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The importance of dealing with the epidemic of coronary artery disease (CAD) is well known, and the tools at our disposal to accurately recognize and manage it are evolving in very positive ways...

The debate over healthcare reform has raised many issues as to why costs have risen so much in recent years. During the debates, comments have been made that device manufacturers are a big factor...

With new CPT reimbursement codes for cardiac computed tomography (CT) starting in January 2010, there will likely be renewed interest in CT this coming year.

To improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, an integrated healthcare network, wanted to create the Cardiovascular...

As coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) becomes a more common, noninvasive diagnostic standard for evaluating cardiac patients, lowering the dose of ionizing X-ray radiation has became a...

"Potential” can be a loaded word, especially in healthcare. Many clinicians have tagged coronary MR angiography (MRA) with the “potential” label. Despite the scan’s reported safety advantages over...

Going into 2009, proponents of coronary CT angiography (CTA) are confident that the scan’s ever-increasing acceptance will lead to it becoming the gold standard in imaging for patients with low or...

The process of the coronary CT angiography (CTA) becoming the preferred imaging modality is akin to the process of obtaining a pilot’s license.

The landscape of cardiovascular care is changing. In the cath lab alone, the shift in volume and type of diagnostic and interventional procedures has broadened the lab’s scope, increased demand...

The only safe assumption to make about today’s current gold standard imaging modality used to identify and evaluate atheromatous plaque in the peripheral arteries is that there is not one gold...