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...

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...

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...

Fluoroscopy and Procedural Time during ERCP

Fluoroscopy and Procedural Time during ERCP

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...

The Omega Difference

The Omega Difference

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...