CT Angiography (CTA)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for CT systems using a series of X-ray images to create an image volume data set that can be sliced or manipulated on any plane using advanced visualization software. The section includes computed tomography scanners, CT contrast agents, CT angiography (CTA and CCTA), CT perfusion, spectral CT (dual souce CT), and interative reconstruction dose reduction software.

The Aquilion Prime system has an 80-slice detector, but can be upgraded in the field to a 180-slice system.

Feature | July 30, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Computed tomography (CT) vendors highlighted several recent improvements to their imaging systems during the 2012...
News | July 27, 2012
July 27, 2012 — Adding...
A 3-D rendering of a cardiac CT angiography imaged by a Siemens Somatom Definition Flash CT scanner.

A 3-D rendering of a cardiac CT angiography imaged by a Siemens Somatom Definition Flash CT scanner.

Feature | July 24, 2012 | Kaavya Karunanithi, Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst
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A 3-D rendering of a Cardiac CT angiography imaged by a Siemens Somotom Definition Flash CT scanner.

A 3-D rendering of a Cardiac CT angiography imaged by a Siemens Somotom Definition Flash CT scanner.

Feature | July 17, 2012 | Kaavya Karunanithi, Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst
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A calcified stenosis in the left circumflex shown in a multiplanar image from a Philips iCT system.

Feature | July 17, 2012 | Dave Fornell
There are currently three major trends in...
News | July 10, 2012
July 10, 2012 — New and updated evidence-based guidelines to help healthcare providers choose the most appropriate...
Technology | June 20, 2012
June 20, 2012 – Siemens Healthcare announced the Somatom Definition Edge single-source...
Angiography No Longer Limited to Cardiology

GE Discovery IGS 730

Feature | June 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell
As catheter-based, minimally invasive procedures expand rapidly beyond treatment of the coronary arteries into all...

iDose, courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Feature | April 03, 2012 | Dave Fornell
While computed tomography (CT) has revolutionized medical imaging, it has also required much higher doses of ionizing...
Feature | March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012 - Two large clinical trials were presented in the late-breaking clinical trials session at the American...
Feature | March 22, 2012
March 22, 2012 – Addressing concerns over radiation from cardiac imaging and procedures, the American College of...

GE Healthcare image showing a myocardial perfusion overlay, based on contrast attenuation in the tissue, on its parent CT scan.

Feature | January 23, 2012 | Dave Fornell
The next big advancement in cardiac imaging is likely to be computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging. This enables...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | December 21, 2011
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour off some of the most innovative new cardiac imaging technology advances at the ...
News | December 15, 2011
December 15, 2011 – A single center study recently published in the November 15, 2011 issue of the Journal of the...
Technology | December 14, 2011
December 14, 2011 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. unveiled the Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3-D (AIDR 3-D...

The TeraRecon time-volume analysis software shows myocardial perfusion in CT datasets. The color-coded myocardium shows areas of high and low contrast, similar to radiotracer PET and SPECT perfusion imaging.

Feature | December 06, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Vendors showcase the latest medical imaging technological advances each year during the annual Radiological Society of...
News | December 06, 2011
December 6, 2011 – Findings on coronary CT angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test to assess the coronary arteries for...

Philips Healthcare Allura Xper FD20

Feature | November 23, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Over the last 10 years, hospitals have phased out analog image intensifiers for flat-panel, digital detector...
High-Quality, Low-Dose CTA Imaging

This 3-D volume rendered computed tomography angiography (CTA) image was created with a Toshiba Aquilion One 320-slice system. The system can image the entire heart, 16 cm of anatomy, in a single, one-second acquisition.

Feature | November 23, 2011 | Carter Newton, M.D., FACC
We are at an inflection point with many aspects of medicine, not the least of which concerns choosing the correct tool...
Technology | November 21, 2011
November 3, 2011 — Infinitt North America announced that their Xelis Cardiac product has received clearance from the U....