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. 

he American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved the ImageGuide Registry as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for 2020.
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020 – The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...
The FDA granted marketing authorization of the Caption Guidance software to Caption Health Inc. in February 2020. It uses artificial intelligence to guide users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images in a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) setting.

The Caption Guidance software uses artificial intelligence to guide users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images in a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) setting.

News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared software to assist medical professionals in the...
The DEFINE GPS (Distal Evaluation of Functional performance with Intravascular sensors to assess the Narrowing Effect: Guided Physiologic Stenting) study will be the first time that the use of iFR in conjunction with the Philips Image-Guided Co-registration System (SyncVision) is evaluated for PCI guidance and the optimization of treatment outcomes.

The DEFINE GPS study will be the first time that the use of iFR in conjunction with an angiography image-guided co-registration system for PCI guidance and the optimization.

News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | February 12, 2020
February 12. 2020 — Philips announced a new randomized controlled trial to assess patient outcomes after receiving a...
he University of Wisconsin (UW) Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently became the first facility in the United States to install the Artis icono biplane angiography imaging system from Siemens Healthineers.
News | Angiography | February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020 — The University of Wisconsin (UW) Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently became the...

GE Healthcare partnered with the AI developer Dia to provide an artificial intelligence algorithm to auto contour and calculate cardiac ejection fraction (EF). The app is now available on the GE Vscan pocket, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system, as seen here displayed at RSNA 2019. Watch a VIDEO demo from RSNA.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | February 11, 2020 | Sanjay Parekh, Ph.D. 
February 7, 2020 – At the 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December, there was a record...
The researchers used high resolution cross-sectional imaging with CT or MRI to assess 225 men with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Follow-up lasted, on average, more than three years.  Slightly more than half of patients had an intraluminal thrombus. The aneurysms of those with intraluminal thrombus were larger at baseline and grew by a rate of 2 mm per year, twice as fast as the 1 mm per year growth rate in people without intraluminal thrombus.
News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | January 29, 2020
January 29, 2020 – The presence of a blood clot on the wall of the aorta in people with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA...
This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has bee countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has been countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

Blog | January 24, 2020
The key question I am always asked at cardiology conferences is what are the trends and interesting new technologies I...
Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | January 23, 2020
Cardiology was already heavily data driven, where clinical practice is driven by clinical study data, but mining a...
Videos | RSNA | January 13, 2020
DAIC/ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new medical imaging technologies displayed on...
The SCCT Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Cardiovascular CT meeting  will be held in New York City at the Marriott East Side, April 24-26, 2020. #SCCT
News | Artificial Intelligence | January 09, 2020
January 9, 2020 — Maulik Majmudar, M.D., chief medical officer at Amazon will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming...
Figure 1 from the new ASE ischemia cardiac ultrasound imaging guidelines, showing a side-by-side views of apical 4- and 2-chamber images, at rest and immediately post-exercise. In the four-chamber view, the left ventricle is shown on the left-hand side of the screen. With exercise, the echocardiogram shows the LV cavity dilates (right quadrants) and there are regional wall motion abnormalities in the LAD territory.

Figure 1 from the guidelines, showing a side-by-side views of apical 4- and 2-chamber images, at rest and immediately post-exercise. In the four-chamber view, the left ventricle is shown on the left-hand side of the screen. With exercise, the LV cavity dilates (right quadrants) and there are regional wall motion abnormalities in the LAD territory. 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 07, 2020
January 7, 2020 — The  American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has updated its guidelines for using echocardiography...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 06, 2020
Karen Ordovas, M.D., MAS, professor of radiology and cardiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCFS)...
This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Ten out of the top 25 videos in 2019 are from hospital site visits DAIC conducted and shot more than 10 video interviews and recorded cath lab procedures at each center.  Two of the videos here are walk throughs of cath labs, showing how Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Colorado set up their main hybrid rooms for structural heart procedures. This photo is from a MitraClip procedure during the University of Colorado visit last December.

Feature | December 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top performing 25 videos posted to the DAIC website in the past year, based on Google Analytics. These the...
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News | EP Lab | December 30, 2019
December 30, 2019 — Acoustoelectric cardiac imaging, a new, noninvasive cardiac imaging technology developed at the...
Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 20, 2019
James Carr, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiology, Northwestern University, and incoming 2020 President of the...