Computed Tomography (CT)

Cardiac computed tomography CT systems use a series of X-ray images to create an image volume dataset that can be sliced or manipulated on any plane using advanced visualization software. This channel includes content on CT scanners, CT contrast agents, CT angiography (CTA and CCTA), CT perfusion, spectral CT (also called dual souce or dual energy CT), and interative image reconstruction software that can reduce dose and make lower-quality CT images diagnostic.

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

News | Cath Lab | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — Leaders within University Hospitals and the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute had a vision...

FDA Clears AiCE Image Reconstruction on Canon's Aquilion Precision CT
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019 — Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...

New Algorithm Expands Neurologists' Ability to Assess for Clot-removing Procedure
News | Stroke | October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 — An algorithm developed by faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (...

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...

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...

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...

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

 

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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 (...

Videos | Advanced Visualization | August 09, 2019

An example of Siemens' photo-realistic Cinematic image reconstruction. This image is from a CTA exam from a Siemens...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 08, 2019

This is a quick video example of a cardiac computed tomography (CT) exam showing a Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 08, 2019

This is an example of an automated calcium scoring software to speed review of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2019

This is an example of in-stent restenosis shown using spectral CT imaging. This example was demonstrated by Philips...

Siemens Go.Top cardiovascular edition CT scanner with its detachable tablets used by the tech to control the scanner so they can stay at the patient's side longer. #SCCT19

Siemens Go.Top cardiovascular edition CT scanner with its detachable tablets used by the tech to control the scanner so they can stay at the patient's side longer. (Photo by Dave Fornell)

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There were several interesting new trends in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) imaging at the 2019...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019

August 6, 2019 — When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of...

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