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VIDEO: Better Flow Quantification and Rise of PET Among Trends in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
Rob Beanlands, M.D., FASNC, 2019 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) president, shares a couple trends he sees in cardiac nuclear imaging. He is the Vered Chair and division head of cardiology and director of the National Cardiac PET Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada.
He said overall trends he sees in nuclear cardiology include the use of better myocardial reserve quantification so it is clear whether revascularization would help patients. Beanlands also said there is increasing interest in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging because of its superior image quality and increasing access to PET radiotracers. New tracers on the horizon will also increase the image quality and flexibility of PET to accommodate exercise stress.
Many of the key trends in radiology seen at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting are discussed by ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and ITN Editor Dave Fornell.
Here are ITN Editor Dave Fornell's choices for the most innovative new imaging technologies shown on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 annual meeting.
Siemens introduces True volume transesophageal echo (TEE) transducer — this 3-D/4-D 90°x90° TEE solution enables clinically meaningful echocardiography visualization of anatomy, volume color Doppler and function in one volume view, without compromises like stitching. Combined with eSieValves advanced cardioac ultrasound analysis package, it offers automated modeling and quantification in seconds allowing cardiologists to remove the guesswork from valve sizing. For more information: usa.healthcare.siemens.com/ultrasound/cardiovascular/acuson-sc2000-ultrasound-system/features
Doug Drachman, M.D., Mass General Hospital Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, explains how to prevent and manage access site complications, use of vascular closure devices and how to aid patient ambulation following PCI.
Ziad Ali, M.D., senior scientist at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), discusses the current trials and future possibilities of intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy imaging to identify and pre-treat vulnerable plaque.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies discussed in sessions and shown on the expo floor at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 meeting.
DAIC Editor, Dave Fornell, interviews Jim Hermiller, M.D., FACC, director of interventional cardiology, St. Vincent Heart Center-Indiana, and a principle investigator in the Absorb III Trial. Read the article "FDA Approves First Totally Bioresorbable Stent."
John Stevens, chairman and CEO of HeartFlow, explains his company's computed tomography (CT)-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment technology, which may eliminate the need for catheter-based FFR measurements.
Centricity Cardio Enterprise Solution from GE Healthcare is designed to empower Cardiologists to enhance patient care through full clinical access, optimized productivity and enhanced revenue cycle efficiencies. Omar Sunna, global product manager for GE Healthcare IT, explains some of the highlights of the system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.
Toshiba launched its new myocardial perfusion software for computed tomography (CT) during the 2014 American College of College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting. Perfusion imaging is now available on both the Aquillion One and Aqullion One Vision CT systems.
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Past President Matthew Budoff, M.D., explains some of the new technology and latest trends seen in cardiac CT during the SCCT 2014 annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.
The Aplio 500 CV is the system of choice for all premium 2-D cardiac exams. Featuring Toshiba's 2-D Wall Motion Tracking technology, the system provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with unrivaled accuracy and reproducibility. With on-board cardiac quantification measurements in all directions (radial, circumferential, 2D rotation and longitudinal), the Aplio 500 CV system is designed to get the most comprehensive information anytime and anywhere in the hospital, right at the patient's bedside. Additional cardiac-specific technologies include Tissue Enhancement, Advanced Dynamic Flow, Lateral Gain Controls, Tissue Doppler, Stress Echo, Flex-M Mode and Auto IMT. The system is easy to use, with superior ergonomics and a smaller footprint, making it easier to maneuver for greater patient access and improved workflow. For more information: http://medical.toshiba.com/products/ul/cardiovascular/index.php
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights his choices for some of the most innovative new technology at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2014 meeting.
ASE Past President James Thomas, M.D., explains some of the hot topics in cardiovascular ultrasound at the 2014 meeting of the American Society Echocardiography (ASE).
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for the most innovative new technologies in nuclear imaging that were on display at the 2014 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.
Satoshi Minoshima, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Scientific Committee, discusses the new technologies and trends at SNMMI 2014.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies shown on the expo floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.
Bioresorbable stent technology was one of the big interventional technologies discussed at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting. Doug Drachman, M.D., Mass General Hospital, explains where the technology is today and what we will likely see in the future. Read the article "FDA Approves First Totally Bioresorbable Stent."
The biggest late-breaking news to come out of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting was from the CoreValve High-Risk pivotal trial, which showed a transcatheter valve offers a 26 percent survival benefit over surgical valve replacement. Co-Principal Investigator David Adams, M.D., explained the impact of the trial.
