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. 

GE Healthcare announced U.S. FDA 510k clearance for its Ultra Edition package on Vivid cardiovascular ultrasound systems, which includes new features based on artificial intelligence (AI) that enable clinicians to acquire faster, more repeatable exams consistently.
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 15, 2020
October 13, 2020 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. FDA 510k clearance for its Ultra Edition package on Vivid ...
The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system uses an app and a transducer to convert a smartphone into a portable ultrasound system. Philips and GE Healthcare both offer small hand-held systems and are now facing increased competition from new POCUS vendors like Butterfly Network.

The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system uses an app and a transducer to convert a smartphone into a portable ultrasound system. Philips and GE Healthcare both offer small hand-held systems and are now facing increased competition from new POCUS vendors like Butterfly Network. 

Feature | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | October 08, 2020 | Alan Stoddart, Signify Research
For all the changes in medicine there are some things that seem resolutely stable. Chief among these is the idea that...
Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) technology that can turn a smartphone into a diagnostic imaging system. It offers a new needle guidance app.

Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) technology that can turn a smartphone into a diagnostic imaging system. It offers a new needle guidance app.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | October 08, 2020
October 8, 2020 – Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS...
Siemens Healthineers has introduced a new version of its c.cam dedicated SPECT cardiac nuclear medicine system to the U.S. market. This single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scanner with a reclining patient chair offers nuclear cardiology providers a low total cost of ownership, ease of installation, and a high level of image quality.
News | Nuclear Imaging | October 07, 2020
September 30, 2020 — Siemens Healthineers has introduced a new version of its c.cam dedicated cardiac nuclear medicine...
WEBINAR: Intelligently Efficient Adult Echo Structured Reporting. GE Healthcare explains how AI assisted structured reporting can improve workflow
Webinar | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | October 05, 2020
The dynamics of our world are changing rapidly. Cardiologists are being challenged to complete documentation in an...
The new cardiac hybrid operating room (OR) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario, Canada, represents a new frontier in cardiac surgery. The customized OR features a Siemens Artis Pheno angiogray system with  3-D imaging capability with an integrated OR table that together improve workflow, increase efficiency and ensure a high-level of infection control.

The new cardiac hybrid operating room (OR) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario, Canada, represents a new frontier in cardiac surgery. The customized OR features a Siemens Artis Pheno angiogray system with  3-D imaging capability with an integrated OR table that together improve workflow, increase efficiency and ensure a high-level of infection control.

News | Hybrid OR | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — The new cardiac hybrid operating room (OR) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario...
The FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the SentiAR CommandEP system, the first holographic guidance system to be used during an invasive electrophysiology (EP) lab cardiac procedures. The system allows electrophysiologists to visualize 3-D electro-anatomic models in real-time, via a wearable headset and offer a truly handsfree control interface providing superior visualization, allowing them to navigate accurately within the heart during a cardiac ablation procedure.

The FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the SentiAR CommandEP system, the first holographic guidance system to be used during an invasive electrophysiology (EP) lab cardiac procedures. The system allows electrophysiologists to visualize 3-D electro-anatomic models in real-time, via a wearable headset and offer a truly handsfree control interface providing superior visualization, allowing them to navigate accurately within the heart during a cardiac ablation procedure.

News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | October 01, 2020
October 1, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for the SentiAR CommandEP system...
The two top DAIC stories in September included the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to perform echocardiograms of COVID-19 patients rather than wheeling in larger systems that are more difficult to sanitize. The second top story was on a new trial for Abbott's bioresorbable stent for below-the-knee (BTK) peripheral artery disease lesions. This is a resumption of bioresorbable stent clinical research since the Absorb stent was taken off the market in 2017.

The two top DAIC stories in September included the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to perform echocardiograms of COVID-19 patients rather than wheeling in larger systems that are more difficult to sanitize. The second top story was on a new trial for Abbott's bioresorbable stent for below-the-knee (BTK) peripheral artery disease lesions. This is a resumption of bioresorbable stent clinical research since the Absorb stent was taken off the market in 2017.

Feature | October 01, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
October 1, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | September 29, 2020 | Joe Fornadel, J.D., and Wes Moran, J.D.
The number of Federal Drug Administration (FDA)-approved AI-based algorithms is significant and has grown at a steady...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | September 25, 2020
Ernest Garcia, Ph.D., MASNC, FAHA, endowed professor in cardiac imaging, director of nuclear cardiology R&D...
EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global artificial intelligence (AI)-based echocardiography...
An example of a CT coronary artery calcium scoring exam showing how each vessel segment is scored to assess a patient's risk for a future heart attack. Example is from Philips Healthcare.

An example of a CT coronary artery calcium scoring exam showing how each vessel segment is scored to assess a patient's risk for a future heart attack. Example is from Philips Healthcare.

News | Cardiac Imaging | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — A study out of University Hospitals (UH) found that removing the cost barrier for coronary artery...
Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.

Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but is now well known COVID-19 (...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
Case is a 6-month-old infant boy admitted to hospital due to respiratory distress then worsened by a pericardial...
The Epiq CVxi being used for TEE imaging in the cath lab. The system brings together advanced image quality, quantification and intelligence specifically for the cardiologist.

The Epiq CVxi being used for TEE imaging in the cath lab. The system brings together advanced image quality, quantification and intelligence specifically for the cardiologist.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Philips Healthcare recently introduced the latest addition to its portfolio of dedicated...