ACC

This channel contains news about the American College of Cardiology (ACC), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. The ACC is a leading resource for cardiology professionals, including all its subspecialties. 

CT, Mammograms Offer Clues to Preventing Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment
News | Cardio-oncology | March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 — An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues...

Collage depicts broad applications in machine learning or deep learning (DL) that can be applied to advanced medical imaging technologies. Size of the liver and its fat fraction — 22 percent — (top middle in collage) can be quantified automatically using an algorithm developed by Dr. Albert Hsiao and his team at the University of California San Diego. This and other information that might be mined by DL algorithms from CT and MR images could help personalize patients’ treatment. Collage provided by Albert Hsiao

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are chock full of information that might be used to...
Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019
Smart algorithms could make cardiology “more fun and less burdensome,” said Anthony Chang, M.D., a pediatric...
Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 08, 2019
Can computed tomography (CT) angiography accurately measure fractional flow reserve (FFR)? Even if it can, is CT-...
VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform
Technology | Wearables | March 05, 2019
March 5, 2019 — Connected healthcare solutions provider VivaLNK announced its internet of things (IoT)-enabled medical...
Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 04, 2019
Technology is reshaping not only our understanding of cardiac disease but what motivates patients to visit doctors....
ACC Future Hub

Presenter delivers pitch at last year’s ACC Future Hub. This year during ACC.19, entrepreneurs will pitch software and hardware specific to cardiology in two categories– artificial intelligence and digitally enabled medical devices. (Image courtesy of ACC)

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | March 01, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Immersed in a Shark Tank-like atmosphere, entrepreneurs will pitch ideas for new technologies and services at ACC.19,...
DABRA Excimer Laser System Demonstrates Success in Treating PAD
News | Cath Lab | February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019 — Ra Medical Systems Inc. announced a 98 percent success rate in the results from a 52-patient study...
Epsilon Launches EchoInsight Pro Starter Configuration
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019 — Epsilon Imaging recently launched the new EchoInsight Pro Starter configuration for those programs...
Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical Enter Distribution and Joint Development Agreement
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 14, 2019
February 14, 2019 – Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical recently announced an agreement for distribution...
A CoreValve TAVR valve seen in a CT scan looking down from the aortic arch into the left ventricle using reconstruction software from TeraRecon.

A CoreValve TAVR valve seen in a CT scan looking down from the aortic arch into the left ventricle using reconstruction software from TeraRecon.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018 — A new multi-societal expert consensus document has been released that summarizes the position of these...
A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...
The use of metal artifact reduction software on this CCTA (CTA) cardiac CT from an Canon, Toshiba, Aquilion Precision, allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell
There have been a few big, recent advancements in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging technology....
American College of Cardiology, #ACC18

Most of the big stories March 2018 were the late-breaking trial presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting during the month.

Feature | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell
Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Blog | March 26, 2018
I have been looking for new ways to show readers interesting things I find during the medical conferences I attend, so...