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.

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August 20, 2020 – The amount of calcified plaque in the heart’s arteries on computed tomography (CT) scans is a better ...

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Sheer stresses on the walls of arteries are believed to cause the formation atherosclerotic plaques. This is an area of research that is expected to see increased use in the next few years. This study was presented at SCCT 2020 as an example of how sheer stresses can help evaluate and predict the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). #SCCT2020 #yesCCT
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The latest technical advances and trends in computed tomography (CT) and the latest clinical study data were discussed ...

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Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains how artificial intelligence (AI) might be used in the near future to ...

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Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, said photon counting CT detectors were a key new technology discussed at the Soc ...

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Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains some of most influential cardiac CT clinical papers from the past year ...

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Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains how coronary plaque assessment will become a new risk assessment tool ...

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Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains some of the discussion on CT used for COVID-19 patients at the Society ...

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An example of perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) imaging inside the coronary vascular wall to show areas of inflammation. #SCCT2020
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There is a promising recent development in cardiovascular computed tomography angiography (CCTA) to analyze plaque to ...

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Left, a 3-D rendering of a heart from a cardiac CT exam. Right, a lung-CT exam showing the heart and ground glass lesions in the lungs of a COVID-19 patient. CT has become a front-line imaging modality in the COVID era because it offers both cardiac and lung information to help determine a patients disposition with chest pain, COVID-19 and COVID-caused myocarditis and pulmonary embolism.
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July 28, 2020 — The use of cardiovascular computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is one of the areas that has seen a ...

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A cardiac CT of a patient with pacemaker leads, which can be challenging to get good images due to metal artifact. This image was rendered from using Canon's AiCE AI-assisted interactive reconstruction with Global Illumination 3-D rendering from a scan on an Aquilion One Genesis SP system.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | Dave Fornell, Editor

There has been tremendous growth in the field of cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) in the past two decades, with ...

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July 20, 2020 – To meet the growing cardiovascular imaging needs of healthcare systems, Canon Medical Systems USA is ...

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July 15, 2020 — Cardiac CT exams performed to assess heart health also provide an effective way to screen for osteoporos ...

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The Medis QFR technology allows non-invasive functional FFR assessment of coronary flow based on standard X-ray angiographic images in the cath lab without the use of a pressure wire.
Feature | FFR Technologies | Dave Fornell, Editor

Fractional flow reserve (FFR) pressure wires have been used now in interventional cardiology procedures for more than a ...

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