News | July 19, 2018

DAIC Magazine July-August 2018 Issue Content

Here are the stories and other content in the July-August 2018 issue of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine. Link to the digital version of the print issue.

 

Cover Story

Cardiology Societies Call for Better Radiation Dose Tracking

 

Features

Movement Toward Simpler, Wearable Cardiac Monitoring

CABANA Shows Ablation Equal to Drug Therapy
Most comprehensive, largest trial comparing therapy options for Afib

PCR: Renal Denervation May Aid Noncompliant Hypertension Patients

New Approaches to Reduce Cardiogenic Shock Mortality
New techniques have emerged over the past year that may help improve cardiogenic shock outcomes, which have remained stagnant for 20 years

Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detectors
Vendors offering options for direct digital imaging and advances in software

The Off Beat: Marijuana Might Reduce AFib, Does Not Increase Arrhythmias
HRS late-breaking study authors say further investigation is needed to understand the temporal relationship of marijuana and arrhythmias

 

Comparison Charts

Radiation Dose Monitoring

SPECT Systems

PET-CT Systems

SPECT-CT Systems

 

Case Study

The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management

 

Products

New Cardiac Technology

 

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Dianna Bardo, M.D., oversees a pediatric CT scan at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She uses technology to help lower CT X-ray radiation dose when scanning children.

The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dr. Dianna Bardo, director of body MR and co-director of 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. She said they shared these protocols as part of their partnership with Philips Healthcare. 

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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
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Nuclear cardiology SPECT scan showing myocardial perfusion. A new consensus document issues by ACC and other societies provides guidelines on managing radiation dose.
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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.

 

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We started our design from the ground up, tested many prototypes, did not want to compromise on radiation protection
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