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.

New Algorithm Expands Neurologists' Ability to Assess for Clot-removing Procedure
News | Stroke | October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 — An algorithm developed by faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (...

New ESC Guideline Provides Class 1 Recommendation for Coronary CTA
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new...

HeartFlow Announces FDA Clearance for HeartFlow Planner
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019 — HeartFlow Inc. has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Blog | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 05, 2019

 

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The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology.

The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology. 

Feature | September 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

September 3, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

Videos | Advanced Visualization | August 09, 2019

An example of Siemens' photo-realistic Cinematic image reconstruction. This image is from a CTA exam from a Siemens...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 08, 2019

This is a quick video example of a cardiac computed tomography (CT) exam showing a Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 08, 2019

This is an example of an automated calcium scoring software to speed review of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2019

This is an example of in-stent restenosis shown using spectral CT imaging. This example was demonstrated by Philips...

Siemens Go.Top cardiovascular edition CT scanner with its detachable tablets used by the tech to control the scanner so they can stay at the patient's side longer. #SCCT19

Siemens Go.Top cardiovascular edition CT scanner with its detachable tablets used by the tech to control the scanner so they can stay at the patient's side longer. (Photo by Dave Fornell)

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There were several interesting new trends in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) imaging at the 2019...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019

August 6, 2019 — When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of...

In June 2019, Medis received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its QAngio XA 3D technology (QFR). The FFR-angio technology can show the FFR readings in a 3-D image and overlaid on a fluoro image.

In June 2019, Medis received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its QAngio XA 3D technology (QFR). The FFR-angio technology can show the FFR readings in a 3-D image and overlaid on a fluoro image. 

Feature | FFR Technologies | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell and Greg Freiherr

New technologies have been developed that may replace the traditional pressure wires and adenosine to assess the...

Coronary CT angiography images of a coronary artery depicting the perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) before and after biologic therapy at one-year follow-up. Patients had excellent response to biologic therapy, showing clear reductions in the inflammation in plaques that cause heart attacks and stokes. Image from the Oxford Academic Cardiovascular CT Core Lab and Lab of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases at NHLBI.

Coronary CT angiography images of a coronary artery depicting the perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) before and after psoriasis biologic drug therapy at one-year follow-up. Patients had excellent response to biologic therapy, showing clear reductions in the inflammation in plaques that cause heart attacks and stokes. Image from the Oxford Academic Cardiovascular CT Core Lab and Lab of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases at NHLBI.

 

Feature | Pharmaceuticals | July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 — Researchers found anti-inflammatory drug therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can...

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