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.

Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 18, 2020
Stephen Bloom, M.D., FASNC, director of noninvasive cardiology (cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography) at...
Two examples of CT myocardial perfusion (CTP) imaging assessment software. Canon is on the left and GE Healthcare is on the right. Both of these technologies have been around for a few years, but there have been an increasing amount of clinical data from studies showing the accuracy of the technology compared to nuclear imaging, the current stand of care for myocardial perfusion imaging, and cardiac MRI. #SCCT #perfusionimaging 

Two examples of CT myocardial perfusion (CTP) imaging assessment software. Canon is on the left and GE Healthcare is on the right. Both of these technologies have been around for a few years, but there have been an increasing amount of clinical data from studies showing the accuracy of the technology compared to nuclear imaging, the current stand of care for myocardial perfusion imaging, and cardiac MRI.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) released a new expert consensus document on...
Schematic depiction of the automated process for assessing fat, muscle, liver, aortic calcification, and bone from original abdominal CT scan data

Figure 1: Depiction of the fully automated CT biomarkers tools used in this study. (A) Schematic depiction of the automated process for assessing fat, muscle, liver, aortic calcification, and bone from original abdominal CT scan data. (B) Case example in an asymptomatic 52-year-old man undergoing CT for colorectal cancer screening. At the time of CT screening, he had a body-mass index of 27·3 and Framingham risk score of 5% (low risk). However, several CT-based metabolic markers were indicative of underlying disease. Multivariate Cox model prediction based on these three CT-based results put the risk of cardiovascular event at 19% within 2 years, at 40% within 5 years, and at 67% within 10 years, and the risk of death at 4% within 2 years, 11% within 5 years, and 27% within 10 years. At longitudinal clinical follow-up, the patient suffered an acute myocardial infarction 3 years after this initial CT and died 12 years after CT at the age of 64 years. (C) Contrast-enhanced CT performed 7 months before death for minor trauma was interpreted as negative but does show significant progression of vascular calcification, visceral fat, and hepatic steatosis. HU=Hounsfield units.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 06, 2020
March 6, 2020 — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Wisconsin have demonstrated that...
The Caption Guidance software uses artificial intelligence to guide users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images in a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) setting.

The Caption Guidance software uses artificial intelligence to guide users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images in a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) setting.

News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared software to assist medical professionals in the...
Fujifilm Synapse
News | Enterprise Imaging | January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020 — Fujifilm Corporation announced its plan to launch a Systems Integration (SI) business, operating...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 06, 2020
Karen Ordovas, M.D., MAS, professor of radiology and cardiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCFS)...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 20, 2019
James Carr, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiology, Northwestern University, and incoming 2020 President of the ...
Videos | Radiation Dose Management | December 19, 2019
Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins...
Videos | Ultrasound Transesophageal echo (TEE) | December 19, 2019
This is an example of an augmented reality (AR) training system for transesophageal echo (TEE) created by the...
DiA’s novel solution leverages AI to transform the way clinicians capture and analyze ultrasound images
News | Ultrasound Imaging | December 09, 2019
December 9, 2019 —  DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd., an IBM Alpha Zone Accelerator Alumni Startup, announces a collaboration...
 CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and medical imaging companies for the first time at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2019 meeting. With technology platforms that integrate modeled human physiology into immersive, augmented reality environments, CAE Healthcare partners with vendors to deliver risk-free training solutions that meet the needs of physicians and equipment providers. #RSNA19 #RSNA2019
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | November 27, 2019
November 27, 2019 — CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and...
EchoGo uses artificial intelligence (AI) to calculate cardiac ultrasound left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the most frequently used measurement of heart function, left ventricular volumes (LV) and, for the first time for an AI application, automated cardiac strain.

EchoGo uses artificial intelligence (AI) to calculate cardiac ultrasound left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the most frequently used measurement of heart function, left ventricular volumes (LV) and, for the first time for an AI application, automated cardiac strain.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 — Ultromics has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ...
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 vaping, continues to...
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 predictor of...
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...
Machine Learning Could Offer Faster, More Precise Cardiac MRI Scan Results
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 – Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis can be performed significantly faster with...
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 guidelines on the diagnosis and management...
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...