation Protection in Cardiology

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How important should radiation protection be in cardiology? To the interventional cardiologist? To their staff? To their patient? While physician and staff safety is important, obviously the safety of the patient is important as well. But what protection is available? Interventional cardiologists use medical imaging such as X-ray fluoroscopy to perform minimally invasive procedures. Fluoroscopy […]

Cardiology and Radiation – Is ALARA Enough?

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Radiation exposure during interventional cardiology creates a health risk to patients and the medical professionals that care for them. There are basic fundamentals and best practices for radiation safety, but are they enough? Is there more that should be expected? Shouldn’t we – as patients and healthcare providers – expect more? In a previous editorial, […]

Omega Introduces Soteria.AI – The Next Generational Leap in Interventional Cardiology Systems

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The First Ever FDA-Approved AI-Enabled X-Ray System for Cardiology Sanford, Florida (April 26, 2022) — Omega Medical Imaging announces the release of the revolutionary Soteria.AI. Designed specifically for cardiology labs, Soteria.AI represents the next generational leap in image-guided X-ray systems. Combining the newest, most advanced technologies in medical imaging, Soteria.AI delivers the ultimate radiation protection […]

Omega to Exhibit at AGS (Alabama) August 6-7

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The Alabama Gastroenterological Society (AGS) is the only association representing gastroenterologists in Alabama. Its mission is to advance the medical treatment and scientific study of gastrointestinal disorders. The AGS Annual Meeting is an opportunity for attendees to gather for continuing medical education and to interact with corporate partners to learn about technology and services. Omega […]

Innovation in Medical Imaging

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Innovation has been the lifeblood of our economy. Innovation is at the heart of progress and through innovation comes improved processes and advanced technology. This is no less the case in medical imaging. Medical imaging extends the reach of human vision and enables greater patient care. Innovation in medical imaging has revolutionized health care around […]

Omega to Exhibit at Cardiovascular Innovations (Denver) July 21-23

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The Cardiovascular Innovations Foundation addresses unmet needs in cardiovascular care through the study, design, and development of innovative health care solutions and education of health care providers and the larger public. Cardiovascular Innovations is designed to meet the needs of cardiologists, surgeons, internists, trainees, investigators, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health care staff […]

Omega to Exhibit at NYSGE Spring Course June 4

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The New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) is excited to announce that The Spring Course: Best of DDW 2022 will return to an in-person format this year. Designed for gastroenterologists as well as GI fellows, nurses, and associates, the course attracts an average attendance of more than 200 practitioners annually. The Spring Course is […]

Omega to Virtually Exhibit at DDW May 21-24

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DDW is the world’s premier meeting for physicians, researchers, and industry in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. The E-View.AI image-guided interventional endoscopy system is the only lab designed with features exclusively developed for ERCP and image-guided endoscopic GI procedures. The System is the only ERCP fluoro system proven to reduce radiation […]

Robotic Technology and Arrhythmia Treatment

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Approximately 1 in 18 people in the U.S. has an arrhythmia – an abnormal heart rhythm. That’s 5-percent of the population. Studies have shown that one in four Americans over the age of 40 could develop an arrhythmia. There are several treatments and therapies to manage arrhythmia. One of the more exciting treatments is the […]

J.W. Ruby Adds Third Omega System to Advanced Center for Endoscopy

J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital recently installed a third interventional endoscopy system from Omega to their Advanced Center for Endoscopy. The third system is the most advanced image-guided endoscopy system available – the Omega E-View.AI. The E-View.AI is the only ERCP fluoro system proven to reduce radiation exposure to both patients and staff. Located in Morgantown, […]

Made in the USA and Innovation

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As we continue to see increasing issues with supply chains – just keeping products as basic as toilet paper or cat food on our shelves – the importance of “Made in the USA” is driven home every day. The struggles with the global supply chain ecosystem have heightened our awareness of the importance of buying […]

UZ Brussel Building Multiroom AI-Enabled Endoscopy Center

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“The Omega system is truly a life-changing and performance-changing experience for medical professionals involved in our procedures while providing excellent resolution of imaging and safe, highly advanced interventional procedures to our patients,” said Prof. Rastislav Kunda, MD, FASGE, FJGES. “AI technology just pushes the quality and safety of our workplace even higher.” Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel […]

