Editorials

Radiation Protection in Cardiology

Radiation Protection in Cardiology

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?...

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Innovation in Medical Imaging

Innovation in Medical Imaging

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...

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Robotic Technology and Arrhythmia Treatment

Robotic Technology and Arrhythmia Treatment

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...

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Made in the USA and Innovation

Made in the USA and Innovation

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...

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What is a Cath Lab?

What is a Cath Lab?

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...

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Radiation Protection of Interventional Staff

Radiation Protection of Interventional Staff

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...

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