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.

ASNC and ASE Team Up to Expand ImageGuide Registry
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 12, 2017
October 12, 2017 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...
ACR Appropriateness Criteria Add Topics, Increase Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Scenarios
News | Clinical Decision Support | October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017 — Radiologists can enhance the quality and effectiveness of care with the newest release of the ACR...
Medis Releases QAngio CT v3.1
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 09, 2017
October 9, 2017 — Medis has released a new version of its QAngio CT (computed tomography), which can now be launched...
Toshiba Showcases MRI Workflow Enhancements at RSNA 2017
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 — Toshiba Medical will highlight its latest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, led by the...
Philips Launches CardioMD IV Cardiac SPECT Solution at ASNC 2017
Technology | SPECT Imaging | September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017 — Philips highlighted its newest solution for nuclear cardiology, CardioMD IV, at the American...
Mississippi Surgical and Vascular Center Uses Toshiba Ultimax-I FPD to Save Patients' Limbs
News | Angiography | September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017 — The southern U.S. sees some of the highest numbers of chronic medical conditions, such as...
Philips Showcases Integrated Vascular Solutions at VIVA 2017
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017 — Philips announced its presence at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA 17) Annual Conference...
Orange County, Calif. Hospital Adopts Siemens Somatom Force CT for Cardiac Imaging
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian recently became the first hospital in Orange County, Calif.,...
Siemens Healthineers Receives FDA Clearance for TrueFusion Structural Heart Disease Feature
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | September 06, 2017
September 6, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared TrueFusion, a new cardiovascular...
Philips to Develop FFR-CT in Partnership With HeartFlow
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017 — Philips Healthcare and HeartFlow Inc. announced they entered into a collaboration agreement to...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017
Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017
Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols...
ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac Sarcoidosis
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has released a joint expert consensus document with...
X-ray of a knee replacement. CMS may change reimbursements for joint and knee replacements. Patient Marilyn Fornell.

CMS may change how it reimburses for knee replacements and said it may eliminate bundled payments for acute cardiac care.

Feature | Radiology Business | August 16, 2017 | Dave Fornell
August 16, 2017 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to reduce the number...
CMS considers eliminating or changing bundled payments for orthopedic and knee replacement imaging. Photo by Vital Images

CMS is considering elimination or changing bundled payments for knee replacements. 

News | August 14, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Read the updated version of this story with more details from CMS — "CMS to Cancel Mandatory Cardiac Bundled Payments...
CDN to Integrate Advanced Cardiac Imaging Tools From DiA Imaging Analysis
Technology | Advanced Visualization | August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017 — CDN recently announced a new partnership agreement with DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd., makers of next-...
Four Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Issue Positive Medical Policies on HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 09, 2017
August 9, 2017 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that four Blue Cross Blue Shield companies have each issued a positive...
New PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition
News | PET-CT | July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017 — Using a new nuclear imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than...
Comparison of 0.5 to 0.25 mm CT scanner resolution showing a coronary stent

A comparison of what a coronary stent looks like in 0.5 and 0.25 mm CT scanner resolutions.

Blog | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2017 | Dave Fornell
When the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) was formed in the mid-1990s, its primary goal was to have...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 21, 2017
DAIC and ITN Editor Dave Fornell discusses some of the most innovative new computed tomography (CT) technology and...