Editorials

Purpose-Built Technology for Advanced Endoscopy

Purpose-Built Technology for Advanced Endoscopy

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...

How It Works – Radiation Safety with Technology

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,...

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...

Cardiology and Radiation – Is ALARA Enough?

Cardiology and Radiation – Is ALARA Enough?

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...

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...

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...

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...

Artificial Intelligence in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Artificial Intelligence in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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...

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...