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 | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017

Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals...

New Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case Discusses Child-Sizing CT Dose
News | Radiation Dose Management | June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 — The tenth special edition Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case is now available to help radiologists,...

Lantheus and GE Healthcare Sign Agreement for Worldwide Development, Commercialization of Flurpiridaz F-18
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 — Lantheus Holdings Inc., parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., and GE Healthcare announced...

Study Reveals Low Adoption of IAEA Recommendations for Reduced Nuclear Cardiology Radiation Exposure
News | Radiation Dose Management | May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 — A study in 65 countries has revealed low adoption of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017

David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American...

Vacancy Rates Rise for Radiographers in 2017 ASRT Survey
News | Radiology Business | April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 — The vacancy rate for ...

Toshiba Showcases Vantage Galan 3T MRI at ISMRM 2017
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 — Offering a full range of advanced clinical applications for researchers, Toshiba Medical will...

SCCT, Toshiba Medical, partnership, residents-in-training
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 05, 2017

April 5, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and Toshiba Medical announced a new...

ASE, EACVI, focused update document, aortic stenosis, AS, echocardiography, new classification scheme
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 03, 2017

April 3, 2017 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and the European Association of Cardiovascular...

ACR Appropriateness Criteria, update, new topics, medical imaging, AUC, American College of Radiology
News | Clinical Decision Support | April 03, 2017

April 3, 2017 — The newest release of...

Toshiba, Aquilion One CT, model-based iterative reconstruction, MBIR, ACC 2017, FIRST, RSNA 2017
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 — Toshiba Medical demonstrated its Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (...

Siemens Healthineers, ACC 2017, syngo CTO Guidance, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 — During the 66th Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology (ACC),...

CTA, CT angiography, predict heart attacks, Radiology study
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Noninvasive ...

Technical University of Munich, Munich Compact Light Source, MuCLS, angiography, contrast agents

(a) Photograph of the sample in waterbath. (b) Empty image of full MuCLS beam. (c) Quasi-mono-energetic angiography image of a porcine heart acquired at the MuCLS, with iodine-based contrast agent injected into the left coronary artery. Visible are the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and the left circumflex artery (LCX). Image courtesy of the authors.

News | Angiography | March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — The most prevalent method for obtaining images of clogged coronary vessels is coronary...

Nuclear cardiology, nuclear imaging, radiotracer production, automated radiosynthesis module, myocardial perfusion imaging
Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | March 10, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

Huge portions of the globally produced radiotracers find their origin within geographically centralized, commercial...

PET imaging, atherosclerotic plaque, inflammation, Ga-68-pentixafor, Technishe Universitat Munchen, Germany

Note the high uptake of Ga-68-pentixafor on multi-planar reconstructions in the organs expressing CXCR4 such as the spleen (red arrows) and adrenal glands (yellow arrows), which was nearly completely blocked by the pre-injection of AMD 3100, a potent CXCR4 inhibitor. Strong accumulation of Ga-68-pentixafor was also found in the kidneys (asterisks) reflecting the renal clearance of the tracer. In addition, high, focal activities were detected in the abdominal aorta (red arrowheads) and right carotid artery (orange arrowheads) of atherosclerotic rabbits, whereas no significant signal could be detected in the non-injured left carotid artery (white arrowheads) of atherosclerotic and control rabbits, as well as in the abdominal aorta and right carotid artery of control rabbits. Furthermore, focal activities detected with PET in atherosclerotic plaques of the abdominal aorta and the right carotid artery decreased significantly when the same rabbit was re-imaged after blocking CXCR4 receptors. Image courtesy of Fabien Hyafil, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

News | PET Imaging | March 03, 2017

March 3, 2017 — In the featured article of the March 2017 issue of...

Siemens Healthineers, Compressed Sensing technology, MRI, FDA approval, RSNA 2017
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, NICE guidance, U.K., United Kingdom, guidelines, stable chest pain
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom recently...

RSNA 2016, short-term sleep deprivation effects, heart function, clinical study, cardiac magnetic resonance, CMR strain analysis
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 01, 2017

February 1, 2017 — Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new...