Articles

Recently, concerns have been raised that transradial (TR) cardiac catheterization significantly increases radiation exposure when compared with the conventional transfemoral (TF)...

Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a significant problem resulting from the use of iodine contrast agents in computed tomography (CT) scans and cath lab angiography. It can have...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major cardiology show this year for vendors to display their latest innovations. A...

May 11, 2012 — Modern cardiac catheterization laboratories bear scant resemblance to the cath labs of a decade ago. An updated consensus statement released this week offers physicians guidance on...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major cardiology show this year for vendors to display their latest innovations. A...

Coronary angiography is unable to accurately predict the severity of vessel narrowing, suggesting fractional flow reserve (FFR) functional tests should be added to help determine if a patient...

Addressing concerns over radiation from cardiac imaging and procedures, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), Duke University Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and American Heart...

As catheter-based, minimally invasive procedures expand rapidly beyond treatment of the coronary arteries into all areas of the human anatomy, angiography X-ray imaging systems have moved beyond...

After spending a week walking the show floor and meeting with scores of vendors at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2011 annual meeting, the following are my choices for the most...

Over the last 10 years, hospitals have phased out analog image intensifiers for flat-panel, digital detector angiography systems in their cath labs. As hospitals look to purchase current-...