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. 

SCCT Plans to Make 2020 Annual Meeting Virtual Due to COVID-19. #SCCT2020 #SCCT20 #CCTfirst
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 05, 2020
May 5, 2020 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announced plans  this week to hold its annual...
Figure 4 for the study. Images of a 65-year-old man (patient 6). (a) Cardiac MRI perfusion shows perfusion deficit of anterior/anterolateral wall attributed to left anterior descending artery/left circumflex artery (*). (b) CT coronary angiography. (c) Coronary angiography, left anterior oblique projection with caudal angulation. (d) Three-dimensional image fusion helped refine diagnosis: perfusion deficits (*) were most likely caused by narrow first diagonal branch and its first, stented side branch (arrow

Figure 4 for the study. Images of a 65-year-old man (patient 6). (a) Cardiac MRI perfusion shows perfusion deficit of anterior/anterolateral wall attributed to left anterior descending artery/left circumflex artery (*). (b) CT coronary angiography. (c) Coronary angiography, left anterior oblique projection with caudal angulation. (d) Three-dimensional image fusion helped refine diagnosis: perfusion deficits (*) were most likely caused by narrow first diagonal branch and its first, stented side branch (arrowhead). Retrospectively, denoted lesion could also be found at CT coronary angiography and coronary angiography (arrowheads in b and c, respectively). CT FFR = CT-derived fractional flow reserve, LGE = late gadolinium enhancement. Image courtesy of RSNA, Radiology.

News | Cardiac Imaging | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 – A new technique that combines computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging MRI can bolster...
Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 — A committee comprised of vascular surgeons, medical physicians and technologists from the University of...
An example of strain imaging cardiac echocardiography software offered on Canon's cardiac ultrasound systems. It is highly automated to speed workflow. It color codes areas of different strain values, graphs these in a visual plot and pulls quantification measurements. Photo by Dave Fornell.

An example of strain imaging cardiac echocardiography software offered on Canon's cardiac ultrasound systems. It is highly automated to speed workflow. It color codes areas of different strain values, graphs these in a visual plot and pulls quantification measurements. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 30, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The biggest trend across healthcare the past two years is the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and its...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Figure 2: Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. Axial CT images (lung windows) (a,b) show peripheral ground-glass opacities (arrow) associated with areas of consolidation in dependent portions of the lung (arrowheads). Interlobular reticulations, bronchiectasis (black arrow) and lung architectural distortion are present. Involvement of the lung volume was estimated to be between 25% and 50%. Coronal CT reformations (mediastinum windows) (c,d) show bilateral lobar and segmental pulmonary embolism (black arrows). Courtesy of RSNA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 30, 2020
April 23, 2020 — A special report published in the journal Radiology outlines prevention, diagnosis and treatment of...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 18, 2020
Stephen Bloom, M.D., FASNC, director of nonivasive cardiology (cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography) at...
Cardiac Imaging Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cardiology imaging societies issue guidelines on how to handle patient imaging under virus precautions. #COVID19 #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 18, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Cases of acute cardiovascular disease and cardiac complications caused by COVID-19 require cardiovascular imaging...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 17, 2020
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell has conducted numerous video interviews remotely from his home office in March and April 2020...
ASE issued guidelines for the protection of echocardiography providers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Image shows a Philips Ultrasound system being used during a demonstration at the ASE 2019 meeting. #SARScov2
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The provision of echocardiographic services remains crucial during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2)...
This is one of the images from the NIH photo gallery of COVID-19 images it has captured as part of its research on the virus. The full gallery can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nihgov/albums/72157713108522106/with/49807561242/. #COVID19 #SARScov2

This is one of the images from the NIH photo gallery of COVID-19 images it has captured as part of its research on the virus. The full gallery can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nihgov/albums/72157713108522106/with/49807561242/

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 04, 2020 | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane
In an effort to keep the imaging field updated on the latest information being released on coronavirus (COVID-19), the...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 04, 2020
Hicham Skali, M.D., a staff cardiologist and member of the Non-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Program at Brigham and...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.Ph demonstrates how the general public can make their own face masks for non-clinical use.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.Ph. demonstrates how the general public can make their own face masks for non-clinical use.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 04, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
April 4, 2020 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its recommendations, stating that everyone...
An example of a coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) exam. The CIAO study looked at patients who have a problem of blood flow limitation and chest pain symptoms in the absence of a 50 percent or more artery narrowing, known as ischemia with no obstructive CAD, or INOCA.

An example of a coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) exam. The CIAO study looked at patients who have a problem of blood flow limitation and chest pain symptoms in the absence of a 50 percent or more artery narrowing, known as ischemia with no obstructive CAD, or INOCA.

News | Cardiac Imaging | April 03, 2020
April 3, 2020 — Patients who experience chest pain and have abnormal results on a cardiac stress test but who do not...
Recommended best practices for nuclear imaging departments under the COVIF-19 pandemic have been issues by the ASNC and SNMMI. #COVID19 #ASNC #SNMMI #Coronavirus #SARScov2
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 3, 2020 — A new guidance document on best practices to maintain safety and minimize contamination in nuclear...
An example of Philips’ TrueVue technology, which offers photo-realistic rendering and the ability to change the location of the lighting source on 3-D ultrasound images. In this example of two Amplazer transcatheter septal occluder devices in the heart, the operator demonstrating the product was able to push the lighting source behind the devices into the other chamber of the heart. This illuminated a hole that was still present that the occluders did not seal. Photo by Dave Fornell

An example of Philips’ TrueVue technology, which offers photo-realistic rendering and the ability to change the location of the lighting source on 3-D ultrasound images. In this example of two Amplazer transcatheter septal occluder devices in the heart, the operator demonstrating the product was able to push the lighting source behind the devices into the other chamber of the heart. This illuminated a hole that was still present that the occluders did not seal. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Interventional Radiology | April 03, 2020 | By Katie Caron
A new year — and decade — offers the opportunity to reflect on the advancements and challenges of years gone by and...