News | January 29, 2008

NightHawk Radiology Supports High-Risk Plaque Research Initiative

January 30, 2008 - NightHawk Radiology is the exclusive radiology provider for the High-Risk Plaque Initiative, called the HRP Initiative, a research effort aiming to interpret CT Chest scans to identify clinically significant cardiac and nonardiac findings where the participant might benefit from its detection and follow-up.

Additionally, it is expected that affiliated radiologists will read approximately 1,000 cardiac CTA scans performed on a subset of participants believed to be at higher risk for a cardiac event. Cardiac CTA is a heart-imaging test that is rapidly gaining acceptance for its ability to noninvasively determine whether fatty or calcium deposits (i.e., plaque) have built up in the coronary arteries.

The HRP Initiative was created to advance the understanding and management of high-risk plaque, which is believed to be the primary underlying cause of heart attacks and strokes, interpreting chest CT scans for approximately 6,000 study participants.

Since there are currently no noninvasive methods of screening, diagnosis, or treatment for high-risk plaque, the HRP Initiative's goal is to provide a roadmap for the development of screening, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for high-risk plaque, and promote proper use to patients, providers and payors.

For more information: www.nighthawkrad.net

Related Content

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Imaging | August 17, 2017
Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring cutting-edge...
Four Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Issue Positive Medical Policies on HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 09, 2017
HeartFlow Inc. announced that four Blue Cross Blue Shield companies have each issued a positive medical policy for the...
The American Lung Association created LUNG FORCE, a national movement to defeat lung cancer
News | Lung Cancer | August 02, 2017
To raise public awareness of lung cancer—the leading cancer killer of men and women—the American Lung Association's...
GE’s DoseWatch is a digital informatics solution that automatically collects, monitors and reports on radiation dose indices for diagnostic imaging exams
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 31, 2017
GE Healthcare announced that it has licensed computed tomography (CT) organ dosimetry technology developed at Duke...
Contrast Media from Bayer, trends in contrast media and developments in contrast media
Feature | Contrast Media | July 28, 2017 | By Dave Fornell
Here are several updates in medical imaging ...
New York Hospital Finds Significant Cost Savings With Toshiba’s Aquilion One CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2017
In five years, Kaleida Health’s Stroke Care Center (SCC) at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., has realized...
Samsung Introduces FDA-Cleared BodyTom Elite CT Scanner
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 24, 2017
Samsung announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the BodyTom Elite, an upgraded version of its...
Sponsored Content | Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 21, 2017
DAIC and ITN Editor Dave Fornell discusses some of the most innovative new computed tomography (CT) technology and tr
ACR Updates Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Guidance With ASTRO and AAPM
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently collaborated with professional medical societies to
Sponsored Content | Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 19, 2017
Matthew Budoff, M.D., FACC, professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, endowed chair of preventi
Overlay Init