ASNC

This channel contains news about the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. ASNC is a leading resource for the subspecialty of cardiac nuclear imaging (also called molecular imaging). Cardiac imaging with either PET or SPECT is primarily used for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), which shows area of areas of reduced blood flow due to ischemia or infarct. 

The Philips Intellispace CV cardiovascular information system is an example of the newer generation cardiology PACS with structured reporting elements. Structured reporting helps set data up to it can be mined for clinical information latter, or used to train or be mined with artificial intelligence algorithms. Adoption of CPACS, cardiac PACS, required cardiology physician champions.

The Philips Intellispace CV cardiovascular information system is an example of the newer generation cardiology PACS with structured reporting elements. Structured reporting helps set data up so it can be mined for clinical information later, or used to train or be mined with artificial intelligence algorithms.

Feature | Cardiac PACS | January 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

As everything in healthcare is increasingly being driven by data analytics, it is important for cardiology...

This is 4MD’s cardiac nuclear imaging analysis software, shown here integrated with a ScImage cardiovascular information system (CVIS). Both companies displayed on the expo floor at ASNC 2019. The software creates a single page report seen here. PET perfusion imaging was a big topics at the conference. #ASNC #ASNC19 #ASNC2019

This is 4MD’s cardiac nuclear imaging analysis software, shown here integrated with a ScImage cardiovascular information system (CVIS). Both companies displayed on the expo floor at ASNC 2019. The software creates a single page report seen here. PET perfusion imaging was a big topic at the conference.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There were a few key takeaways from the American Society of Nuclear...

ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019

August 2, 2019 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution...

With the advent and optimization of nuclear scintigraphy protocols using bone-avid radiotracers, cardiac amyloidosis caused by transthyretin protein (ATTR) can now be diagnosed noninvasively without a costly tissue biopsy. The radiotracer 99mTc-pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) binds to deposited ATTR amyloid fibrils in the myocardium and can be visualized using planar and SPECT imaging. The image shows how SPECT allows the reader to distinguish between blood pool activity and radiotracer uptake.

With the advent and optimization of nuclear scintigraphy protocols using bone-avid radiotracers, cardiac amyloidosis caused by transthyretin protein (ATTR) can now be diagnosed noninvasively without a costly tissue biopsy. The radiotracer 99mTc-pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) binds to deposited ATTR amyloid fibrils in the myocardium and can be visualized using planar and SPECT imaging. This is Figure 2, showing how SPECT imaging allows the reader to distinguish between blood pool activity (ventricular cavity, etc) and myocardial activity and identify regional myocardial differences in radiotracer uptake.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | July 22, 2019 | Christopher A. Hanson M.D., and Jamieson M. Bourque M.D., MHS

Cardiac amyloidosis is a highly morbid and underdiagnosed infiltrative cardiomyopathy that is characterized by the...

A comparison of the first-ever image of a black hole released this week by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. and a cardiac nuclear imnaging exam. Left if the black hole, right, is a similar nuclear imaging exam of the heart showing a similar ischemic perfusion defect to the black hole.  Comparison of black hole photo to a cardiac exam.

A comparison of the first-ever image of a black hole released this week by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. and a cardiac nuclear imaging exam. Left is the black hole, and right is a similar nuclear imaging exam of the heart showing a similar ischemic perfusion defect to the black hole.  

Blog | Nuclear Imaging | April 12, 2019

This week, cardiologists learned for the first time they have been examining black holes for decades and did not...

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