From the heart: Imaging at ACC.15

Tomorrow in San Diego, thousands will gather to kick off the start of the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session & Expo, which runs from March 14 – 16. Cutting-edge imaging in the cardiology space will be on display throughout the conference, from the late-breaking trials to the educational sessions.

Whether you’ll be in attendance or following from home, you’ll want to pay attention to the results of the PROMISE trial (PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of chest pain) as researchers unveil results from their study comparing anatomic and functional diagnostic testing for chest pain. Also of interest is the work of Adel Allam, MD, from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and colleagues, who have used CT on mummies to track heart disease across time. For a preview, check out Health Imaging’s past coverage of a paper from Allam et al here.

These topics and a few other imaging-specific highlights are outlined in the slide show below.

For live coverage of all ACC.15 has to offer, be sure to follow the reports from our sister publication Cardiovascular Business (and on Twitter by following @CardioBusiness). And keep an eye on the Health Imaging newsletter next week as we bring you the top stories in imaging at ACC.15 and beyond.


-Evan Godt
Editor – Health Imaging