Nuclear Imaging

Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks
News | Cardiac Imaging | July 03, 2018
July 3, 2018 — Cardiac hybrid imaging with computed tomography (CT) and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-...
New ASNC SPECT Imaging Guideline Addresses Advances in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
News | SPECT Imaging | June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an update to its 2010 guidelines for...
FDA Clears New Imaging Functionalities for Biograph mCT PET/CT Systems
Technology | PET-CT | June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018 — Siemens Healthineers will announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of four new system...
A myocardial perfusion exam performed on the Siemens Biograph Vision PET-CT system.

A myocardial perfusion exam performed on the Siemens Biograph Vision PET-CT system.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | June 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Nuclear imaging technology for both single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and  positron emission...
Nuclear myocardial perfusion scan performed on a Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) system from Siemens Healthineers. The image shows good clarity with delineation of the left ventricular edge and papillary muscles without cardiac gating.

Nuclear myocardial perfusion scan performed on a Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) system from Siemens Healthineers. The image shows good clarity with delineation of the left ventricular edge and papillary muscles without cardiac gating.

Technology | PET-CT | June 05, 2018
June 5, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Biograph Vision, a new positron emission...
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...
Nuclear cardiology SPECT scan showing myocardial perfusion. A new consensus document issues by ACC and other societies provides guidelines on managing radiation dose.
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor
May 31, 2018 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for nuclear cardiology that was included in a new 2018 ...
Protein Clumping May Contribute to Heart Failure Development

A PET scan detects clumping proteins in rat hearts (top). The enlarged heart (right) is one with heart failure. Other PET scans showing blood flow in the rat hearts (bottom) show that the protein clumps aren't due to circulation problems. Image courtesy of Circulation Research, May 11, 2018.

News | Heart Failure | May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018 — A team led by Johns Hopkins University Researchers has discovered that protein clumps appear to...
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...
Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions.

Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions.

Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell
February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently...
Vital Unveils Newest Vitrea Advanced Visualization Release at RSNA 2017
Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 04, 2017
December 4, 2017 — Vital Images unveiled the newest version of Vitrea Advanced Visualization software, the cornerstone...
ASNC and ASE Team Up to Expand ImageGuide Registry
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 12, 2017
October 12, 2017 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...
MR Solutions Showcases Multimodality MRI Solutions on Two Continents
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017 — MR Solutions took their cryogen-free preclinical multimodality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
ScImage and Invia Partnership Announced
News | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017 — ScImage Inc. and Invia Imaging Solutions recently announced formation of a joint partnership at...
CZT SPECT camera detectors offered by GE.

A display of CZT SPECT gamma camera detectors at RSNA 2016. These detectors are more sensitive than those used in older cameras, allowing for faster scans or lower radiation dose. 

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | September 19, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Cardiac nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has been a mature area of imaging for years, but has recently...