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.

Arterys, Cardiac MRI, cardiac MRI advances

An example of the Arterys blood flow imaging assessment software that can help automate cardiac MRI. 

Feature | RSNA 2016 | January 30, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Each year imaging system manufacturers use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting at the end of...

Apollo Enterprise Imaging, DiACardio, Enterprise Patient Multimedia Manager, EPMM, LVivo Toolbox
Technology | Clinical Decision Support | January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017 — Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp. announced it has entered into an agreement with DiACardio Ltd to...

Arterys, Cardio DL cloud application, automated ventricle segmentation, MRI, FDA clearance
Technology | Advanced Visualization | January 09, 2017

January 9, 2017 — Arterys has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market...

Toshiba, Vantage Titan 1.5T cS Edition, MRI, RSNA 2016, cardiac exams, FDA clearance
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 06, 2017

January 6, 2017 — Toshiba Medical announced in November that its Vantage Titan 1.5T/cS Edition...

short-term sleep deprivation, heart function, cardiac magnetic resonance, CMR, RSNA 2016
News | Cardiac Imaging | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 — Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new...

Nuclear cardiology, dose reduction, myocardial perfusion imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 — Working in concert, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the Intersocietal...

Compressed Sensing MRI, Siemens MRI
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 04, 2017

At RSNA 2016, Siemens Healthineers unveiled its groundbreaking Compressed Sensing technology, which overcomes a...

Given, Pillcamp, colonoscopy, Angiodysplasias, capsule Endoscopy, LVAD interference

The Given Imaging PillCam Colon system is an example of a capsule endoscopy device the patient swallows to image the gastrointestinal track.

Feature | Endoscopes | January 03, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

The capsule endoscopy systems offer a hands-free and highly accurate imaging modality for healthcare practitioners....

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, bundled payments for knee and hip replacements, orthopedic bundled payments
Feature | Radiology Business | December 28, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment...

Videos | RSNA 2016 | December 19, 2016

ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technologies being displayed on the...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | December 19, 2016

A discussion with Simon Dixon, M.D., MBChB, on the use of fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) to...

Infinix-i Sky +, RSNA 2016, Toshiba, angiography systems

Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i product line, including the Infinix-i Sky +, delivers patient access, image quality and safety features for virtually any image-guided procedure, including those in hybrid OR settings.

News | Angiography | November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 – Healthcare providers seeking versatile imaging technology for their angiography needs can find a...

Arterys, 4-D Flow software, cardiac MRI, RSNA 2016
News | Advanced Visualization | November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 — Arterys will showcase its recently U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared...

PET/CT, atherosclerotic plaque detection, Stanford University

Application of dual-modality optical and PET/CT activity-based probe in experimental carotid inflammation model. Coronal noninvasive PET/CT scans of (A) healthy and (B) diseased mice with and without ligated carotid arteries respectively. Inset images show optical ex vivo florescence imagining of (A) healthy and (B) diseased carotid arteries.  PET/CT and optical images courtesy of Xiaowei Ma, Toshinobu Saito and Nimali Withana.

News | PET-CT | November 01, 2016

November 1, 2016 — Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time the use of a dual optical...

GE Healthcare, Revolution CT, Whisper Drive, RSNA 2016, cardiac imaging
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — At the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), GE...

Philips, Lumify smart-device ultrasound, S4-1 cardiac transducer, RSNA 2016
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 — Philips announced at The American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) annual meeting that it...

chemotherapy, radiation therapy

Epsilon’s EchoInsight software is used to help evaluate cardiotoxcity due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | September 07, 2016 | By Dave Fornell

Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both ...

CT angiography, CTA, coronary CT, cardiac CT, SCCT, society of cardiovascular computed tomography, cardiac imaging
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting offers an in-depth review of all aspects of...

CT angiography, CTA, Medicare population, Harvey L. Neiman, CMS
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 02, 2016

August 2, 2016 — According to a new study , the last 13 years have seen substantial growth in the ordering of...

PET, PET imaging, PET-CT, FDG PET, PET cancer assessment, nuclear imaging, molecular imaging

A PET-CT head and neck cancer scan showing various image reconstructions. The top left image is the separate CT scan showing the anatomy. The top right scan shows the fused PET and CT scans with false color added to help interpret the image. The bottom left scan is an initial FDG PET image showing tracer hot spots in the neck and a lymph node in the right jaw due to cancer. The right bottom image is a delayed enhancement scan showing tracer uptake over time, with normal hot spots in the bladder, kidneys, testicles and brain, which normally have higher metabolic activity. The low-grade gray shading of the anatomy is due to the normal cellular metabolism uptake of the FDG throughout the body. 

Feature | PET Imaging | July 26, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that...