CT Angiography (CTA)

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for CT systems use a series of X-ray images 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.

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | June 14, 2018

This is a 360 degree image from the Canon Aquilion One 320-slice computed tomography (CT) system installed at ...

Dianna Bardo, M.D., oversees a pediatric CT scan at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She uses technology to help lower CT X-ray radiation dose when scanning children.

The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dr. Dianna Bardo, director of body MR and co-director of 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. She said they shared these protocols as part of their partnership with Philips Healthcare. 

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | June 07, 2018

Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the...

How to reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab fluoroscopy. Imaging system in photo is a Philips XperFlex.
Feature | Angiography | June 06, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

June 6, 2018 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for angiographic X-ray imaging used in the cath lab....

Radiation dose monitoring for angiography on the Canon Infinix angiography system. Radiation dose tracking in cardiology.

An example of a real-time patient radiation dose tracking system available for Canon's angiography imaging system. Systems like this can show cumulative dose to the patient's skin as a reminder to rotate the C-arm to new positions to prevent burns during long procedures. These types of systems also can help track patient dose and the location of that dose to be included as part of their electronic patient record. This data also enables quality assurance assessments.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A new consensus document on how to mitigate radiation exposure in cardiac imaging for both patients and staff was...

A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...

iSchemaView Receives FDA Clearance for Rapid CTA
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 01, 2018

May 1, 2018 — Cerebrovascular imaging analysis company iSchemaView received final clearance from the U.S. Food and...

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this CCTA (CTA) cardiac CT from an Canon, Toshiba, Aquilion Precision, allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There have been a few big, recent advancements in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging technology...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Added to ITP Payment Program in the U.K.
News | FFR Technologies | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that the National Health Service (NHS) England has chosen the HeartFlow...

Blog | March 26, 2018

I have been looking for new ways to show readers interesting things I find during the medical conferences I attend,...

New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – HeartFlow announced that seven new commercial payers issued positive medical policies covering...

Readers of cardiac computed tomography (CT) exams often over estimate the risk if coronary artery disease (CAD) according to a new core-lab analysis from the PROMISE Trial. #RSNA17, #RSNA2017, #SCCT

Readers of cardiac computed tomography (CT) exams often over estimate the risk if coronary artery disease (CAD) according to a new core-lab analysis from the PROMISE Trial. 

News | January 29, 2018

January 26, 2017 — Results from a core lab analysis from the PROMISE Trial on cardiac computed tomography (CT) were...

Clear detail of the in-stent restenosis can be seen in this image from the new high-resolution Canon Precision CT system. RSNA 2017, #RSNA2017, #RSNA17

Clear detail of the in-stent restenosis can be seen in this image from the new high-resolution Canon Aquilion Precision CT system.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 23, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Medical imaging plays a key role in cardiology, and most of the newest radiology technology advances are first...

Siemens Healthineers, Florida Hospital Collaborate to Improve Healthcare Outcomes
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018 – Siemens Healthineers and Florida Hospital, part of Adventist Health System, have announced a...

The latest cardiovascular technology, hottest cardiac technologies of 2017. These videos include the hottest cardiology technology advances of 2017.
Blog | December 29, 2017

There have been many innovative new technologies highlighted at the medical conferences I attended in 2017. Each...

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