A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to meet its primary endpoint for efficacy in the U.S. SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial. Michael Jaff , D.O., worked as part of the core lab for the trial and explains the trial outcomes and the future of renal denervation technology. He spoke to DAIC at the 2014 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting where the trial results were released.
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A big trend in healthcare IT at HIMSS 2014 was the creation of enterprise-wide image access systems. With the introduction of vendor neutral archives (VNAs), enterprise imaging will increasingly be taken out of the hands of radiology and move to the responsibility of hospital IT directors. In this form, radiology may become just another department contributing images to the VNA. HIMSS also highlighted the proliferation of new, inexpensive home use patient monitors.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies discussed in sessions and shown on the expo floor at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 meeting.
Scott Lim, M.D., director of the Heart Valve Center at the University of Virginia Medical Center, investigator in the EVEREST and COAPT trials, discusses the MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair system at TCT 2013. The device recieved FDA clearance a couple days before TCT.
Herbert Aronow, M.D., MPH, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, and an active member of ACC and SCAI, explains the top interventional cardiology highlights at TCT 2013.
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) President Benjamin Byrd III, M.D., FASE, explains some of the recent trends and issues facing cardiac ultrasound. These trends include reimbursement issues, the rapid expansion of point-of-care ultrasound and the critical role played by the new sub-specialty of interventional ultrasound.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights some of the biggest trends and most innovative technology discussed during the American Society of Echocardiology (ASE) 2013 annual meeting.
Agfa Healthcare introduced new functionality and workflow improvements for its completely revised cardiovascular information system (CVIS), introduced at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting. The CV12 system offers new solutions for echocardiography, nuclear perfusion imaging, cath lab reporting and ECG management and reporting. For more information, visit www.agfahealthcare.com
SunTech demonstrated its new Tango M2 cardiac stress test automated blood pressure monitoring system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013. The system eliminates the need to manually take blood pressure readings during a stress test, which can sometimes be difficult because of patient motion. It also allows clinicians to focus on the patient and the test instead of worrying about periodic blood pressure measurements. For more information, visit www.SunTechMed.com/TM2Info
McKesson highlighted enhancements to its cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 13. The system offers new modules for electrophysiology, inventory control and aids interoperability for better change capture and data mining. For more information, visit www.allaboutCVIS.com
Ajay Kirtane, M.D., SD, chief academic officer at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, explains the key highlights regarding interventional cardiology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013. These included data on the use of cangrelor vs. clopidogrel during cath lab procedures, first U.S. reports on using the smaller Sapient XT transcatheter aortic valve, and the safety of using shorter duration dual-antiplatelet therapy with drug-eluting stents.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013 Scientific Session Committee Chairman Miguel Quinones, M.D., explains some of the key highlights from this year's meeting. Highlights included the impact of niacin on lowering cholesterol, new data on transcatheter aortic valve repair, and how mummies show atherosclerosis is not a modern disease.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell explains his choices for the most innovative new technology on the expo floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013. These include new angiography systems, dose monitoring software and technology integrations, an iPhone ECG monitoring device, ultrasound-aided CRT lead optimization, and new radiation protection aprons that are up to 50 percent lighter.
The Iowa Heart Center created a telecardiology program that connects cardiologists in Des Moines with satellite facilities in rural towns around the state. With help from Esaote, patients can have their echo exams performed on a compact ultrasound system and delivered to Des Moines for review by experts. Iowa Heart will detail its program during sessions at ACC.2013, March 9-11, in San Francisco.
At RSNA 2012, Hitachi featured its Echelon Oval 1.5T MRI system, which features the widest bore on the market at 74 cm, a wide table and the ability to perform non-contrast MR angiography exams. Hitachi also highlighted new features for its Scenaria CT system, which is upgradeable to a 128-slice system, offers new, faster iterative reconstruction software and cardiac imaging packages.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights the latest advancements that will impact cardiovascular imaging from the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. RSNA is the largest medical imaging show in the world and most advancements are shown here first.
Imaging Technology News experts discuss the trends and latest technology they saw on the show floor and in sessions at RSNA 2012. Their discussions include some of the most innovative new devices and software to solve issues facing radiology today.
One-year results from the ADAPT-DES Trial were presented during TCT 2012. It examined patient hyporesponsiveness to clopidogrel and aspirin in a large-scale, prospective, multicenter study.
Results from the POSEIDON Trial were presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2012. Data showed a positive strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with renal impairment undergoing interventional catheterization procedures. CIN is also referred to as acute kidney injury (AKI). The data is presented in a press conference by Sonjot Brar, M.D., MPH, Kaiser Permanente.
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The PC Trial data presented at TCT 2012 looked at transcather PFO closure vs. medical therapy in preventing cryptogenic strokes.