AI Technology Reduces Radiation Exposure during Endoscopic Procedures

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In a prospective study presented to The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG), Ji Young Bang MD, MPH, Matthew Hough MS, Robert H. Hawes MD, and Shyam Varadarajulu MD evaluated the utility of an AI-enabled fluoroscopy system to minimize radiation exposure during image-guided endoscopic procedures. The results of the study conclusively showed that AI-enabled fluoroscopy systems […]

Omega Medical Imaging Announces Installation of AI Image-Guided Interventional Endoscopy Systems at Orlando Health

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Sanford, Florida (February 21, 2022) — Omega Medical Imaging, the leading innovator in AI image-guided interventional systems for hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world, announced the installation of E-View.AI interventional endoscopy systems at Orlando Health. Located in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute is a national and international destination for care. The […]

Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco Shapes the Future of Advanced Endoscopy with Omega E-View Fluoro System

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Kaiser Permanente joins a growing list of healthcare providers at the forefront of a technology revolution. Leading West Coast interventional endoscopy programs like the one at Kaiser San Francisco are building gastrointestinal labs with systems and technology dedicated to the advancement of therapeutic endoscopy. The Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco recently opened a dedicated […]

Artificial Intelligence in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Artificial intelligence, or AI, has transformed several industries and is now commonly used in many products and services. In medical applications, AI is most frequently associated with image analysis and classification. In fact, AI shows great promise in endoscopic image analysis. But is there more AI can do? How else can AI improve gastrointestinal endoscopy? […]

What is a Cath Lab?

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A catheterization lab, commonly referred to as a cath lab, is an examination room in a hospital or clinic where doctors perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. At the core of these labs are advanced imaging systems that allow a physician to visualize the arteries and chambers of the […]

Gundersen Leads the Way in Radiation Safety for Wisconsin

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Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin recently opened a newly renovated endoscopy suite dedicated to patient care and safety. Every decision was made with their patients in mind from pre- and post-operative care – including the equipment to be used. The decision to go with Omega was a careful consideration made by GLMC’s […]

Omega to Exhibit at AdventHealth Updates Jan 29

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The Digestive Health and Surgery Institute will present the AdventHealth Updates in Gastroenterology and Hepatology on January 29th at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Course Objectives include: Learn to perform and interpret current Chicago Classification guidelines Learn the current management algorithm of gastroparesis and GI motility disorders Learn to evaluate a patient […]

Radiation Protection of Interventional Staff

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Doctors Nicholas Frane and Adam Bitterman of New York wrote in a 2020 article for the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) that radiation protection and safety is a concern for physicians, staff, and patients. This concern is across several departments such as radiology, interventional cardiology, gastroenterology, as well as others. They stated that radiation […]

Side-by-Side Radiation Comparison of AI Image-Guided ROI System vs. Non-AI System

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In a recent internal comparative study, Omega proved a significant dose reduction is achieved when using an AI image-guided ROI system compared to a non-AI system. Radiation is reduced in all modes of acquisition (fluoro and cine) at varying frame rates. The systems used were cardiology labs, but the technology and its results are transferable […]

Fluoroscopy and Procedural Time during ERCP

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In a recent paper presented to GIE, Mark M. Aloysius, MD, Ph.D. et al., explored the impact of training on the total procedural and fluoroscopy time during ERCP. If training does increase time, this would raise safety concerns with additional fluoroscopy use and, therefore, a greater risk of radiation exposure. The doctors found that though […]

The Omega Difference

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The Omega Difference is in everything we do – the problem we solve, how we do it, and the results we achieve. Omega Medical Imaging is the only company in the world to develop and deliver AI image-guided ROI solutions that dramatically reduce radiation exposure to patients and staff. This level of radiation safety is […]

Omega to Exhibit at Florida Digestive Diseases Update Dec 4-5

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The Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute will host the Florida Digestive Diseases Update on December 4-5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida (just south of Orlando). This symposium will include clinically relevant information within an educational environment designed for optimal learning. The increasing pace of inventions and innovations makes mastery […]

