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.

Images or a digital twin mitral valve of a patient created from cardiac ultrasound that were used to perform a virtual surgical procedure to test how the intervention would impact the patient prior to actually performing the procedure. The right image shows color coding for sheer stresses on the valve leaflets before and after the virtual surgery. The right image shows the model quantitation of leaflet coaptation at peak systole prior to the the virtual surgery. Read the original article in Plos One https:/
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July 16, 2021 — Canon Medical Systems USA is joining forces with Cleerly in a strategic partnership to support simple ...

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July 15, 2021 — HeartFlow, which has commercialized noninvasive computed tomography derived fractional flow reserve (FFR ...

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July 14, 2021 — Performing the first cardiac scan on their new photon-counting detector computed tomography (CT) scanner ...

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June 14, 2021 — Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in the United States, and it’s increasingly ...

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June 3, 2021 — Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI announced that it has received certification in the United ...

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Illustration of how spectral CT can help confirm findings on a conventional CT scan without requiring follow-up imaging, such as a nuclear scan. The conventional CT on the left, and the dual-energy CT on the right confirms an infarct.
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May 27, 2021 — Philips Healthcare released a workhorse computed tomography (CT) system, the Spectral CT 7500, which has ...

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May 13, 2021 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a new statement relaxing the ...

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May 12, 2021 — HeartFlow, Inc., a leader in revolutionizing precision heartcare, today announced that the National ...

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March 23, 2021 — Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have published the first-of-its-kind ...

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
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The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced ...

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An example of 3-D computer aided design (CAD) software from Materialise being used at Henry Ford Hospital to evaluate left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction from a Sapian TAVR valve virtually implanted in the mitral valve position. Henry Ford uses both 3-D printing and CAD to plan and guide complex structural heart procedures. 
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With increasing complexity of interventional structural heart disease and congenital heart disease interventions, 3-D ...

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Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images #RSNA20 #RSNA2020
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Not surprisingly, many of the key trends observed at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting ...

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