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.

Toshiba, Aquilion One Vision, CT, angiography, ACC
News | March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015 — Toshiba’s Aquilion One Vision Edition ...

Toshiba, CT angiography, Infinix 4D CT
Technology | March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D...
CTA, CCTA, CT angiography, ACC.15, ACC 2015, SCOT-HEART

Image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare

Feature | March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015 — Use of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA), which provides 3-D images of the heart, coupled...
Computed tomography, coronary CT angiography, PROMISE trial, ACC
Feature | March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 — Results from the PROMISE clinical trial...

Software to Help Manage Medical Imaging Radiation Dose

Sectra's dose monitoring software showing a comparison between the performance of an old and a replaced scanner.

Feature | February 18, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding...
HeartFlow, CT-FFR, computed tomography fractional flow reserve, UH Case Medical

Image courtesy of HeartFlow Inc.

News | January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical is now offering a new, non-invasive test for coronary...

dual energy, Siemens, Definition edge, single source dual energy scanning

A dual-energy CT scan of a knee with Inflammation created using a single-source Somatom Definition Edge scanner with new technology.

Technology | December 15, 2014
December 15, 2014 — The new version of the Siemens Somatom Definition Edge CT system, which debuted at the Radiological...
Feature | December 05, 2014

December 5, 2014 — According to a new long-term...

Heartflow's FFR-CT showing coronary blood flow being impacted by a blockage. The system offers a virtual FFR number that has good correlation with invasive, catheter-based FFR.

Technology | November 26, 2014
November 26, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared HeartFlow’s FFR-CT (fractional flow...
Spectral imaging of arteries

IQon spectral CT of arterial plaque showing a comparison of the original contrast enhanced vessel on the left where it is not possible to differentiate calcium and iodine in a vessel. The right image shows a spectral color overlay identifying calcium in the artery and the blood pool based on the iodine contrast.

Technology | November 26, 2014
November 26, 2014 — Philips Healthcare has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its...

Image courtesy of Barco Nio

News | November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has published an update of the "SCCT...

Authors Say Contrast-Enhanced CT Safe for Most Patients
Feature | September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 — According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected...

Blog | September 03, 2014

As technology continues to advance for all diagnostic imaging modalities, it sometimes reminds me of a race between...

Feature | August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has published the “SCCT Guidelines on the...

Calcium in the LAD prior to use of Toshiba's new calcium removal software. Courtesy Dr. K Kofoed, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Feature | August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014 — Toshiba Medical Systems Europe will introduce the SURE Subtraction Coronary software at the 2014...

CT scan showing Egyptian mummy with calcified aortic bifurcation.

Egyptian mummy with calcified aortic bifurcation.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 04, 2014
New research published in June issue of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation) show that there are no...
CT myocardial perfusion

A CT myocardial perfusion image set showing perfusion defects in a color-coded iodine map and seen as darker areas of low contrast in the images below.

Feature | July 28, 2014 | Dave Fornell

The key takeaway message from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting in July was...

SCCT Covers Latest Trends in Cardiac CT

A CT myocardial perfusion image set showing perfusion defects in a color-coded iodine map and seen as darker areas of low contrast in the images below.

Blog | July 25, 2014
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting July 10-13 in San Diego covered the latest CT...
News | July 08, 2014

July 8, 2014 — Humana Inc. announced earlier this year an expanded coverage policy for...

CT calcium scoring

There is mounting data showing CT coronary calcium scoring helps predict the risk level of cardiac patients.

Feature | May 28, 2014 | Dave Fornell

There has been growing clinical evidence to show computed tomography (CT) coronary artery calcium scoring shows a...

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