Cardiac Imaging

The cardiac imaging channel includes the modalities of computed tomography (CT), cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear imaging (PET and SPECT), and angiography. 

WEBINAR: 3-D Multi-planar Imaging to Enhance Ultrasound Guidance of Interventional Cardiac Procedures using Philips Technology.
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Structural Heart | April 26, 2021
This on-demand webinar teaches viewers how new multi-planar imaging techniques such as Cardiac MultiVue and TrueVue...
Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a structural heart procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a structural heart procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell
 

Feature | Structural Heart | April 22, 2021
The resounding success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has led the creation of hundreds of structural...
Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a transcatheter structural heart procedure in the hybrid lab at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Transesophageal echo (TEE) being used to guide the deployment of a MitraClip device during a transcatheter structural heart procedure in the hybrid lab at the University of Colorado Hospital. The center has performed more than 200 MitraClip mitral valve repairs over the past decade. Photo by Dave Fornell

Blog | Structural Heart | April 21, 2021
As a medical technology journalist, a little more than a decade ago I found myself sitting in those late afternoon "...
A reconstructed vessel segment from a cone-beam CT created table side in the cath lab with the Philips Azurion SmartCT software.

A reconstructed vessel segment from a cone-beam CT created table side in the cath lab with the Philips Azurion SmartCT software. 

News | Angiography | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Philips Healthcare announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Philips...
Videos | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | April 01, 2021
Here are two quick clinical examples of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) lung imaging and cardiac imaging using a GE...
Polar maps demonstrating MBF, uptake, and retention along with their relationship to traditional relative MPI. 

Polar maps demonstrating MBF, uptake, and retention along with their relationship to traditional relative MPI. Read more.
 

News | Nuclear Imaging | April 01, 2021
April 1, 2021 – The ability to measure myocardial blood flow (MBF) as part of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is one...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | April 01, 2021
Washington Health System (WHS) provides healthcare services at more than 40 offsite locations across three counties in...
Researchers found a relationship between stress-associated neurobiological activity on 18F-FDG PET-CT imaging and risk for subsequent Takotsubo syndrome impacting the heart.

Researchers found a relationship between stress-associated neurobiological activity on 18F-FDG PET-CT imaging and risk for subsequent Takotsubo syndrome impacting the heart.

News | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — Heightened activity in the brain, caused by stressful events, is linked to the risk of developing a...
cImage Inc. celebrates its cloud partnership with Digirad Health after a year of successful deployment of PICOM365 for mobile imaging. Digirad’s fleet of mobile SPECT, echocardiology, vascular and general ultrasound units combined with PICOM365’s cloud image management workflow leverage each company’s strengths to create an exemplary reading and reporting environment.
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — ScImage Inc. celebrates its cloud partnership with Digirad Health after a year of successful...
Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), GE Healthcare unveiled Venue Fit, a streamlined and compact POCUS system, alongside an industry-first artificial intelligence (AI) offering for cardiac imaging on the Venue and Venue Go. The Venue Fit is the smallest system in GE Healthcare’s Venue Family, featuring an easy-to-clean touchscreen, intuitive scanning tools, and a small footprint designed to fit in tight spaces often found in point-of
News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound...
Virtual tour views of a University of Colorado cath lab during a CTO procedure (top left), the new robotic EP lab at Banner Health (top right), a bi-plane EP/cath combo lab at Baylor Heart Hospital Dallas (bottom left, and an ECMO procedure at Tufts Medical Center cath lab. Photos by Dave Fornell

Virtual tour views of a University of Colorado cath lab during a CTO procedure (top left), the new robotic EP lab at Banner Health (top right), a bi-plane EP/cath combo lab at Baylor Heart Hospital Dallas (bottom left, and an ECMO procedure at Tufts Medical Center cath lab. Photos by Dave Fornell, except the Banner EP lab, by Peter Weiss, M.D.

Feature | March 25, 2021
There is a lot of interest in how other hospitals organize and equip their cardiac cath labs and electrophysiology (EP...
Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

News | EP Lab | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — Researchers at Columbia University are using cardiac ultrasound to improve the critical need to...
Early detection of high-risk plaque phenotypes holds the promise to prevent myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke by enabling personalized therapeutics. The company Elucid has developed AI to identify these atherosclerotic plaque phenotypes from a CT scan.

Early detection of high-risk plaque phenotypes holds the promise to prevent myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke by enabling personalized therapeutics. The company Elucid has developed AI to identify these atherosclerotic plaque phenotypes from a CT scan.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have published the first-of-its-kind...
Vscan Air, a pocket-sized ultrasound from GE Healthcare, enters the market as one of the smallest and lightweight handheld devices without compromising crystal clear image quality and secure data sharing. The vScan is a point of care ultrasound (POCUS).

Vscan Air, a pocket-sized ultrasound from GE Healthcare, enters the market as one of the smallest and lightweight handheld devices without compromising crystal clear image quality and secure data sharing.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021 — GE Healthcare this week unveiled Vscan Air, a cutting-edge, wireless pocket-sized ultrasound that...
MRI scan of a damaged heart. Blue means reduced blood flow, orange is good blood flow. In this figure the inferior part of the heart shows dark blue, so the myocardial blood flow is very reduced. The angiogram shows the coronary artery which supplies the blood to this part of the heart is occluded. The three colored MRI images show different slices of the heart — the basal mid and apical slices. Image courtesy of European Heart Journal #COVID #COVID19

MRI scan of a damaged heart. Blue means reduced blood flow, orange is good blood flow. In this figure the inferior part of the heart shows dark blue, so the myocardial blood flow is very reduced. The angiogram shows the coronary artery which supplies the blood to this part of the heart is occluded. The three colored MRI images show different slices of the heart — the basal mid and apical slices. Image courtesy of European Heart Journal

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021 — Around 50% of patients who have been hospitalized with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and have damage to...