Computed Tomography (CT)

Houston Methodist Hospital Enters Multi-Year Technology and Research Agreement With Siemens Healthineers
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017 — Houston Methodist Hospital and Siemens Healthineers have entered into a multi-year agreement to...

Four Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Issue Positive Medical Policies on HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | FFR Catheters | August 09, 2017

August 9, 2017 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that four Blue Cross Blue Shield companies have each issued a positive...

Moffitt Cancer Center Enhances Patient Care with Toshiba Medical's Infinix-i 4-D
News | Interventional Radiology | August 03, 2017

August 3, 2017 — Cancer patients at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., now have access to advanced diagnostic...

Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays FFR readings as an overlay on live angiographic, angiogram images.

Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays hemodynamic pressure drop points in an overlay on live angiographic images, matching up the iFR readings with corresponding lesions. The system is supposed to speed diagnostic decision making and help guide percutaneous revascularization procedures. 

Feature | FFR Catheters | July 31, 2017 | Dave Fornell

The gold standard for assessing the hemodynamic significance of coronary lesions to determine if they should be...

New York Hospital Finds Significant Cost Savings With Toshiba's Aquilion One CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — In five years, Kaleida Health’s Stroke Care Center (SCC) at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo...

Samsung Introduces FDA-Cleared BodyTom Elite CT Scanner
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017 — Samsung announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the BodyTom Elite, an upgraded...

Comparison of 0.5 to 0.25 mm CT scanner resolution showing a coronary stent

A comparison of what a coronary stent looks like in 0.5 and 0.25 mm CT scanner resolutions.

Blog | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 21, 2017

When the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) was formed in the mid-1990s, its primary goal was to...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 21, 2017

DAIC and ITN Editor Dave Fornell discusses some of the most innovative new computed tomography (CT) technology and...

Cardiac CT scan showing plaque and calcification in the coronary arteries, from a Toshiba CT scanner
News | Business | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created a reimbursement fee chart for...

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 18, 2017

Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., director of clinical research and professor of medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, and past-...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 18, 2017

Matthew Budoff, M.D., FACC, professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, endowed chair of...

Low Doses of Radiation Could Harm Cardiovascular Health
News | Radiation Dose Management | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — Ionizing radiation, such as X-rays, has a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system even at doses...

Videos | Business | July 13, 2017

Randall Thompson, M.D., outlines three new CPT codes for FFR-CT, a smart phone-based single-lead ECG system and PET...

FFR-CT, heartflow

An example of an FFR-CT image, showing the FFR values for all coronary vessel segments and the reduction in hemodynamic flow after specific lesions.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category III Tracking Code for estimated...

Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve

An example of Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve.

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — At the 2017 annual meeting for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), Ziosoft...

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