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. 

A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...

The ZerGravity radiation protection system. The Zero Gravity suit allows interventional radiologists and cardiologists to shed their lead aprons in the cath lab.

One radiation protection technology that often has operators packed around displays at some conference expos waiting to try it out is the ZeroGravity system. It is a ceiling suspended suit that offers more protection than standard aprons, including full body protection including the face. It allows operators to shed their lead aprons and eliminate any weight on the operator’s back, helping alleviate orthopedic back pain. 

Blog | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

In the past, there was not much that could be done to mitigate the X-ray...

The Egg Medical EggNest cath lab patient table is designed with passive protection designed to drastically reduce scatter radiation exposure for the entire cath lab team without disruption to workflow.
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

We started our design from the ground up, tested many prototypes, did not want to compromise on radiation protection...

Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers Life-Saving Care 30 Minutes Sooner
News | Stroke | May 07, 2018

May 7, 2018 — A new data analysis of the...

Technology | Intravascular Imaging | May 02, 2018

May 2, 2018 — Conavi Medical Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

Charles E. Kahn Jr. Named Editor of Radiology: Artificial Intelligence
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 02, 2018

May 2, 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced that Charles E....

360 Photos | Stroke | May 01, 2018

This is a 360 degree view inside the back of the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Mobile Stroke Unit...

James Min Named Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 01, 2018

May 1, 2018 — James K. Min, M.D., FSCCT, has been selected for a five-year term as the new editor-in-chief of the...

iSchemaView Receives FDA Clearance for Rapid CTA
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 01, 2018

May 1, 2018 — Cerebrovascular imaging analysis company iSchemaView received final clearance from the U.S. Food and...

Esaote Change of Ownership Completed
News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 — The ...

A mitral regurgitation assessment using Siemen’s eSie Flow valve analysis software. From a 3-D echo dataset, the system can automate all the measurements, including PISA regurgitant volumes. Cardiac ultrasound, or echocardiography assessment of the mitral valve on 3D echo.

A mitral regurgitation assessment using Siemen’s eSie Flow valve analysis software. From a 3-D echo dataset, the system can automate all the measurements, including PISA regurgitant volumes.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Over the past year, cardiac ultrasound vendors have introduced several new products to speed workflow, improve image...

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this CCTA (CTA) cardiac CT from an Canon, Toshiba, Aquilion Precision, allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There have been a few big, recent advancements in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging technology...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Added to ITP Payment Program in the U.K.
News | FFR Technologies | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that the National Health Service (NHS) England has chosen the HeartFlow...

Nemours Children's Health System Uses 3-D Printing to Deliver Personalized Care
News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 – Nemours Children’s Health System, a Florida-based health system with locations in six states,  is...

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