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.

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 18, 2017
Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., director of clinical research and professor of medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, and past-...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 18, 2017
Matthew Budoff, M.D., FACC, professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, endowed chair of preventive...
Videos | Cardiovascular Business | July 13, 2017
Randall Thompson, M.D., outlines three new CPT codes for FFR-CT, a smart phone-based single-lead ECG system and PET...
FFR-CT, heartflow

An example of an FFR-CT image, showing the FFR values for all coronary vessel segments and the reduction in hemodynamic flow after specific lesions.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017 — The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category III Tracking Code for estimated coronary...
Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve

An example of Ziosoft's PhyZiodynamics 4-D processing showing a replaced aortic valve.

Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017 — At the 2017 annual meeting for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), Ziosoft showed...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 11, 2017
Todd Villines, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FSCCT, director of cardiac CT, Georgetown Medical Center, and president of the Society...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 10, 2017
David Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, professor of radiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, incoming editor of RSNA’s...
Heartflow FFR-CT can noninvasively assess the hemodynamic impact of coronary lesions to avoid the need for an invasive angiogram.

HeartFlow FFR-CT can noninvasively assess the hemodynamic impact of coronary lesions to avoid the need for an invasive angiogram.

Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 06, 2017
July 6, 2017 — GE Healthcare and HeartFlow Inc. announced at the annual scientific meeting of the Society of...
Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017
Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System...
Bayer Arterion contrast media Injector used to administer medical imaging contrast for CT scans.

Bayer Healthcare's Arterion contrast media injector system.

Feature | Contrast Media | June 19, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Here are several updates in medical imaging contrast media agents. Two of the biggest news items were related to safety...
GE Healthcares imaging agent Visipaque, iodixanol, is now cleared for use with cardiac CT angiography, CCTA
Technology | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for GE Healthcare’s imaging...
Philips Dosewise portal allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients

An example of radiation dose tracking software is Philips Dosewise portal, which allows X-ray radiation dose tracking for individual patients by modality, body region and exam type.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 13, 2017 | Dominic Siewko
In recent years, radiation dose management awareness has heightened across the healthcare industry to address growing...
Radiation dose monitoring in cardiac imaging, cath lab angiography

An example of dose monitoring software from Sectra, which can record dose levels by exam type, modality and set alert levels. 

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 12, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis
For all the benefits of medical imaging, most forms come with the inherent danger of radiation exposure. Public...
DAIC magazine's may issue includes a comparison chart and article on advances in cardiac CT
News | May 25, 2017
The May/June digital edition of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) is now available at http://...

Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell
As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...