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.

This chest X-ray of a patient being treated for e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury shows lung opacities, densities and whitish cloud-like areas which are typically seen with unusual pneumonias, fluid in lungs or lung inflammation. Image courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare

This chest X-ray of a patient being treated for e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury shows lung opacities, densities and whitish cloud-like areas which are typically seen with unusual pneumonias, fluid in lungs or lung inflammation. Image courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare

News | Clinical Trials | November 08, 2019
November 8, 2019 — As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or...
The Konica Minolta Sonimage HS1 hand-carried system is designed for point of care ultrasound (POCUS) use for an immediate, quick look inside the patient. POCUS systems from several vendors are seeing rapid growth.

The Konica Minolta Sonimage HS1 hand-carried system is designed for point of care ultrasound (POCUS) use for an immediate, quick look inside the patient. POCUS systems from several vendors are seeing rapid growth.

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | October 24, 2019 | Joan Toth
With the miniaturization of technology, improved ease of use, lower system cost, increased portability, and greater...
Greater Left Ventricular Mass Increases Risk of Heart Failure
News | Cardiac Imaging | October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 — Elevated left ventricular mass, known as left-ventricular hypertrophy, is a stronger...
USF Health Expands Digisonics System With Vascular Reporting
News | Cardiac PACS | October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 — University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa, Fla., has enhanced their use of the Digisonics...
FDA Clears Modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT From Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT...
New ESC Guideline Provides Class 1 Recommendation for Coronary CTA
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new...
ASNC Announces Multisocietal Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging Consensus
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new expert consensus document along...
Philips Debuts Cardiac Ultrasound and Enterprise Informatics Offerings at ESC 2019
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 — Philips will showcase its latest cardiac care innovations at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC...
Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame

Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame. The three patients (V6, V10, V16) with different left-ventricle walls are shown. Point-to-surface distance is a measure to estimate the distance of a point from the reference surface. Image courtesy of WMG, University of Warwick

News | Cardiac Imaging | August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 — A new 3-D ...
Jackson Memorial Hospital Holds Ribbon-cutting for New Cardiac Catheterization Labs
News | Angiography | August 21, 2019
August 21, 2019 — Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami celebrated the opening of two newly renovated...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019
This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT)...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019
This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the...
Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 — Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most...
Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019
August 6, 2019 — When used with a common ...
An example of FFR-CT imaging from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The left image shows a 3D generated image of the coronary tree from a CT scan evaluated with computational fluid dynamics to determine the FFR numbers. It shows a severe restriction of the left main artery which requires a stent to revacularize. The image on the right is a comparison with the invasive angiogram from the cath lab prior to stenting.

An example of FFR-CT imaging from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The left image shows a 3D generated image of the coronary tree from a CT scan evaluated with computational fluid dynamics to determine the FFR numbers. It shows a severe restriction of the left main artery which requires a stent to revacularize. The image on the right is a comparison with the invasive angiogram from the cath lab prior to stenting. 

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | July 24, 2019 | Greg Freiherr
One of the big trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging has been the introduction of noninvasive...