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CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD

Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may change the course of treatment in more than one-third of patients with...

Toshiba, Aquilion One Vision, CT, angiography, ACC

Toshiba’s Aquilion One Vision Edition computed tomography (CT) system is capable of aiding clinicians in diagnosing patients presenting with chest pain. The system was showcased at the American...

Toshiba, CT angiography, Infinix 4D CT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D CT system to enable computed tomography (CT) imaging directly in the cath lab. It integrates...

CTA, CCTA, CT angiography, ACC.15, ACC 2015, SCOT-HEART

Use of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA), which provides 3-D images of the heart, coupled with standard care allows doctors to more accurately diagnose coronary artery disease in...

Computed tomography, coronary CT angiography, PROMISE trial, ACC

Results from the PROMISE clinical trial confirmed what many cardiologists and radiologists have long suspected to be true: Coronary computed tomographic angiography (coronary CTA) is...

Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding use of computed tomography (CT) for cardiac evaluations, use of nuclear...

Here are my predictions for technologies to watch in the coming year that have the potential to fundamentally change the practice of cardiology:

HeartFlow, CT-FFR, computed tomography fractional flow reserve, UH Case Medical

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical is now offering a new, non-invasive test for coronary artery disease designed to help physicians develop the right treatment plan for each patient. Developed...

dual energy, Siemens, Definition edge, single source dual energy scanning

The new version of the Siemens Somatom Definition Edge CT system, allows dual energy images to be acquired using a single-source system in clinical routine.  

According to a new long-term study, diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease face the same relative risk for a heart attack or other major adverse heart events as diabetics with...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared HeartFlow’s FFR-CT (fractional flow reserve—computed tomography) software, which permits non-invasive evaluation of coronary artery blood...

Spectral imaging of arteries

Philips Healthcare has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its IQon Spectral computed tomography (CT) technology for spectral imaging. It adds a new dimension to...

CT systems, CT angiography, SCCT

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has published an update of the "SCCT Guidelines for the Interpretation and Reporting of Coronary CT Angiography: A Report of the Society of...

September 10, 2014 — According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography (CT) images can be safely used in...

As technology continues to advance for all diagnostic imaging modalities, it sometimes reminds me of a race between vendors to build a better mouse trap. The main issue between cardiac echo,...

August 27, 2014 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has published the “SCCT Guidelines on the Use of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Patients Presenting with...

August 14, 2014 — Toshiba Medical Systems Europe will introduce the SURE Subtraction Coronary software at the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, to be held Aug. 30 to...

Mummy CT scans

New research published in June issue of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation) show that there are no significant differences in the incidence or severity of atherosclerotic...

CT myocardial perfusion

The key take away message from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting in July was that CT technology is advancing rapidly and there is a strong feeling it will...

July 8, 2014 — Humana Inc. announced earlier this year an expanded coverage policy for cardiac CT (computed tomography). Many of the new Humana indications have long been advocated for by the...