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.

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. 
Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | By Dave Fornell, Editor

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
Feature | RSNA | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane

Not surprisingly, many of the key trends observed at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting ...

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Demonstrations videos of new technologoies are among the most popular video content on the DAIC website each year. Included this year are videos showing how it install a subcutaneous ICD, CT photo-realistic rendering, How to implants the Micra leadless pacemaker and many others.
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December 23, 2020 — Demonstrations of new technologies and explanations of how they work are among the most popular ...

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December 16, 2020 — AI Medic Inc. announced that it has obtained official product certification from the NIDS (National ...

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An example of a body composition analysis of an abdominal CT slice with the subcutaneous fat in green, skeletal muscle red and visceral fat in yellow. This was automatically identified and analyzed via a deep learning algorithm to assess the risk for heart attack and stroke in more than 12,000 patients. #RSNA2020 #RSNA20 #RSNA
Feature | Artificial Intelligence

December 2, 2020 – Automated deep learning analysis of abdominal computed tomography (CT) images produces a more precise ...

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News | Stroke

December 1, 2020 – Medical imaging artificial intelligence (AI) vendor Avicenna.AI today announced its FDA-cleared CINA ...

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News | Cardiac Imaging

November 17, 2020 — Diagnostic imaging techniques were able to find the underlying cause of heart attack in many women ...

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An example of radiation dose tracking software from Imalogix showing data on cath lab angiography cases at RSNA 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | Dave Fornell, Editor

More than a decade ago, there was an alarming, rapid rise in ionizing radiation exposure in the U.S. population that was ...

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October 22, 2020 – In the FORECAST randomized clinical trial, the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from ...

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September 25, 2020 — A study out of University Hospitals (UH) found that removing the cost barrier for coronary artery ...

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News | Pharmaceuticals

September 10, 2020 - Icosapent ethyl (Vascepa) demonstrated significant, 17 percent regression of low attenuation plaque ...

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An example of a cardiac CT scan showing a 3-D reconstriction of the heart showing a stented vessel, and reformatted images showing the stented coronary artery with restenosis from different views. This was imaged using a Canon Aquilion Prime CT system.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA)

September 8, 2020 — The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published a report, “Current Evidence and ...

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Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, executive director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI), explains the concpet of the Door-to-Unloading (DTU) Trial he is heading, one of several innovations at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Kapur is also director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; director, interventional research laboratories; director of Cardiac Biology Research Center, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), Tufts Medical Center. Photo by Dave Fornell
Feature | Tufts Medical Center | Dave Fornell, Editor

The cardiology program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is internationally recognized for being on the forefront of ...

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