Fluoro Technology and Scatter Radiation in Endoscopy

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Fluoroscopy is an invaluable tool in interventional procedures as it provides real-time imaging using X-ray. But unlike most other X-ray technologies, the live video of fluoroscopy can guide lifesaving, minimally invasive procedures. Fluoroscopy has proven to be so useful that it is relied upon heavily during endoscopic procedures. But that reliance has come with a […]

Technology Creates a New Standard of Care

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Radiation Safety and Endoscopy… The science and technology behind radiation safety during interventional endoscopy procedures are changing. There are new radiation-saving modalities available that dramatically reduce the risk of radiation exposure to the patient and staff. The best practices for radiation safety are still important, but so too is better technology and the benefits it […]

Advanced Endoscopy and Medical Imaging

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Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a minimally invasive medical procedure that uses endoscopes and other technology such as medical imaging to diagnose and treat digestive tract issues. Advanced endoscopy provides your doctor a more detailed view of your digestive tract, allowing them to diagnose and treat your condition without the need for large incisions or traditional surgery. […]

How Risky is Your Career – Working with Radiation Exposure

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Patient health and safety are always a key priority for any health care professional. This is no less true for those that work in the interventional field. But what about the health and safety of the health care providers themselves? How risky is their career? Interventionalists use medical imaging such as X-ray fluoroscopy to perform […]

What is Interventional Fluoroscopy?

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Your doctor has talked to you about the need for an interventional procedure. They used the term fluoroscopy. But what is that? What is interventional fluoroscopy? In the simplest of terms, fluoroscopy is using X-rays to show your internal body structures in real-time – like a movie. An interventional specialist uses this “movie” to “see” […]

What is Interventional Cardiology?

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Interventional cardiology is a non-surgical option for the treatment of a variety of heart problems and diseases. A subspeciality of cardiology, interventional cardiology uses catheter-based technology and techniques to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease, vascular disease, structural heart disease, and congenital heart defects. Interventional cardiologists use specialized tools such as catheters and advanced imaging […]

What Makes Omega Different?

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What makes Omega different? That’s a good question. Omega took the best of traditional interventional systems and then made a quantum leap forward in technology. The result is the creation of a new imaging modality – one that dramatically reduces radiation exposure to patients and staff while delivering the superior image quality demanded during interventional […]

Dose Reduction during Fluoroscopic Procedures

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In an article published with RSNA in 2001, Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh discussed the risks of radiation dose during fluoroscopic procedures, the factors that influence that dose, and various dose reduction techniques. It is these techniques that we are most interested in – how can the radiation exposure during interventional procedures be reduced? Dr. Mahesh is […]

Omega to Exhibit at HITEC 2021 August 27-28

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The Hopkins International Therapeutic Endoscopy Course (HITEC) will be a virtual event held on August 27-28. HITEC 2021 is a comprehensive 2-day virtual course dedicated to providing practicing gastroenterologists, endoscopists, and endoscopy staff state-of-the-art updates on luminal and pancreatico-biliary diseases and endoscopy. The course provides a full day of live endoscopy from John Hopkins and […]

Omega Medical Imaging Announces Installation of First AI Image-Guided Interventional Endoscopy System in Hawai’i

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Sanford, Florida (July 28, 2021) — Omega Medical Imaging, the leading innovator in AI image-guided interventional systems for hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world, announced the installation of the E-View.AI interventional endoscopy system at the Pali Momi Medical Center in Hawai’i. The E-View.AI represents the first AI image-guided system in the state of Hawai’i. […]

Why Choose a Career in Healthcare?

