CT Angiography (CTA)

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,...

tryton side branch stent, dedicated coronary side branch stent

The FDA approval of the Tryton Side Branch Stent was the biggest technology news from March. It is deployed in the side branch artery using a standard single wire balloon-expandable stent delivery system. A conventional drug eluting stent is then placed in the main vessel.

Feature | April 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell

April 3, 2017 — Here is the list of the top 25 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

RESOLVE study, RESOLVE trial, subclinical leaflet thrombosis

A CT study from the RESOLVE Trial showing valve leaflet thrombosis on a TAVR device. The trial examined a range of surgical and transcatheter valves to show thrombosis is found across both types of devices. It also examined if anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy could reduce thrombosis and allow a greater range of leaflet motion.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 — About 12 percent of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement developed non-symptomatic blood...

Dee Dee Wang, Henry Ford Hospital, 3D printing for cardiology, 3-D

Dr. Dee Dee Wang with part of Henry Ford Hospital's collection of 3-D printed hearts used for education and to preplan structural heart procedures.

Feature | 3-D Printing | March 03, 2017

March 3, 2017 — A Henry Ford Hospital study found a 100 percent success rate in left atrial appendage (LAA)...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, NICE guidance, U.K., United Kingdom, guidelines, stable chest pain
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom recently...

CT, computed tomography, IV contrast media, acute kidney injury risk, Annals of Emergency Medicine study

A new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine finds no association between intravenous contrast media used in computed tomography (CT) and kidney damage. Roughly 80 million doses of IV contrast media are given every year. Credit: American College of Emergency Physicians

News | Contrast Media | January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 — Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in...

Arterys, Cardiac MRI, cardiac MRI advances

An example of the Arterys blood flow imaging assessment software that can help automate cardiac MRI. 

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 16, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Each year imaging system manufacturers use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting at the end of...

videos, cardiology videos, DAIC, PulseTV, pulse TV
Feature | December 19, 2016

There were more than 38,250 page views for video content on Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology’s (DAIC)...

Videos | Radiation Dose Management | December 19, 2016

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., chief physicist and professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins...

coronary CT angiography, CCTA, alcohol consumption, CAD, coronary artery disease, RSNA 2016
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 — Researchers using...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | November 18, 2016

A discussion with Simon Dixon, M.D., MBChB, on the use of fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) to...

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