SCCT

This channel contains news about the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. SCCT is a leading resource for the subspecialty of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA or CCTA). 

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...
Vital Images Highlights Vitrea Advanced Visualization Version 7 at SCCT 2017
News | Enterprise Imaging | June 29, 2017
June 29, 2017 — Vital Images is highlighting the benefits of its Vitrea solutions as it participates in the 12th Annual...
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...

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...
cardiac CT showing a severe right coronary artery lesion on a Toshiba Aquillion One

A cardiac CT showing a severe right coronary artery lesion on both 3-D and curved multiplanar reconstructions from a Toshiba Aquilion One CT system. The newest generation of CT scanners have very fast gantry speeds to freeze cardiac motion, improved image quality and much lower doses than previous generation scanners from a decade ago.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 13, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging really took off a decade ago with the introduction of 64-slice scanners, which...
RESOLVE study, RESOLVE trial, subclinical leaflet thrombosis

A CT study from the RESOLVE Trial showing valve leaflet thrombosis on a TAVR device. The trial examined a range of surgical and transcatheter valves to show thrombosis is found across both types of devices. It also examined if anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy could reduce thrombosis and allow a greater range of leaflet motion.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017 — About 12 percent of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement developed non-symptomatic blood clots...
calcium scan, CAC score, CT, heart disease screening, prevention, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging study
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 08, 2017
March 8, 2017 — Through computed tomography (CT) images of the heart and other types of imaging, build-up of dangerous...
Dee Dee Wang, Henry Ford Hospital, 3D printing for cardiology, 3-D

Dr. Dee Dee Wang with part of Henry Ford Hospital's collection of 3-D printed hearts used for education and to preplan structural heart procedures.

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | March 03, 2017
March 3, 2017 — A Henry Ford Hospital study found a 100 percent success rate in left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion...
GE Healthcare, GSI Xtream, FDA clearance, spectral CT, Revolution, RSNA 2017, SCCT
Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of GSI Xtream on...