Computed Tomography (CT)

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. The section includes content on computed tomography scanners, CT contrast agents, CT angiography (CTA and CCTA), CT perfusion, spectral CT (dual souce CT), and interative reconstruction dose reduction software.

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder.

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder. 

Feature | Structural Heart | March 28, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis

Structural heart interventions represent one of the fastest growing segments of cardiology, as the number of devices...

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions. FFR in the cath lab.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2019 | Greg Freiherr, Contributing Editor
The fingerprints of value-added medicine were all over products and works-in-progress on the exhibit floor of the...
Johns Hopkins Medicine First in U.S. to Install Canon Medical's Aquilion Precision
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019 — Johns Hopkins Medicine now has access to the first...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (...

Siemens Healthineers Debuts Cardiovascular Edition of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers will introduce the Somatom go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, a new version of its...

Collage depicts broad applications in machine learning or deep learning (DL) that can be applied to advanced medical imaging technologies. Size of the liver and its fat fraction — 22 percent — (top middle in collage) can be quantified automatically using an algorithm developed by Dr. Albert Hsiao and his team at the University of California San Diego. This and other information that might be mined by DL algorithms from CT and MR images could help personalize patients’ treatment. Collage provided by Albert Hsiao

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are chock full of information that might be used...

Canon Medical Introduces Deep Learning-Based CT Image Reconstruction
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 — Canon Medical Systems recently introduced AiCE (Advanced intelligent Clear IQ Engine), a...

Canon Medical Debuts Alphenix 4-D CT at RSNA 2018
Technology | Angiography | February 06, 2019

February 6, 2019 — Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. recently introduced a new...

Siemens Healthineers Debuts AI-Rad Companion Chest CT
News | Artificial Intelligence | January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers presented its first intelligent software assistant for radiology, the AI-Rad...

Artificial Intelligence in medical imaging was the top trend and buzz at RSNA 2018.

Artificial intelligence in medical imaging was the major buzz at RSNA 2018. The expo floor had a dedicated area just to highlight artificial intelligence software for medical imaging. More than 150 vendors on the expo floor were showing software using some level of AI or deep learning. 

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | January 17, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Artificial intelligence (AI) was by far the hottest trend discussed in sessions and across the expo floor at the...

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