Computed Tomography (CT)

CT systems use a series of X-ray imagbes to create an image volume datasetthatcan slices 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.

A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the high risk the patient is for a heart attack event. CAC exam

A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the higher risk the patient is for a heart attack event. Image courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 17, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A picture is worth a thousand words, and to patients concerned about their health, detailed images of the coronary...

CT Offers Non-Invasive Alternative for Complex Coronary Disease Treatment Planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. The use of FFR-CT in the trial showed better planning for interventional procedures.

CT cffers a non-invasive alternative for complex coronary disease treatment planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. 

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 — A new study published in the...

Abdominal Aortic Calcification May Signal Future Heart Attack

Image from computed tomography (CT) colonography shows segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 — Computed...

Bruker Introduces New High-Performance Preclinical PET/CT Si78 System
Technology | PET-CT | September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018 — Bruker recently announced the introduction of the new preclinical...

Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018 — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus recently became the first...

Key Patient Preparations for a CT Scan
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 05, 2018

September 5, 2018 — The Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) in Miami recently released a list of important...

iSchemaView RAPID Technology Now Installed in More Than 500 Stroke Centers
News | Stroke | August 28, 2018

August 27, 2018 — iSchemaView announced that more than 575...

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | September 10, 2018

Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., professor of cardiology and...

Videos | Cath Lab | August 13, 2018

Jeffrey Schussler, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, FSCCT, FACP, interventional cardiologist at Baylor Scott White Heart and...

CT-FFR example showing heavily calcified coronary arteries on CT that did not have hemodynamically significant impact on blood flow.

FFR-CT was by far the hottest cardiac technology topic on DAIC in July. Eight of the top 20 pieces of content were about or mention FFR-CT. This image shows an example of the image-based technology that noninvasively assesses coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the entire coronary tree. The CT image on the left shows two heavily calcified coronary arteries, but the FFR-CT analysis shows there is not a significant impact on hemodynamics, so the patient does not need revascularization. 

Feature | August 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

August 2, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018

A 360 degree view of a computed tomography (CT)...

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018

A 360 degree view of the first dedicated cardiac...

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018

A 360 degree photo of the 3-D...

An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, autro traces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment. This greatly speeds CT workflows, saving time for techs, radiologists and cardiologists #SCCT2018

An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, auto-traces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment. This greatly speeds CT workflows, saving time for  techs, radiologists and cardiologists. 

Blog | SCCT | July 27, 2018

Here is a round-up of the latest technology updates and trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) from the...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2018

A discussion with Patricia Dickson, LRT(CT), director of imaging and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology...

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