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. 

Videos | Cath Lab | September 28, 2019
A discussion with Nicolas Bevins, Ph.D., vice chair, physics and research, and Jessica Harrington, RCIS. They explain...
EchoPixel Introduces 3-D Holographic Intraoperative Software
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019 — EchoPixel introduced what it calls the first-ever intraoperative software to provide naked-eye,...
FDA Clears Modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT From Siemens Healthineers
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared three modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT...
Machine Learning Could Offer Faster, More Precise Cardiac MRI Scan Results
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 – Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis can be performed significantly faster with...
New ESC Guideline Provides Class 1 Recommendation for Coronary CTA
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new guidelines on the diagnosis and management...
The Artis icono biplane angiography system is designed for use in neurointerventions and interventional radiology

The Artis icono biplane angiography system is designed for use in neurointerventions and interventional radiology. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Technology | Angiography | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Artis icono, a high-precision family...
HeartFlow Announces FDA Clearance for HeartFlow Planner
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 — HeartFlow Inc. has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...
ASNC Announces Multisocietal Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging Consensus
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new expert consensus document along...
Haojie Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular MRI and a member of the heart valve clinic at Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital, Dallas. His hospital installed a dedicated cardiac Siemens 1.5T MRI scanner in 2018 because MRI offers soft tissue visualization not available on CT or ultrasound.

Haojie Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular MRI and a member of the heart valve clinic at Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital, Dallas. His hospital installed a dedicated cardiac Siemens 1.5T MRI scanner in 2018 because MRI offers soft tissue visualization not available on CT or ultrasound.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 06, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
Traditionally, computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound have been the workhorse imaging modalities in the world of...
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Blog | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 05, 2019
  I recently had a great conversation with cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., who is the...
Global Echocardiography Normal Values Study Presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 — Final data from the World Alliance Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study was...
The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology.

The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology. 

Feature | September 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
September 3, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...
Philips Debuts Cardiac Ultrasound and Enterprise Informatics Offerings at ESC 2019
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 — Philips will showcase its latest cardiac care innovations at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC...
Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame

Displacement comparison at the end-systolic frame and final frame. The three patients (V6, V10, V16) with different left-ventricle walls are shown. Point-to-surface distance is a measure to estimate the distance of a point from the reference surface. Image courtesy of WMG, University of Warwick

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019 — A new 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computing technique developed by scientists in WMG at the...
Terason Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for Point-of-care Cardiac Ultrasound AI
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019 — Ultrasound imaging company Terason has partnered with DiA Imaging Analysis, provider of artificial...