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.

How to reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab fluoroscopy. Imaging system in photo is a Philips XperFlex.
Feature | Angiography | June 06, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
June 6, 2018 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for angiographic X-ray imaging used in the cath lab. This...
Radiation dose monitoring for angiography on the Canon Infinix angiography system. Radiation dose tracking in cardiology.

An example of a real-time patient radiation dose tracking system available for Canon's angiography imaging system. Systems like this can show cumulative dose to the patient's skin as a reminder to rotate the C-arm to new positions to prevent burns during long procedures. These types of systems also can help track patient dose and the location of that dose to be included as part of their electronic patient record. This data also enables quality assurance assessments.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A new consensus document on how to mitigate radiation exposure in cardiac imaging for both patients and staff was...
A key slide from Elnabawi's presentation, showing cardiac CT plaque evaluations, showing the impact of psoriasis medication on coronary plaques at baseline and one year of treatment. It shows a reversal of vulnerable plaque development. #SCAI, #SCAI2018

A key slide from Elnabawi's presentation, showing cardiac CT plaque evaluations, showing the impact of psoriasis medication on coronary plaques at baseline and one year of treatment. It shows a reversal of vulnerable plaque development.  

Feature | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 – New clinical evidance shows common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO), a chronic inflammatory skin...
A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...
iSchemaView Receives FDA Clearance for Rapid CTA
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 01, 2018
May 1, 2018 — Cerebrovascular imaging analysis company iSchemaView received final clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...
The use of metal artifact reduction software on this CCTA (CTA) cardiac CT from an Canon, Toshiba, Aquilion Precision, allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell
There have been a few big, recent advancements in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging technology....
HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Added to ITP Payment Program in the U.K.
News | FFR Technologies | April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that the National Health Service (NHS) England has chosen the HeartFlow FFRct...
Blog | March 26, 2018
I have been looking for new ways to show readers interesting things I find during the medical conferences I attend, so...
HeartFlow Enters into Licensing Agreement with Cedars-Sinai for Coronary Plaque Assessment Technology
News | March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 –  HeartFlow, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a licensing and technology transfer...
New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 – HeartFlow announced that seven new commercial payers issued positive medical policies covering the...
Readers of cardiac computed tomography (CT) exams often over estimate the risk if coronary artery disease (CAD) according to a new core-lab analysis from the PROMISE Trial. #RSNA17, #RSNA2017, #SCCT

Readers of cardiac computed tomography (CT) exams often over estimate the risk if coronary artery disease (CAD) according to a new core-lab analysis from the PROMISE Trial. 

News | January 29, 2018
January 26, 2017 — Results from a core lab analysis from the PROMISE Trial on cardiac computed tomography (CT) were...
Clear detail of the in-stent restenosis can be seen in this image from the new high-resolution Canon Precision CT system. RSNA 2017, #RSNA2017, #RSNA17

Clear detail of the in-stent restenosis can be seen in this image from the new high-resolution Canon Aquilion Precision CT system.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 23, 2018 | Dave Fornell
Medical imaging plays a key role in cardiology, and most of the newest radiology technology advances are first unveiled...
Siemens Healthineers, Florida Hospital Collaborate to Improve Healthcare Outcomes
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018 – Siemens Healthineers and Florida Hospital, part of Adventist Health System, have announced a multi-...
The latest cardiovascular technology, hottest cardiac technologies of 2017. These videos include the hottest cardiology technology advances of 2017.
Blog | December 29, 2017
There have been many innovative new technologies highlighted at the medical conferences I attended in 2017. Each year,...
BlueCross BlueShield Companies in Eight States Issue Positive Medical Policies for HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | FFR Technologies | December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), which operates Blue Cross and Blue...