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.

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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An example of a cardiac PET-CT imaging, should a color coded image of the left ventricle to help assess myocardial perfusion to detect ischemia using a Siemens scanner.

News | Nuclear Imaging | July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016 - An updated joint American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) imaging guidelines and Society of...

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An example of improved cardiac ultrasound image processing using the GE cSound technology, which can create CT-like quality 3-D renderings of the anatomy.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 11, 2016 | Dave Fornell

There were several overall key trends evident at the 2016 meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography in...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016

Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, director of South Florida Imaging Cardiovascular Institute,...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016

Interview with Patricia Dickson, LRT (CT), assistant director, diagnostic and outpatient services, Capital...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016

An interview with Jonathan Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, chairman of the department of radiology, St. Paul’s Hospital,...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 07, 2016

DAIC/ITN editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new cardiac CT and angiography technologies from...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 07, 2016

An interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D., FACC, director of cardiac CT, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif.,...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 06, 2016

An interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D, FACC, FASNC, FAHA, co-director of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 06, 2016

An interview with Ricardo Cury, M.D., director of cardiac imaging, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, at the...

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Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016 — Vital Images Inc. recently launched version 7 of its Vitrea...

Videos | Cardio-oncology | June 30, 2016

Interview with Federico Asch, M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar...

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This image shows blood flow within the main pumping chambers – the ventricles – on both sides of the heart and the vessels leaving the heart. The blue flow is blood that needs oxygen and is travelling to the lungs. The red flow is blood that has been through the lungs and received oxygen. Victoria Stoll of the University of Oxford is using this type of imaging to look at the blood flow within the hearts of people with heart failure, whose hearts are not pumping effectively.

News | Cardiac Imaging | June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 — The British Heart Foundation (BHF) announced the winners of its annual ‘Reflections of Research’...

CAD-RADS, coronary CT angiography, CCTA, reporting, SCCT, ACR, NASCI, ACC

A coronary CTA scan from a Philips CT scanner illustrating a curved multiplaner reconstruction showing a large occlusion of the artery.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 — Three medical professional societies this week jointly released a new reporting system to...

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News | Cardiac Imaging | June 08, 2016

June 8, 2016 — The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure...

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News | Cardiac Imaging | May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 — A new technique for...

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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 — First-in-human data presented at EuroPCR 2016 demonstrate that hemodynamic data from HeartFlow Inc....