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If you’re looking for an exciting and fast-paced career, then a career in healthcare might be for you. There are many different opportunities to work in healthcare. Many of the same jobs you see in other industries, you see in healthcare too – jobs like accounting, purchasing, sales, service, production, just to name a few. […]

UF Shands Opens New Endoscopy Center Featuring AI Image-Guided Fluoro Labs

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The Shands Endoscopy Center (SEC) recently moved into a newly dedicated space at the University of Florida’s Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. At the heart of their new facilities are two interventional endoscopy labs centered around the Omega E-View.AI. The E-View.AI is the only ERCP fluoro system proven to reduce radiation exposure by up to […]

Automatic vs Manual ROI

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In a previous article, we wrote about the importance and benefits of using region of interest (ROI) during interventional procedures. ROI technology is proven to substantially reduce patient radiation dose outside of the ROI while maintaining – or improving – image quality within the ROI. But how do you create and maintain that ROI? There […]

AI and ROI Technology Reduces Radiation

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How It Works The use of ionizing radiation during interventional procedures has become an indispensable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of several medical conditions. With the increased use of radiation has come an increased risk to the physician, the staff, and the patient. There are different techniques and best practices that can help reduce […]

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

Not all AI is the Same Artificial intelligence, commonly referred to as AI, is a game-changing technology that promises much in medical imaging. AI is such a buzzword that it is often difficult to not see it mentioned in mainstream media or even in medical publications. A common application discussed for the use of AI […]

The Importance of Made in the USA

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Manufacturing is of critical importance to the American economy. American manufacturing is woven into our national fiber and impacts not only our economy, but our independence and national security as well as the well-being of every American. In January of 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order intended to strengthen domestic manufacturing and encourage […]

Webinar – Review of ASGE Abstracts at DDW2021

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The Digestive Health Institute at Orlando Health will host a webinar on Monday, May 24, 2021. The purpose of this webinar is to review fifty of the top abstracts submitted to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) section of DDW2021 for their impact on endoscopic practice. The webinar is from 7:00 – 8:30 AM […]

Options for Radiation Protection in the Lab

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How do YOU want to work every day? In a 2020 paper published with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Doctors Nicholas Frane and Adam Bitterman of Northwell Health in New York wrote that radiation protection and safety is a concern for physicians, staff, and patients across several departments such as radiology, interventional cardiology, […]

Omega Medical Imaging Spins-Off Medical Equipment Service Company OMI MedTech

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Sanford, Florida (May 5, 2021) — Omega Medical Imaging, the leading innovator in AI image-guided interventional systems for hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world, announced the spin-off of the Company’s external medical equipment service and repair efforts as OMI MedTech. The new company operates primarily in the greater Central Florida area. In the last […]

Scatter Radiation Protection in ERCP

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With the increased use of ERCP to treat gastrointestinal tract diseases has come an increased risk of significant radiation exposure to interventional endoscopists and their staff. The IAEA reports that a major source of exposure to medical staff is radiation scattering as it contacts the patient. With the added risk of exposure comes the question […]

What is Radiation Exposure Really Costing You? The Total Cost of Medical Imaging

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Over the last three decades, the number of medical imaging procedures performed annually in the United States has grown substantially. A dossier released by St. Jude Medical in 2015 concluded that conventional fluoroscopy navigation systems result in substantial radiation exposure to patients, physicians, and staff. Physicians and staff are at increased risk due to the […]

Study Compares Radiation Profiles Between AI and Non-AI Image-Guided X-Ray Systems – Proves Dramatic Dose Reduction

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Sanford, Florida (March 9, 2021) — Omega Medical Imaging, the leading innovator in AI image-guided interventional systems for hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world, released a radiation comparative study proving significant dose reduction is achieved when using AI image-guided systems compared to non-AI systems. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy […]

ROI through AI Technology – 20 years of Science

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Proving Radiation Reduction with Superior Image Quality is Possible It’s a throwback Thursday with this blast from the past! All the way back to 1996! An article in RSNA Imaging & Therapeutic Technology authored by Stephen Rudin, Ph.D. et al., 1996 touted the benefits of using region of interest (ROI) to substantially reduce patient radiation […]

Why Should You Invest in AI Image-Guided ROI Systems for Your Interventional Labs?

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What if you knew that by adopting an AI interventional imaging system that automatically tracks devices and adapts the collimated ROI, you could dramatically reduce radiation exposure to patients and staff by up to ~84%? Incorporating this new modality into your interventional labs would immediately elevate your program to the next level of dose reduction […]