Cardiac Imaging News

Low-dose Chest CT Effective in Reducing Radiation for Assessment of …

According to a recent research being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting, a 64-detector CT angiography utilizing prospective electrocardiographic (ECG) gating considerably reduces patient radiation dose when compared to retrospective ECG gating. The study was carried out in the Department of Radiology at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, OH. Researchers evaluated 29 patients who underwent prospectively-gated ... Read more

Radiation from Medical Imaging Tests Increases Cancer …

According to a new Canadian study, radiation from widely-used medical tests can increase the risk of developing cancer. Montreal doctors who followed nearly 83,000 patients suffering from heart attack for five years found that exposure to low-dose ... Read more

LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System Receives CE Mark …

InfraReDx, Inc., a leading developer of intelligent cardiovascular diagnostic imaging technologies, will start commercialization of its LipiScan™ IVUS Coronary Imaging System throughout Europe after receiving the CE Mark approval. With CE Mark ... Read more

VisualSonics Announced its VevoStrain Technology for …

VisualSonics Inc., a leader in real time, in vivo, high-resolution micro-imaging systems and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SonoSite Inc., announced that its new VevoStrain™ software technology has been featured on the cover of the April issue of ... Read more

Toshiba Upgrades its Cardiac Ultrasound Diagnostic …

Toshiba Medical systems has announced that it is currently working to integrate 3D Wall Motion Tracking and Tissue Enhancement technologies in its Aplio Artida cardiac ultrasound system. Moreover, Aplio MX, Aplio XG and Xario XG ultrasounds are ... Read more

Optimal Placement of Pacemaker Leads Using Speckle …

Placing pacemaker leads in the optimal area of the left ventricle using computer-enhanced echocardiography imaging produced a 50 percent lower combined rate of all-cause death and hospitalizations compared to patients with conventional lead ... Read more

Imaging-Guided Catheter Valve Replacement Similar to …

An echocardiographic and fluoroscopic-guided catheter-based procedure is equal to conventional open-heart surgery, a new study shows, at least in terms of survival for replacement of aortic heart valves in elderly high-risk patients. This is the ... Read more

MetroSouth Medical Center Uses MRI-compatible …

MetroSouth Medical Center, a leading cardiac care center in Chicago, has recently started to use MRI-compatible pacemakers in a number of its patients. Until now, patients with pacemakers weren’t allowed to have MRIs because the magnetic field ... Read more

Low-Dose CT Angiography is as Safe and Accurate as …

Low-dose coronary CT angiography matched the sensitivity of catheter-based angiography, and is a potentially valid alternative to the gold-standard for triaging symptomatic patients suspected of coronary artery disease (CAD), researchers say. Led ... Read more

DR Systems to Showcase Unity™ Cardiovascular …

DR Systems, a leading developer of healthcare information systems, announced that it will showcase the Unity™ Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) next month at the 60th annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Unity CVIS ... Read more

Ziehm Imaging Launches New Edition of Hybrid Mobile …

Ziehm Imaging has launched a new generation of the Ziehm Vision RFD mobile C-arm and will be showcasing it at ECR, Vienna, 4-7 March, 2011. Thanks to its lliquid cooling system, the new version can be used over an almost unlimited period of time. ... Read more

New MRI Technique Produces Better Artery Assessment…

Non-radioactive elastin-specific MRI dye offers advantages over x-ray and CT angiography as well as intravascular ultrasound. A new, non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can quantify coronary artery disease in patients before ... Read more

Calcium Scoring Adds Little Prognostic Value To Ct …

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring may no longer be needed for predicting major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) when a 64-section CT angiography is performed, researchers say. Led by Dr. Hyuk-Jae Chang, of the Division of Cardiology Yonsei ... Read more

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