Cardiac Imaging News

MRI Used to Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Increases with …

Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of aortic atherosclerosis can foresee the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues in healthy people. The study, which was published in the June issue of Radiology, is the first of its kind in assessing the extrapolative significance of MRI measures of aortic atherosclerosis for possible cardiac episodes. "This is an important study, because it ... Read more

New Algorithm Measures Heart Rate by Head Movements…

A newly developed algorithm has the ability to measure heart rates of individuals displayed on a digital video-platform by observing indiscernible head movements that come with a rush of blood due to the heart’s activity. Researchers from the ... Read more

New Research Validates Worth of PET/MR Compared to …

Researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2013 Annual Meeting say that only a few years ago, an implementation positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging was available on in research-based ... Read more

SNMMI: Exercise FDG-PET Outdoes Stress MPI in …

In a recent study, presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, it was found that Exercise FDG-PET considerably outdid SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in identifying  ischemia in patients with ... Read more

Cardiac MRI Use Lessens Unpleasant Events for Patients …

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center doctors have discovered that using stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in an Emergency Department observation unit to care and treat patients with severe chest pain is beneficial for both the patient ... Read more

Intermountain Tool Tracks Cumulative Patient Radiation…

Intermountain Healthcare is launching a system that will allow it to measure and report patients' cumulative radiation exposure from image examinations. Hospital officials, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, said they hope ... Read more

Implanted Cardiac Devices Could Be Subject to Tampering…

Sensors made to pick up a heart's rhythm in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers could be subject to tampering, according to research from the University of Michigan. An announcement from Michigan highlights experiments in simulated ... Read more

Advances in Bedside Echocardiography…

Echocardiography is one of the most important, convenient, informative, and readily available cardiac imaging techniques. The cardiac imaging with ultrasound waves was introduced to the clinical practise in the early fifties of the last century. The ... Read more

Multi-Detector CT Coronary Angiography…

Invasive coronary angiography via cardiac catheterisation has been the gold standard in assessment of the coronary tree in patients with chest pain and ischemic heart diseases for more than half a century now. It has been used to assess the site and ... Read more

Telehealth for Cardiovascular Disease Patients Cuts …

Synchronous telehealth for cardiovascular disease patients helps to reduce costs, admission rates and length of stay, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the Medical Internet Research. The study took place at the Telehealth ... Read more

CPOE Alerts Help to Reduce Unnecessary CT Scans…

Computerized physician order entry with decision-support alerts can help to curb unnecessary CT scans, according to new research published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. According to the study, conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital in ... Read more

New Software is All Heart
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A new software-based prototype to help doctors identify the extent of heart disease in patients without recourse to invasive procedures is to be tested on 100 patients during a three-year trial. The prototype, which has been developed by ... Read more

SonoSite AxioTrack Needle Guidance Technology Now …

SonoSite, or these days FUJIFILM SonoSite, has launched its AxoTrack needle guidance technology on the SonoSite M-Turbo line of ultrasounds. Developed by Soma Access Systems out of Greenville, South Carolina, the newly FDA approved AxoTrack ... Read more

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