MRI of brain connectivity performed in an early phase after cardiac arrest showed the potential to identify if a patient may recover cognitive functional ability after one year.
Apr 23, 2018 | Cardiovascular
CMS updated its National Coverage Determination (NCD) conditions granting MRI eligibility to Medicare beneficiaries with implanted pacemakers or cardioverter defibrillators.
Apr 12, 2018 | Cardiovascular
NHS England selected HeartFlow's analysis system to be a part of its Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) program, according to an April 10 article by Cardiovascular Business.
Recent research found a machine learning algorithm outperformed coronary CT angiography and quantitative coronary angiography in identifying heart blockages.
Apr 09, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles have created a new cardiac MRI test that may increase diagnostic accuracy and reliability while improving patient comfort and decreasing test time.
Apr 04, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Jane E. Brody, a personal health columnist for the New York Times, recalled a time a few years back when her brother decided to request a calcium heart scan that, fortunately, didn't reveal any major problems. Still, the memory prompted her to pen a column about the noninvasive imaging technique.
Mar 28, 2018 | Cardiovascular
In a multiethnic cohort study published March 9 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, researchers found liver fibrosis may be strongly associated with a patient's history of heart failure, atrial fibrillation or coronary heart disease.
Mar 28, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A team of international researchers showed that quantitative flow ratio (QFR) was feasible for testing coronary artery stenosis, and more accurate compared to traditional wire-based fractional flow reserve (FFR), according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.
Mar 27, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Patients with multiple acute infarction patterns may benefit the most from dual antiplatelet therapy compared to others who have experienced a minor stroke, according to a recent study of imaging data published online March 26 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A study published in the journal Digital Medicine found a trained artificial intelligence (AI) platform classified echocardiogram views with 98 percent accuracy—outperforming board-certified cardiologists.
Mar 26, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A recent study published in the April 2018 issue of Radiology optimized a four-step approach to accurately detect hemodynamically significant intermediate-stenosis lesions, which outperformed coronary CT angiography. Researchers also found using coronary contrast opacification variations to estimate blood flow distribution may improve CT fractional flow reserve accuracy.
Mar 08, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Just 22-years-old and a CEO of a biotech company, Peeyush Shrivastava aims for the remarkable, regardless of age. He hopes to engineer a 3D scanner capable of diagnosing heart disease in 90 seconds.
Mar 07, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Silicon Valley-based Heartflow and medical imaging experts from the Imperial College London have announced a collaboration to develop a noninvasive method to detect coronary artery blockages by producing 3D images of the heart.
Mar 05, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A pair of studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found two novel forms of cardiac MRI that may accurately detect microvascular coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiac microvascular dysfunction (CMD), according to a recent article by Cardiovascular Business.
Feb 21, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Despite an increase of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams in emergency departments (EDs) in the last decade, myocardial perfusion imaging examinations (MPI) and stress echocardiography remain the dominant imaging exams for patients with acute chest pain, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Feb 15, 2018 | Cardiovascular
According to new research 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.”
Feb 13, 2018 | