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. 

Heart MRI example. An example of a cardiac MRI exam showing perfusion defects in the heart muscle, amount of infarct and edema and a score for myocardial salvage which can help determine if revasularization will help restore heart function.

A example of a cardiac MRI exam showing perfusion defects in the heart muscle, amount of infarct and edema and a score for myocardial salvage, which can help determine if revasularization will restore heart function following a heart attack.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 07, 2019
October 7, 2019 – A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine supports the use of cardiac magnetic...
RenalGuard Therapy was found to be superior to the POSEIDON method in preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) for patients with kidney disease who undergo interventional cath lab procedures. Results of the 700 patient, randomized, investigator-driven REMEDIAL III Trial presented at the 2019 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. #TCT19 #TCT2019
News | October 04, 2019
October 4, 2019 – RenalGuard Therapy was found to be superior to the POSEIDON method in preventing contrast-induced...
Videos | University of Colorado Hospital | October 02, 2019
Interview with John Carroll, M.D., director of interventional cardiology, Robert Quaife, M.D., director of advanced...
Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., right, director, cardiac catheterization lab, during a complex CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., right, director, cardiac catheterization lab, during a complex CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital. (Photo by Dave Fornell)

Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | October 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the cardiology conferences about new research and technology...
This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. #TCT2019

This is a view of the Level Ex IVUS training app to help users of Philips' intravascular ultrasound system. It is integrated into a percutenous coronary intervention (PCI) training app for mobile devices that allows interventional cardiologists to perform streamlined cath lab patient case simulations, including, iFR, angioplasty and stenting. 

News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | October 02, 2019
October 2, 2019 — Philips Healthcare is utilizing Level Ex’s video game app design expertise to train interventional...
A MitraClip case underway at the University of Colorado Hospital hybrid cath lab. Left to right are doctors John Carroll, Edward Gill and Dominik Wiktor.

A MitraClip case underway at the University of Colorado Hospital hybrid cath lab. Left to right are doctors John Carroll, Edward Gill and Dominik Wiktor. (Photos by Dave Fornell)

Blog | University of Colorado Hospital | October 02, 2019
I recently had the opportunity to conduct an onsite visit to the University of Colorado Hospital Heart and Vascular...
This shows the TEE ultrasound imaging used to guide MitraClip procedures to treat functional mitral regurgitation.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | October 02, 2019
This 360 degree view shows staff at the University of Colorado Heart and Vascular Center performing live...
Videos | Cath Lab | September 28, 2019
A discussion with Nicolas Bevins, Ph.D., vice chair, physics and research, and Jessica Harrington, RCIS. They explain...
EchoPixel Introduces 3-D Holographic Intraoperative Software
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019 — EchoPixel introduced what it calls the first-ever intraoperative software to provide naked-eye,...
FDA Clears Modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT From Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT...
Machine Learning Could Offer Faster, More Precise Cardiac MRI Scan Results
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 – Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis can be performed significantly faster with...
New ESC Guideline Provides Class 1 Recommendation for Coronary CTA
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new guidelines on the diagnosis and management...
The Artis icono biplane angiography system is designed for use in neurointerventions and interventional radiology

The Artis icono biplane angiography system is designed for use in neurointerventions and interventional radiology. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Technology | Angiography | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Artis icono, a high-precision family...
HeartFlow Announces FDA Clearance for HeartFlow Planner
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 — HeartFlow Inc. has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...
ASNC Announces Multisocietal Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging Consensus
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new expert consensus document along...