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.

Oregon Health & Science University, OSHU, Toshiba Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition, CT, computed tomography

Image courtesy of Toshiba America Medical Systems

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 08, 2015
October 8, 2015 — Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) now offers patients one of the most advanced computed...
Technology Improvements in Current Generation CT Machines
Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 09, 2015 | Dave Fornell
When 64-slice computed tomography (CT) systems were introduced nearly a decade ago, they were purchased in large...
FFR-CT, HeartFlow, PLATFORM trial, ESC 2015, ICA, fractional flow reserve, computed tomography

Image courtesy of HeartFlow

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 03, 2015
September 3, 2015 — Results of the PLATFORM trial indicate fractional flow reserve computed tomography (FFR-CT) can...
FFR-CT

An example of a FFR-CT study showing a 3-D reconstruction of the coronary tree and a color overlay of virtual FFR readings, including a severe blockage in need of revascularization in the left anterior decending artery.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015 — Loyola University Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Illinois to offer a new,...
IMRIS, going concern sale, Deerfield Management Company L.P., imaging and service, robotics intellectual property
News | Radiology Imaging | August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015 — IMRIS Inc. announced in late July that investment funds managed by Deerfield Management Company L.P...
FFR-CT,

An example of FFR-CT, which uses supercomputing algorithms to determine a virtual assessment of hemodynamic flow through all coronary artery segments. 

Blog | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015
Here is a recap of some of the top trends and new technology at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares some of the most innovative new technologies shown on the expo floor and discusses in...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015
Interview with James Min, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Medicine and Director of Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015
Interview with Harold Litt, M.D., Ph.D., chief of cardiovascular imaging section and associate professor of radiology,...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015
Interview with Daniel Berman, M.D., FACC, chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology, professor of imaging, Cedars...
Videos | August 05, 2015
Interview with Ricardo Cury, M.D., FAHA, FSCCT, FACC, president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (...
perfusion imaging, CT perfusion

An example of Vital Images' CT perfusion software, showing an infarct (black) and ischemic defects (dark purple). Data also can be shown on a bulls eye plot.

Feature | June 11, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is known to have excellent anatomical imaging, but has lacked the...
CT angiography, CCTA, arterial plaque, calcification, calcium scoring
News | June 02, 2015
June 2, 2015 — Non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and elevated “...
CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD
Feature | May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015 — Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may...
Toshiba, Aquilion One Vision, CT, angiography, ACC
News | March 27, 2015
March 27, 2015 — Toshiba’s Aquilion One Vision Edition computed tomography (CT) system is capable of aiding clinicians...
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 confirmed what many cardiologists and radiologists have long...
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 artery...