CT Angiography (CTA)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for CT systems using a series of X-ray images to create an image volume data set that can be sliced or manipulated on any plane using advanced visualization software. The section includes computed tomography scanners, CT contrast agents, CT angiography (CTA and CCTA), CT perfusion, spectral CT (dual souce CT), and interative reconstruction dose reduction software.

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., at...
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 Society...
HeartFlow, FFR-CT Analysis, next-generation platform, second FDA clearance
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that it is launching its next generation of the HeartFlow FFR-CT Analysis. The...
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 standardize...
Toshiba, Infinix 4-D CT, first U.S. install, Arkansas cancer center
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016 — Cancer patients at the Carti Cancer Center, Little Rock, Ark., now have access to the latest innovation...
3d printing, conjoined twins

A 3-D printed model of conjoined twins that was used to help guide surgeons to plan a separation procedure and help navigate the anatomy once in surgery. This case was late-breaking news highlighted at RSNA 2015.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | May 24, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Science fiction offers a lot of ideas for creating new body parts on demand, and the advancement of 3-D printing (also...
HeartFlow, FFR-CT, ruptured coronary plaques, EMERALD study, EuroPCR 2016
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. may...
FFR-CT, heartflow
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 17, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis
Fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) is still in the early stages of clinical implementation in the...
CTA, CT, contrast media injector, contrast injector, EmpowerCTA

Bracco's new EmpowerCTA+, designed for cardiac CT angiography exams.

Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 29, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis
The biggest trend in contrast media injector technology today is one seen throughout all of healthcare — doing more...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 12, 2016
A discussion on the adoption rate of FFR-CT with Campbell Rogers, M.D., chief medical officer of HeartFlow. It is the...
FFR-CT, HeartFlow, PLATFORM trial, one-year results, ACC 2016
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 05, 2016
April 5, 2016 — Novel technology developed by HeartFlow Inc. significantly reduces the need for invasive procedures to...
University of Tennessee, Mobile Stroke Unit, CT angiography, Siemens Somatom Scope
News | Stroke | March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016 — The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis introduced a new, comprehensive Mobile...
coronary artery calcium, dementia risk, patients over 80, JACC
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016 — People who reach their 80s without cardiovascular disease are more likely to suffer from the effects...
EOS, cone-beam CT

Scoliosis patient Zayden Rainey, 5, inside the EOS Imaging Machine at CHLA. 

News | December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015 —Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announces the availability of the EOS Imaging System, the first...
GE Healthcare, Revolution CT family, EVO, RSNA 2015

The Revolution HD expands CT’̈s utility beyond simple anatomy towards tissue characterization through gemstone spectral imaging.  This image used the ASiR iterative reconstruction to create a chest, abdomen, pelvis exam at only 5.8 mSv.

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 15, 2015
December 15, 2015 — The Revolution CT, Revolution HD and Revolution EVO CT scanners are now offered with a wider range...
Imaging Yields Evidence of Heart Disease in Archaeological Find

Lead heart-shaped lead urns unearthed at the excavation site. Image by Rozenn Colleter, Ph.D./INRAP.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 02, 2015
December 2, 2015 — Researchers using modern imaging techniques on hearts more than 400 years old found at an...
It’s All About the Patient

GE’s ViosWorks images the heart with 10-minute scan. (Image courtesy GE Healthcare)

Blog | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 02, 2015
There is no greater force today in radiology than the patient.  Some might argue that financial issues matter more. But...
Cardiologists using the Philips spectral CT software to view a spectral CT image reconstruction at various energy levels.

Cardiologists using the Philips spectral CT software to view a spectral CT image reconstruction at various energy levels.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 16, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Computed tomography has seen rapid growth in all segments of medicine over the past two decades, and recent advances...