Computed Tomography (CT)

CT systems use a series of X-ray imagbes to create an image volume datasetthatcan slices or manipulated on any plane using advanced visualization software. The section includes computed tomography scanners, CT contrast agents, CT angiography (CTA and CCTA), CT perfusion, spectral CT (dual souce CT), and interative reconstruction dose reduction software.

FFR-CT, heartflow

An example of an FFR-CT image, showing the FFR values for all coronary vessel segments and the reduction in hemodynamic flow after specific lesions.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category III Tracking Code for estimated...

Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve

An example of Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve.

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — At the 2017 annual meeting for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), Ziosoft...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 11, 2017

Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCCT, director of cardiac CT, Georgetown Medical Center, and president of the...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 10, 2017

David Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, professor of radiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, incoming editor of RSNA...

Heartflow FFR-CT can noninvasively assess the hemodynamic impact of coronary lesions to avoid the need for an invasive angiogram.

HeartFlow FFR-CT can noninvasively assess the hemodynamic impact of coronary lesions to avoid the need for an invasive angiogram.

Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 06, 2017

July 6, 2017 — GE Healthcare and HeartFlow Inc. announced at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of...

Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017

Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals...

Bayer Arterion contrast Injector used to administer medical imaging contrast for CT scans.

Bayer Healthcare's Arterion contrast injector system.

Feature | Contrast Media | June 19, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Here are several updates in medical imaging...

New Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case Discusses Child-Sizing CT Dose
News | Radiation Dose Management | June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 — The tenth special edition Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case is now available to help radiologists,...

GE Healthcares imaging agent Visipaque, iodixanol, is now cleared for use with cardiac CT angiography, CCTA
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for GE Healthcare’s...

Philips Dosewise portal allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients

An example of radiation dose tracking software is Philips Dosewise portal, which allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients by modality, body region and exam type.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 13, 2017 | Dominic Siewko

In recent years, radiation dose management awareness has heightened across the healthcare industry to address...

Radiation dose monitoring in cardiac imaging, cath lab angiography

An example of dose monitoring software from Sectra, which can record dose levels by exam type, modality and set alert levels. 

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 12, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis

For all the benefits of medical imaging, most forms come with...

DAIC magazine's may issue includes a comparison chart and article on advances in cardiac CT
News | May 25, 2017

The May/June digital edition of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) is now available at...

HRS released a consensus statement on MRI for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices
Feature | May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released a first-of-its-kind consensus statement in the United States...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...

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