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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...

CT calcium scoring

There has been growing clinical evidence to show computed tomography (CT) coronary artery calcium scoring shows a close correlation with a person’s long-term risk for heart disease. This data...

Force, CT, Siemens, dual energy CT

May 21, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Somatom Force computed tomography (CT) system — the next generation in dual source CT....

May 20, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the 16- and 32-slice iterations of its Somatom Perspective computed tomography (CT) system.

Revolution CT, computed tomography, 256 slice CT, GE Healthcare

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) market clearance for the GE Healthcare Revolution computed tomography (CT) system. The 256-slice CT system offers technology that...

Philips CT, cardiac CTA, calcium scoring, ACC.14

Coronary artery calcium scoring, a test that measures the amount and pattern of calcium that has accumulated in a patient’s coronary arteries, appears to provide an early indication of a person’s...

The annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific assembly and annual meeting is where imaging systems vendors showcase their latest technology. While aimed at the radiology...

study shows that coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening, an assessment tool that is not currently...

ct systems angiography clinical trial study CTA 320 anio core

A 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner that shows both anatomy within coronary arteries and blood...

CT FFR, HeartFlow

Clinical trial results demonstrated that a noninvasive coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)-based test accurately assesses coronary artery disease (CAD) with results closely...

Critical Diagnostics announced the clinical study, “Head-to-head comparison of two myocardial fibrosis biomarkers for long-term heart failure risk stratification: ST2 vs. Galectin-3,” recently...

CTA, CCTA, CT angiography

A large number of emergency room visits are for chest pain evaluation, and many hospitals are adopting CT angiography as a primary test to quickly rule-out coronary disease.

Diagnosing Pericardial Disease Using Multi-modality Imaging Protocols

To counter the significant levels of morbidity and mortality associated with pericardial disease (disease of the sac around the heart), experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...

Former President George W. Bush underwent heart surgery on the morning of Aug. 6, 2013, to receive a stent after an artery blockage was discovered during his annual physical. The routine physical...

clinical study of two sets of 894 matched emergency department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use...

Radiation exposure from multidetector computed tomography (CT) has become a pressing public health concern in both lay and medical publications. Implementation of iterative reconstruction offers...

Toshiba Aquilon One Vision CT North Shore University Hospital CT System

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) announced it has installed the most advanced cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanner to help diagnose heart disease and a patient’s risk for heart attack....

Mummies Egypt Atherosclerosis CT Systems

Atherosclerosis is usually considered to be related to contemporary risk factors such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. However, researchers suggest that high prevalence of atherosclerosis...