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.

Iodine-based CT contrast with ready for scanning with a Canon Aquilion One 320-slice CT system at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in the Chicago suburbs. It is not clear that contrast caused contract induced nephrapathy (CIN), also referred to as acute kidney injury (AKI) or contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CAAKI),

Iodine-based CT contrast ready for scanning with a Canon Aquilion One 320-slice CT system at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in the Chicago suburbs.

Feature | Contrast Media | May 31, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Iodine-based contrast agents used in...

Cardiac CT image 3D reconstruction of the heart
Sponsored Content | Webinar | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 29, 2019

This webinar will explain technical considerations when performing cardiac CT angiography in pediatric patients. It...

CT myocardial perfusion
Sponsored Content | Webinar | May 29, 2019

Chest pain is one of the most frequent reasons for an evaluation in the emergency room.There are multiple imaging...

HeartFlow Planner Changes Treatment Strategy for Coronary Heart Disease Patients
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 — New data demonstrated that use of the investigational HeartFlow Planner, a real-time, non-invasive...

MaxQ AI Launches Accipio Ax Slice-Level Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection
Technology | Stroke | May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 – Medical diagnostic...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | May 20, 2019

A demonstration of how to calculate the neo-left ventricular outflow tract (neo-LVOT) on CT imaging for a...

Siemens Somatom Force 64-slice, dual-source computed tomography (CT) system installed at the Baylor Scott & White Health Heart And Vascular Hospital.
360 Photos | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 20, 2019

This is a 360 degree photo of a Siemens Somatom Force 64-slice, dual-source computed tomography (CT) system...

An example of a cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) perfusion exam showing iodine contrast mapping in the myocardium, which is used as a surrogate for blood perfusion.

An example of a cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) perfusion exam showing iodine contrast mapping in the myocardium, which is used as a surrogate for blood perfusion.

Podcast | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 03, 2019

A discussion with ...

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of...
How to reduce radiation dose in cardiac CT.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

April 1, 2019 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)...

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...

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