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. Find more news on cardic CT in the Society of Cariovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) channel page.

An example of a cardiac CT scan showing a 3-D reconstriction of the heart showing a stented vessel, and reformatted images showing the stented coronary artery with restenosis from different views. This was imaged using a Canon Aquilion Prime CT system.

An example of a cardiac CT scan showing a 3-D reconstriction of the heart showing a stented vessel, and reformatted images showing the stented coronary artery with restenosis from different views. This was imaged using a Canon Aquilion Prime CT system.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published a report, “Current Evidence and...
A calcium scoring CT scan showing a segment of heavily calcified coronary artery.

A calcium scoring CT scan showing a segment of heavily calcified coronary artery

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020 – The amount of calcified plaque in the heart’s arteries on computed tomography (CT) scans is a better...
Sheer stresses on the walls of arteries are believed to cause the formation atherosclerotic plaques. This is an area of research that is expected to see increased use in the next few years. This study was presented at SCCT 2020 as an example of how sheer stresses can help evaluate and predict the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). #SCCT2020 #yesCCT

Sheer stresses on the walls of arteries are believed to cause the formation atherosclerotic plaques. This is an area of research that is expected to see increased use in the next few years. This study was presented at SCCT 2020 as an example of how sheer stresses can help evaluate and predict the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest technical advances and trends in computed tomography (CT) and the latest clinical study data were discussed...
During the SCCT 2020 virtual meeting, SCCT President Ron Blackstein, M.D., Brigham and Women's, presents the SCCT Gold Award to John Lesser, M.D., MSCCT, director of advanced imaging and cardiac CT, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital. 

During the SCCT 2020 virtual meeting, SCCT President Ron Blankstein, M.D., Brigham and Women's, presented the SCCT Gold Award to John Lesser, M.D., MSCCT, director of advanced imaging and cardiac CT, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital. 

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) gave its 2020 Gold Metal Award to computed tomography (CT)...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | August 12, 2020
Advanced visualization company Medis recently purchased Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID), which...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | August 12, 2020
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains how artificial intelligence (AI) might be used in the near future to...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | August 11, 2020
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, said photon counting CT detectors were a key new technology discussed at the...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 11, 2020
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains some of most influential cardiac CT clinical papers from the past year...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 11, 2020
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains how coronary plaque assessment will become a new risk assessment tool...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 11, 2020
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, MSCCT, explains some of the discussion on CT used for COVID-19 patients at the Society...
An example of perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) imaging inside the coronary vascular wall to show areas of inflammation. #SCCT2020

An example of perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) imaging inside the coronary vascular wall to show areas of inflammation. The technology was created by Oxford University and several experts in cardiac CT imaging say this might be a game changer to improving risk assessments.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 30, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a promising recent development in cardiovascular computed tomography angiography (CCTA) to analyze plaque to...
Left, a 3-D rendering of a heart from a cardiac CT exam. Right, a lung-CT exam showing the heart and ground glass lesions in the lungs of a COVID-19 patient. CT has become a front-line imaging modality in the COVID era because it offers both cardiac and lung information to help determine a patients disposition with chest pain, COVID-19 and COVID-caused myocarditis and pulmonary embolism.

Left, a 3-D rendering of a heart from a cardiac CT exam. Right, a lung-CT exam showing the heart and ground glass lesions in the lungs of a COVID-19 patient. CT has become a front-line imaging modality in the COVID era because it offers both cardiac and lung information to help determine a patients disposition with chest pain, COVID-19 and COVID-caused myocarditis and pulmonary embolism.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 28, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
July 28, 2020 — The use of cardiovascular computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is one of the areas that has seen a...
A cardiac CT of a patient with pacemaker leads, which can be challenging to get good images due to metal artifact. This image was rendered from using Canon's AiCE AI-assisted interactive reconstruction with Global Illumination 3-D rendering from a scan on an Aquilion One Genesis SP system.

A cardiac CT of a patient with pacemaker leads, which can be challenging to get good images due to metal artifact. This image was rendered from using Canon's AiCE AI-assisted interactive reconstruction with Global Illumination 3-D rendering from a scan on an Aquilion One Genesis SP system.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 27, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
There has been tremendous growth in the field of cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) in the past two decades, with...
The new Aquilion One Genesis SP cardiac CT system uses artificial intelligence to help reconstruct low dose cardiac CT images. #SCCT2020

The new Aquilion One Genesis SP cardiac CT system uses artificial intelligence to help reconstruct low dose cardiac CT images.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020 – To meet the growing cardiovascular imaging needs of healthcare systems, Canon Medical Systems USA is...
Canon displays new CT technologies in its virtual SCCT 2020 booth.
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 06, 2020
Canon Medical Systems USA has created a virtual trade-show experience for its cardiovascular computed tomography (CT)...