Cardiac Imaging

The cardiac imaging channel includes the modalities of computed tomography (CT), cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear imaging (PET and SPECT), and angiography.

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Somatom go.All and Somatom go.Top computed tomography (CT) systems from Siemens Healthineers. These additions to the company’s go. CT platform expand its concept of patient-centric mobile workflow, which is controlled via tablet and...

  • February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently took steps to ensure a stable and secure supply of a critical radioactive imaging tracer used to detect potentially life-threatening diseases.

  • Canon Inc. and Canon Medical Systems Corp. announced the official corporate name (trade name) change of Canon Group Company Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. to Canon Medical Systems Corp. (hereafter referred to as Canon Medical Systems).

  • Chagas disease (ChD), an infectious parasitic disease transmitted primarily by triatomine insects, has become a significant public health problem in recent decades. While many ChD patients suffer only minor symptoms, 20-30 percent develop chronic heart disease (ChHD); the variety of possible...

  • Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Director, Structural Heart Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how her center uses 3-D printing and computer aided design (CAD) software to improve patient outcomes. She spoke to ITN at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting.

New ASNC SPECT Imaging Guideline Addresses Advances in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
News | SPECT Imaging | June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an update to its 2010 guidelines for...

Epsilon Imaging Demonstrates Strain Imaging Integration for Echo Programs at ASE 2018
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018 — Clinical practice, along with guidelines and research, have shown that...

FAST Study Demonstrates High Diagnostic Accuracy of CAAS vFFR
Technology | Angiography | May 22, 2018

May 22 2018 — Pie Medical Imaging announced that clinical data on its CAAS vFFR (Cardiovascular Angiographic...

PET Imaging Shows Protein Clumping May Contribute to Heart Failure Development
News | PET Imaging | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — A team led by Johns Hopkins University Researchers has discovered that protein clumps appear to...

Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used...

James Min Named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 01, 2018

May 1, 2018 — James K. Min, M.D., FSCCT, has been selected for a five-year term as the new editor-in-chief of the...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Added to ITP Payment Program in the U.K.
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that the National Health Service (NHS) England has chosen the HeartFlow...

FDA Clears Siemens' Somatom go.All, go.Top CT Scanners
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Somatom go.All and Somatom go.Top...

Edwards Completes Enrollment in PARTNER 3 Low-Risk CT Sub-Study
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that enrollment is complete in the...

News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 — Key processes in the body are controlled by the concentration of calcium in and around cells. A...

Siemens Healthineers Introduces Portable Cardiovascular-Dedicated Ultrasound at ACC.18
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 — At the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo, March 10-12...

ASE Participating in Global Study to Establish New Standardization in Cardiovascular Ultrasound
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018 – The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and its International Alliance Partners are...

A Tc99m SPECT cardiac exam showing myocardial perfusion in the heart.

Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions.

Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell

February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently...

New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – HeartFlow announced that seven new commercial payers issued positive medical policies covering...

ASE Opens Enrollment for ImageGuideEcho Registry
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 29, 2018

January 29, 2018 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) announced that ImageGuideEcho, a module under the...

An example of opto-acoustic breast imaging using the Seno system.

An example of opto-acoustic breast imaging using the Seno system.  

Feature | RSNA 2017 | January 29, 2018

January 26, 2017 — There were three high-impact clinical trials presented at the 2017 Radiological Society of North...

Siemens Healthineers, Florida Hospital Collaborate to Improve Health Care Outcomes
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 – Siemens Healthineers and Florida Hospital, part of Adventist Health System, have announced a...

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