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. 

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
Feature | ACC | May 18, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced...
CardioBra is a two-part system, uniquely designed to work with Claravue electrodes by Nissha Medical Technologies. CardioBra used with Claravue reinforces electrode adherence and promotes ECG lead placement under the breast with added support. Claravue's low-profile pre-wired design eliminates the pinch clips allowing for a comfortable fit. Womens heart health. Female stress testing.

The CardioBra is a two-part system, designed to work with Claravue electrodes by Nissha Medical Technologies. It reinforces electrode adherence and promotes ECG lead placement under the breast with added support. Claravue's low-profile pre-wired design eliminates the pinch clips allowing for a comfortable fit.

News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | March 08, 2021
March 8, 2021 — University of Kansas Health System Cardiologist Ashley Simmons, M.D., knew there could and should be a...
Impulse Dynamics Optimizer Smart device is an implantable device that helps optimize cardiac pumping action in heart failure patients.

Impulse Dynamics Optimizer Smart device is an implantable device that helps optimize cardiac pumping action in heart failure patients.

News | Heart Failure | March 03, 2021
March 3, 2021 — Impulse Dynamics recently announced that DEKRA Certification B.V., a global regulatory organization,...
An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents.  Cardio-oncology

An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents. 

News | Cardio-oncology | February 25, 2021
February 25, 2020 — Results of a multi-centre, international, clinical trial co-led by Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC...
Representative still images of 4 of the 10 standard transthoracic echocardiographic views acquired by a nurse using the Caption Health deep-learning algorithm that were judged to be of diagnostic quality. 

Representative still images of 4 of the 10 standard transthoracic echocardiographic views acquired by a nurse using the Caption Health deep-learning algorithm that were judged to be of diagnostic quality. 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Cardiology demonstrated...
product comparison charts for cardiology and health IT systems
Feature | February 12, 2021
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine maintains more than 50 comparison charts of product...
Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using an probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using a probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Feature | Health Disparities | February 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...
The Philips AAA Model integrates software and Philips 3-D ultrasound technologies into a single solution to automatically segment and quantify the size of the aneurysm sac for surveillance of known native and post-EVAR treated AAAs.

The Philips AAA Model integrates software and Philips 3-D ultrasound technologies into a single solution to automatically segment and quantify the size of the aneurysm sac for surveillance of known native and post-EVAR treated AAAs.
 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 27, 2021
January 27, 2021 — Philips Healthcare has introduced the Philips Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Model, providing...
An example of 3-D computer aided design (CAD) software from Materialise being used at Henry Ford Hospital to evaluate left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction from a Sapian TAVR valve virtually implanted in the mitral valve position. Henry Ford uses both 3-D printing and CAD to plan and guide complex structural heart procedures. 

An example of 3-D computer aided design (CAD) software from Materialise being used at Henry Ford Hospital to evaluate left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction from a Sapian TAVR valve virtually implanted in the mitral valve position. Henry Ford uses both 3-D printing and CAD to plan and guide complex structural heart procedures. 

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | January 24, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
With increasing complexity of interventional structural heart disease and congenital heart disease interventions, 3-D...
More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell. Interventional X-ray market.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Angiography | January 19, 2021 | By Bhvita Jani
January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve...
Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images

Feature | RSNA | January 18, 2021 | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Not surprisingly, many of the key trends observed at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting...
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA or CTA) images courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

Coronary CT angiography images courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | January 18, 2021
January 18, 2020 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), in collaboration with the North American...
Myocarditis among recovering COVID-19 athletes less common than previously reported

Myocarditis among recovering COVID-19 athletes appears to be less common than previously reported. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 12, 2021
January 11, 2021 — In a letter published in the December issue of the American Heart Association (AHA) medical journal ...
A new algorithmic module from OEM ultrasound AI software vendor RSIP Vision provides automated expert-level assessment of heart function from parasternal long axis view for point of care medical teams. Echocardiography artificial intelligence

A new algorithmic module from OEM ultrasound AI software vendor RSIP Vision provides automated expert-level assessment of heart function from parasternal long axis view for point of care medical teams.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2020 – RSIP Vision has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) ultrasound module that enables fast and...
Ultromics will offer EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site.

Ultromics will offer its artificial intelligence driven EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site.

News | Artificial Intelligence | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Ultromics' EchoGo Pro, an artificial...