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.

Carotid Artery MRI Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of wall thickness in the carotid arteries improve...
CT Offers Non-Invasive Alternative for Complex Coronary Disease Treatment Planning
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 16, 2018
October 16, 2018 — A new study published in the European Heart Journal[1] shows computed tomography (CT) can be a...

Images from computed tomography (CT) colonography show segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018 — Computed tomography (CT)-based measures of calcification in the abdominal aorta are strong...
FDA Clears Magnetom Sola 1.5T MRI From Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 09, 2018
October 9, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Sola, a 1.5 Tesla magnetic...
An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, autotraces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment.

An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, autotraces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment. This greatly speeds CT workflows, saving time for techs, radiologists and cardiologists.

Feature | Radiology Imaging | October 04, 2018 | By Dave Fornell
Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging used in the cath lab. This...
Osprey Medical and GE Healthcare Launch Acute Kidney Injury Educational Program
News | Angiography | September 25, 2018
September 21, 2018 — Osprey Medical announced a collaboration with GE Healthcare on Osprey’s Be Kind to Kidneys...
Philips Showcases Integrated Solutions for Cardiovascular Care at TCT 2018
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018 — At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting, Sept. 21–25 in San Diego,...
LVivo EF Cardiac Tool Now Available for GE Vscan Extend Handheld Mobile Ultrasound
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 19, 2018
September 19, 2018 — DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. (DiA), a provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered ultrasound...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018 — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus recently became the first healthcare...
The Siemens Biograph Vision PET-CT system was released in mid-2018.

The Siemens Biograph Vision PET-CT system was released in mid-2018.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | September 07, 2018 | By Dave Fornell
Nuclear imaging technology for both single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and  positron emission...
Rapid Cardiac MRI Technique May Cut Costs, Boost Care in Developing World
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 29, 2018
August 29, 2018 — A newly developed rapid cardiac imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in...
Philips Launches Epiq CVx and CVxi Cardiovascular Ultrasound Systems
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 22, 2018
August 22, 2018 — Philips recently announced the introduction of the Epiq CVx cardiovascular ultrasound system. Built...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 13, 2018
Haojie Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular MRI and a member of the heart valve clinic at Baylor Scott White...
Cardiac Imaging Reveals Roots of Preeclampsia Damage in Pregnant Women
News | Women's Health | August 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 — Johns Hopkins researchers say a heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2018
A discussion with Patricia Dickson, LRT(CT), director of imaging and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology Associates...
Researchers Trace Parkinson’s Damage in the Heart
News | PET Imaging | July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018 — A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson’s researchers test new...
Zebra Medical Vision Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Coronary Calcium Algorithm
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018 — Zebra Medical Vision has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks
News | Cardiac Imaging | July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 — Cardiac hybrid imaging with computed tomography (CT) and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-...
HeartFlow Announces New Commercial Coverage With UnitedHealthcare
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that UnitedHealthcare now covers the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, extending access...
New ASNC SPECT Imaging Guideline Addresses Advances in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
News | SPECT Imaging | June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an update to its 2010 guidelines for...