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.

HeartFlow Planner Changes Treatment Strategy for Coronary Heart Disease Patients
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019 — New data demonstrated that use of the investigational HeartFlow Planner, a real-time, non-invasive...
MaxQ AI Launches Accipio Ax Slice-Level Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection
Technology | Stroke | May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 – Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that Accipio Ax will begin...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | May 20, 2019
A demonstration of how to calculate the neo-left ventricular outflow tract (neo-LVOT) on CT imaging for a transcatheter...
Siemens Somatom Force 64-slice, dual-source computed tomography (CT) system installed at the Baylor Scott & White Health Heart And Vascular Hospital.
360 Photos | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 20, 2019
This is a 360 degree photo of a Siemens Somatom Force 64-slice, dual-source computed tomography (CT) system installed...
FDA Clears Aidoc's AI Solution for Flagging Pulmonary Embolism
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider Aidoc has been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
An example of a cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) perfusion exam showing iodine contrast mapping in the myocardium, which is used as a surrogate for blood perfusion.

An example of a cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) perfusion exam showing iodine contrast mapping in the myocardium, which is used as a surrogate for blood perfusion.

Podcast | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 03, 2019
A discussion with Gianluca Pontone, M.D., Ph.D., FSCCT, director of cardiovascular MRI, Centro Cardiologico Manzino,...
Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of structural heart disease (SHD). The COAPT...
How to reduce radiation dose in cardiac CT.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 1, 2019 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)...
All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder.

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder. 

Feature | Structural Heart | March 28, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis
Structural heart interventions represent one of the fastest growing segments of cardiology, as the number of devices to...
SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions. FFR in the cath lab.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2019 | Greg Freiherr, Contributing Editor
The fingerprints of value-added medicine were all over products and works-in-progress on the exhibit floor of the...
Johns Hopkins Medicine First in U.S. to Install Canon Medical's Aquilion Precision
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019 — Johns Hopkins Medicine now has access to the first Ultra-High Resolution computed tomography (UHR CT)...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.19...
HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (fractional flow reserve computed tomography)...
Siemens Healthineers Debuts Cardiovascular Edition of Somatom go.Top CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers will introduce the Somatom go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, a new version of its...
CT, Mammograms Offer Clues to Preventing Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment
News | Cardio-oncology | March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 — An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues...