Cardiac Imaging

Toshiba, Aquilion One CT, model-based iterative reconstruction, MBIR, ACC 2017, FIRST, RSNA 2017
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 — Toshiba Medical demonstrated its Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (...

Siemens Healthineers, ACC 2017, syngo CTO Guidance, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 16, 2017

During the 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 17-19 in...

CTA, CT angiography, predict heart attacks, Radiology study
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | March 14, 2017

Noninvasive computed tomography (CT) angiography and stress tests can help predict which patients are likely to...

Technical University of Munich, Munich Compact Light Source, MuCLS, angiography, contrast agents

(a) Photograph of the sample in waterbath. (b) Empty image of full MuCLS beam. (c) Quasi-mono-energetic angiography image of a porcine heart acquired at the MuCLS, with iodine-based contrast agent injected into the left coronary artery. Visible are the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and the left circumflex artery (LCX). Image courtesy of the authors.

News | Angiography | March 10, 2017

The most prevalent method for obtaining images of clogged coronary vessels is coronary angiography. For some...

Nuclear cardiology, nuclear imaging, radiotracer production, automated radiosynthesis module, myocardial perfusion imaging
Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | March 10, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

Huge portions of the globally produced radiotracers find their origin within geographically centralized, commercial...

calcium scan, CAC score, CT, heart disease screening, prevention, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging study
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 08, 2017

Through computed tomography (CT) images of the heart and other types of imaging, build-up of dangerous coronary...

PET imaging, atherosclerotic plaque, inflammation, Ga-68-pentixafor, Technishe Universitat Munchen, Germany

Note the high uptake of Ga-68-pentixafor on multi-planar reconstructions in the organs expressing CXCR4 such as the spleen (red arrows) and adrenal glands (yellow arrows), which was nearly completely blocked by the pre-injection of AMD 3100, a potent CXCR4 inhibitor. Strong accumulation of Ga-68-pentixafor was also found in the kidneys (asterisks) reflecting the renal clearance of the tracer. In addition, high, focal activities were detected in the abdominal aorta (red arrowheads) and right carotid artery (orange arrowheads) of atherosclerotic rabbits, whereas no significant signal could be detected in the non-injured left carotid artery (white arrowheads) of atherosclerotic and control rabbits, as well as in the abdominal aorta and right carotid artery of control rabbits. Furthermore, focal activities detected with PET in atherosclerotic plaques of the abdominal aorta and the right carotid artery decreased significantly when the same rabbit was re-imaged after blocking CXCR4 receptors. Image courtesy of Fabien Hyafil, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

News | PET Imaging | March 03, 2017

March 3, 2017 — In the featured article of the March 2017 issue of...

Siemens Healthineers, Compressed Sensing technology, MRI, FDA approval, RSNA 2017
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 21, 2017

Siemens Healthineers announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company’s Compressed...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, NICE guidance, U.K., United Kingdom, guidelines, stable chest pain
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 14, 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom recently issued guidance for use...

RSNA 2016, short-term sleep deprivation effects, heart function, clinical study, cardiac magnetic resonance, CMR strain analysis
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 01, 2017

Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the...

Arterys, Cardiac MRI, cardiac MRI advances

An example of the Arterys blood flow imaging assessment software that can help automate cardiac MRI. 

Feature | RSNA 2016 | January 30, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Each year imaging system manufacturers use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting at the end of...

Apollo Enterprise Imaging, DiACardio, Enterprise Patient Multimedia Manager, EPMM, LVivo Toolbox
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 — Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp.

Arterys, Cardio DL cloud application, automated ventricle segmentation, MRI, FDA clearance
Technology | Advanced Visualization | January 09, 2017

January 9, 2017 — Arterys has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.

Toshiba, Vantage Titan 1.5T cS Edition, MRI, RSNA 2016, cardiac exams, FDA clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 06, 2017

Toshiba Medical announced in November that its Vantage Titan 1.5T/cS Edition magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system...

short-term sleep deprivation, heart function, cardiac magnetic resonance, CMR, RSNA 2016
News | Cardiac Imaging | January 05, 2017

Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the...

Nuclear cardiology, dose reduction, myocardial perfusion imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 — Working in concert, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the Intersocietal...

Compressed Sensing MRI, Siemens MRI
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 04, 2017

At RSNA 2016, Siemens Healthineers unveiled its groundbreaking Compressed Sensing technology, which overcomes a...

Given, Pillcamp, colonoscopy, Angiodysplasias, capsule Endoscopy, LVAD interference

The Given Imaging PillCam Colon system is an example of a capsule endoscopy device the patient swallows to image the gastrointestinal track.

Feature | Endoscopes | January 03, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

The capsule endoscopy systems offer a hands-free and highly accurate imaging modality for healthcare practitioners...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, bundled payments for knee and hip replacements, orthopedic bundled payments
Feature | Business | December 28, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment...

Videos | RSNA 2016 | December 19, 2016

ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technologies being displayed on the...

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