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.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Angiography | January 19, 2021 | By Bhvita Jani
January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve...
Coronary CT angiography images courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

Coronary CT angiography images courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 18, 2021
January 18, 2020) — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), in collaboration with the North American...
Myocarditis among recovering COVID-19 athletes less common than previously reported

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News | Cardiac Imaging | January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 — In a letter published in the December issue of the American Heart Association's medical journal ...
Ultromics will offer its artificial intelligence driven EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site. #AI #AIhealthcare #AIecho

Ultromics will offer its artificial intelligence driven EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site.

News | Artificial Intelligence | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Ultromics' EchoGo Pro, an artificial...
AI Medic Inc. has obtained official product certification from the NIDS for its own medical video analysis software, AutoSEG
News | Cardiac Imaging | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — AI Medic Inc. announced that it has obtained official product certification from the NIDS (National...
The solution, presented at RSNA20, features image fusion and endovascular 3D navigation
News | Mobile C-Arms | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — At this year's virtual RSNA congress, Ziehm Imaging showcases its leading portfolio of mobile C-...
Dia's LVivo artificial intelligence software can help automate many features of echocardiograms to speed workflow and aid novice users. The software is now integrated into the Konica Minolta Exa PACS. 

Dia's LVivo artificial intelligence software can help automate many features of echocardiograms to speed workflow and aid novice users. The software is now integrated into the Konica Minolta Exa PACS. 

News | Artificial Intelligence | November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. and DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. jointly announce the expanded...
The use of cardiovascular computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is one of the areas that has seen a sudden increase in use and value since the start of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Feature | Cardiac Imaging | November 12, 2020 | By Dave Fornell
The use of cardiovascular computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is one of the areas that has seen a sudden increase in...
SCCT Releases New Guidelines for Cardiology and Radiology Trainees in Cardiovascular CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 09, 2020
November 6, 2020 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a new training guideline,...
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News | Radiology Imaging | November 09, 2020
November 9, 2020 — As COVID-19 continues to spread in communities throughout the country, Americans rely on radiologic...
Images show examples of false-positive aneurysms, including (a) bony structures and vessel bifurcation, (b) veins, (c) vessel curvatures, and (d) calcified plaques. Red box (d) indicates aneurysms annotated by radiologists, and the blue boxes indicate aneurysm candidates provided by the algorithm. Images courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America

Images show examples of false-positive aneurysms, including (a) bony structures and vessel bifurcation, (b) veins, (c) vessel curvatures, and (d) calcified plaques. Red box (d) indicates aneurysms annotated by radiologists, and the blue boxes indicate aneurysm candidates provided by the algorithm. Images courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America

News | Artificial Intelligence | November 04, 2020
November 4, 2020 — A powerful type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning can help physicians detect...
Evaluation of the lung apices using computed tomography angiography of the head and neck during acute ischemic stroke (AIS) can provide the first objective opportunity to screen for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 — Computed tomography angiogram (CTA) scans may offer fast and early detection of COVID-19 in acute...
This study found cardiac MRI gadolinium-based contrast agents are safe for patient use. Overall, there were only 556 acute adverse effects in 145,855 contrast-enhanced MRIs, with only 47 being classified as severe. 

This study found cardiac MRI gadolinium-based contrast agents are safe for patient use. Overall, there were only 556 acute adverse effects in 145,855 contrast-enhanced MRIs, with only 47 being classified as severe. 

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020 — Contrast agents used to improve views of the heart on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) carry a very...
Kaplan-Meier curves for all-cause mortality in patients with versus without myocardial injury (Panel A) and in patients with versus without myocardial injury according to the presence or absence of major echocardiographic abnormalities (Panel B). *Includes wall motion abnormalities, global left ventricular dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, right ventricular dysfunction and presence of pericardial effusion. Event rates are censored at 20 days from hospital admission. Images courtesy of Mount Sinai Health S

Kaplan-Meier curves for all-cause mortality in patients with versus without myocardial injury (Panel A) and in patients with versus without myocardial injury according to the presence or absence of major echocardiographic abnormalities (Panel B). *Includes wall motion abnormalities, global left ventricular dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, right ventricular dysfunction and presence of pericardial effusion. Event rates are censored at 20 days from hospital admission. Images courtesy of Mount Sinai Health System

News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 — Cardiac ultrasounds (also known as echocardiograms) are providing a view of the heart and the impact...
A sonographer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital using the Caption Health AI to optimize ultrasound imaging.

A sonographer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital using the Caption Health AI to optimize ultrasound imaging.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 — Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the United States to purchase Caption Health...
The Vivid Ultra Edition, AI-powered cardiovascular ultrasound system is designed to shorten diagnostic exam time and improve measurement consistency
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. FDA 510k clearance for its Ultra Edition package on Vivid ...
Enabling clinicians to prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency for optimal interventional radiology procedures, Canon Medical will showcase its Alphenix Sky + system at this year’s RSNA annual meeting.
News | Interventional Radiology | October 09, 2020
October 9, 2020 — Enabling clinicians to prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency for optimal interventional radiology...
Siemens Healthineers has introduced a new version of its c.cam dedicated cardiac nuclear medicine system to the U.S. market. This single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanner with a reclining patient chair offers nuclear cardiology providers a low total cost of ownership, ease of installation, and a high level of image quality.
News | SPECT Imaging | September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 — Siemens Healthineers has introduced a new version of its c.cam dedicated cardiac nuclear medicine...
Siemens Healthineers and WakeMed Health & Hospitals have established a 10-year, patient-focused, Value Partnership to innovate care delivery and improve patient outcomes through robotics initiatives, advanced imaging capabilities and artificial intelligence, along with provider and staff training.
News | Radiology Business | September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 — Siemens Healthineers and WakeMed Health & Hospitals have established a 10-year, patient-...
The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | September 29, 2020 | Joe Fornadel, J.D., and Wes Moran, J.D.
The number of Federal Drug Administration (FDA)-approved AI-based algorithms is significant and has grown at a steady...