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Cardiology

Intelerad acquires LUMEDX
Providers will be able to access greater cardiovascular expertise on a single enterprise imaging platform
Apple iPhone 12 magnet may pose risk to cardiac implants
Presence can deactivate a defibrillator or interfere with pacemaker functioning
Deep learning system could save time in scoring coronary calcium
Calculating calcium scores from CT scans to enable more informed decisions
Boston Scientific to acquire Preventice Solutions for up to $1.2 billion total
External cardiac monitoring technology will expand rhythm management diagnostics portfolio
Over 80% drop in SPECT-MPI had no impact on rate of abnormal findings
University of Alabama researchers say restrictions may have reduced unnecessary scans
Former cardiologists win $10.6 million in lawsuit against Detroit hospital
Drs. Kaki and Elder were dismissed for raising concerns about quality of care, cost cutting, and improper billing practices
Corindus unveils automated robotic movements for CorPath GRX System
The movements replicate manual techniques of skilled interventionalists and are expected to reduce procedure time
AliveCor sues Apple for patent infringement of ECG technology in mobile phones
AliveCor alleges that the Apple Watch Series 4 EKG app is too similar in its features to three patents
Fujifilm makes entry into surgical and fluoroscopy markets
Fujifilm has new mobile C-arm and R&F fluoroscopy systems
Siemens takes former manager to court for allegedly stealing trade secrets
Claims executive took confidential catheter intelligence to NuVera Medical to develop rival solution
SCCT issues new guidance on cardiovascular CT training
Guideline will create a uniform level of competency among radiology and cardiology trainees
New evidence that MR scanning possible with non-MR-compatible cardiac implants
Study looks at groups not accounted for before, including pacemaker-dependent ICD patients
Proton therapy reduces risk of heart disease for lung cancer patients
Proton therapy spares the heart from radiation-related cardiac toxicity
Kentucky hospital first in US to implant Bluetooth-enabled cardiac device in patient
Communicates information to doctors via Bluetooth with a smartphone app
Henry Ford Allegiance Health opens advanced hybrid operating room
Eliminates need to transport patients for open-heart surgery
MR approach shows fetal heart for the first time in 4D
Could help in diagnosing wide array of congenital heart disease pathologies
Medtronic to acquire Avenu Medical
Will strengthen the company's peripheral vascular access portfolio
Siemens enters 10-year partnership with North Carolina health system
Will bring robotics and advanced imaging to WakeMed Health & Hospitals

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