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According to new research published in Academic Radiology, a 70 degree lead tip angle was found to ensure diagnostic image quality of all modalities in CT pacemaker imaging, leading authors to dub it the “magic angle.”

In recent research, Johns Hopkins University researchers demonstrated success in utilizing cardiac imaging to predict the effectiveness of using catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib).

For patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), a successful cardiothoracic MRI is challenging but beneficial for those with intact renal function, according to a new retrospective study published in Academic Radiology

A new method to capture images of the biomechanical properties of the heart may soon be a technique used to heal heart attack victims.

While the benefits of resistance training on musculoskeletal health are on daily display in any weightlifting room, the question of how much good all those sets and reps do for the heart has been open. Now comes an imaging-based answer from Germany, where researchers using MRI found measurable cardiac changes in a randomized group of novice male “gym rats” after they’d worked out regularly for around half a year.

 

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Study reveals 'magic angle' in cardiac CT

According to new research published in Academic Radiology, a 70 degree lead tip angle was found to ensure diagnostic image quality of all modalities in CT pacemaker imaging, leading authors to dub it the “magic angle.”

Cardiac imaging helps predict success, failure of AFib procedure

In recent research, Johns Hopkins University researchers demonstrated success in utilizing cardiac imaging to predict the effectiveness of using catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Cardiothoracic MRIs in the ICU, are they effective enough?

For patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), a successful cardiothoracic MRI is challenging but beneficial for those with intact renal function, according to a new retrospective study published in Academic Radiology

New registry seeks to improve cardiovascular ultrasounds

ImageGuideEcho—the first registry devoted solely to measuring quality in cardiovascular ultrasounds— is now open to U.S. physicians.

Biomechanical image mapping may help heal heart attack victims

A new method to capture images of the biomechanical properties of the heart may soon be a technique used to heal heart attack victims.

Pumping iron does a heart good—and MRI proves it

While the benefits of resistance training on musculoskeletal health are on daily display in any weightlifting room, the question of how much good all those sets and reps do for the heart has been open. Now comes an imaging-based answer from Germany, where researchers using MRI found measurable cardiac changes in a randomized group of novice male “gym rats” after they’d worked out regularly for around half a year.

Coronary CT angiography leads to questionably appropriate interventions

Acute chest-pain patients imaged with coronary CT angiography (CCTA) are more likely to receive revascularization and invasive coronary interventions that don’t clearly improve outcomes than patients evaluated with standard functional tests such as stress EKG and stress echocardiography, according to a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

Ultrasound needle enables clear imaging during heart procedures

The first optical ultrasound needle enables real-time imaging of heart tissue during minimally invasive procedures, according to researchers in the United Kingdom.

RSNA 2017: MRI, biopsy offer minimally invasive alternative to conventional autopsy

Imaging techniques can be beneficial in identifying ischemic heart disease during minimally invasive autopsies, according to a study presented at RSNA 2017 in Chicago.

RSNA 2017: CT shows 30% of ex-NFL players have enlarged aortas

Former National Football League (NFL) players have significantly larger aortas than similarly aged men in the general population, potentially putting them at higher risk for aortic rupture or dissection, according to research presented Nov. 29 at RSNA 2017 and published online in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

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