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.

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...

cardiac CT showing a severe right coronary artery lesion on a Toshiba Aquillion One

A cardiac CT showing a severe right coronary artery lesion on both 3-D and curved multiplanar reconstructions from a Toshiba Aquilion One CT system. The newest generation of CT scanners have very fast gantry speeds to freeze cardiac motion, improved image quality and much lower doses than previous generation scanners from a decade ago.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 13, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging really took off a decade ago with the introduction of 64-slice scanners,...

Toshiba Medical Launches Aquilion Lightning CT System
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 — Providers can now offer enhanced care and safe imaging to patients with a compact and economical...

FDA Clears Siemens Somatom go. CT platform
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Somatom go....

SCCT, Toshiba Medical, partnership, residents-in-training
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | April 05, 2017

April 5, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and Toshiba Medical announced a new...

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