Computed Tomography (CT)

Cardiac computed tomography CT systems use a series of X-ray images to create an image volume dataset that can be sliced or manipulated on any plane using advanced visualization software. This channel includes content on CT scanners, CT contrast agents, CT angiography (CTA and CCTA), CT perfusion, spectral CT (also called dual souce or dual energy CT), and interative image reconstruction software that can reduce dose and make lower-quality CT images diagnostic.

GE Healthcare partnered with the AI developer Dia to provide an artificial intelligence algorithm to auto contour and calculate cardiac ejection fraction (EF). The app is now available on the GE Vscan pocket, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system, as seen here displayed at RSNA 2019. Watch a VIDEO demo from RSNA.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | February 11, 2020 | Sanjay Parekh, Ph.D. 

February 7, 2020 – At the 2019 Radiological Society...

The researchers used high resolution cross-sectional imaging with CT or MRI to assess 225 men with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Follow-up lasted, on average, more than three years.  Slightly more than half of patients had an intraluminal thrombus. The aneurysms of those with intraluminal thrombus were larger at baseline and grew by a rate of 2 mm per year, twice as fast as the 1 mm per year growth rate in people without intraluminal thrombus.
News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 – The presence of a blood clot on the wall of the aorta in people with...

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has bee countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has been countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

Blog | January 24, 2020

The key question I am always asked at cardiology conferences is what are the trends and interesting new technologies...

This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Ten out of the top 25 videos in 2019 are from hospital site visits DAIC conducted and shot more than 10 video interviews and recorded cath lab procedures at each center.  Two of the videos here are walk throughs of cath labs, showing how Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Colorado set up their main hybrid rooms for structural heart procedures. This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Feature | December 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are the top performing 25 videos posted to the DAIC website in the past year, based on Google Analytics. These...

Videos | RSNA | December 18, 2019

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell and Imaging Technology News (ITN) Consulting Editor Greg Freiherr offer a post-game report...

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

News | Cath Lab | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — Leaders within University Hospitals and the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute had a vision...

FDA Clears AiCE Image Reconstruction on Canon's Aquilion Precision CT
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019 — Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...

New Algorithm Expands Neurologists' Ability to Assess for Clot-removing Procedure
News | Stroke | October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 — An algorithm developed by faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (...

FDA Clears Modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT From Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest...

New ESC Guideline Provides Class 1 Recommendation for Coronary CTA
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new...

HeartFlow Announces FDA Clearance for HeartFlow Planner
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019 — HeartFlow Inc. has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Blog | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 05, 2019

 

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The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology.

The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology. 

Feature | September 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

September 3, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

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