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.

Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool
News | Pulmonary Embolism | March 04, 2019
March 4, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its...
Artificial Intelligence in medical imaging was the top trend and buzz at RSNA 2018.

Artificial intelligence in medical imaging was the major buzz at RSNA 2018. The expo floor had a dedicated area just to highlight artificial intelligence software for medical imaging. More than 150 vendors on the expo floor were showing software using some level of AI or deep learning. 

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | January 17, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Artificial intelligence (AI) was by far the hottest trend discussed in sessions and across the expo floor at the world'...
The American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 meeting news was the most popular content in cardiology, cardiac technology in November 2018

News from the American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 meeting in November generated the most interest with DAIC readers during the month. The most popular cardiology content from AHA included items 1-3, 6-8, 13, 15, 17 and 19 on this month's list.

Feature | December 04, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
December 4, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 14, 2018
Matthew Budoff, M.D., professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, spoke at the 2018 American Heart...
A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the high risk the patient is for a heart attack event. CAC exam

A CT calcium scoring image showing calcified plaques in coronary vessel segments. The higher the calcium content of the vessels, the higher risk the patient is for a heart attack event. Image courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 17, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A picture is worth a thousand words, and to patients concerned about their health, detailed images of the coronary...
CT Offers Non-Invasive Alternative for Complex Coronary Disease Treatment Planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. The use of FFR-CT in the trial showed better planning for interventional procedures.

CT cffers a non-invasive alternative for complex coronary disease treatment planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. 

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 16, 2018
October 16, 2018 — A new study published in the European Heart Journal[1] shows computed tomography (CT) can be a...
iSchemaView RAPID Technology Now Installed in More Than 500 Stroke Centers
News | Stroke | August 28, 2018
August 27, 2018 — iSchemaView announced that more than 575 stroke centers in 22 countries have selected the RAPID...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | September 10, 2018
Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., professor of cardiology and radiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, and past-president...
CT-FFR example showing heavily calcified coronary arteries on CT that did not have hemodynamically significant impact on blood flow.

FFR-CT was by far the hottest cardiac technology topic on DAIC in July. Eight of the top 20 pieces of content were about or mention FFR-CT. This image shows an example of the image-based technology that noninvasively assesses coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the entire coronary tree. The CT image on the left shows two heavily calcified coronary arteries, but the FFR-CT analysis shows there is not a significant impact on hemodynamics, so the patient does not need revascularization. 

Feature | August 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
August 2, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018
A 360 degree view of a computed tomography (CT) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) work up assessment using...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018
A 360 degree view of the first dedicated cardiac computed tomography (CT) system, the GE Healthcare CardioGraphe...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | July 27, 2018
A 360 degree photo of the 3-D printed models created from cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans displayed in the Vital...
An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, autro traces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment. This greatly speeds CT workflows, saving time for techs, radiologists and cardiologists #SCCT2018

An example of the newest generation of smart cardiac CT software that automatically identifies the anatomy, auto-traces the centerlines on the entire coronary tree and labels each vessel segment. This greatly speeds CT workflows, saving time for  techs, radiologists and cardiologists. 

Blog | SCCT | July 27, 2018
Here is a round-up of the latest technology updates and trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) from the Society of...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2018
A discussion with Patricia Dickson, LRT(CT), director of imaging and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology Associates...
A comparison of CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockages and the correspending FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention.

A comparison of a CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockage and the corresponding FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention. Image courtesy of Kavitha Chinnaiyan, William Beaumont Hospital.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 23, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The use of non-invasive fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was the hottest topic discussed at the Society of...