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.

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 (DAIC...
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 Society of...
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 artificial intelligence (AI), does...
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...
Videos | EP Lab | July 26, 2019
Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 26, 2019
Andrew Choi, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, co-director, cardiac CT and MRI, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, George...
Videos | EP Lab | July 25, 2019
Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains how his facility is...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | July 24, 2019
Joao Cavalcante, M.D., FSCCT, director of structural heart CT and cardiac MRI, Minneapolis Heart Institute, discusses...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019
Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of...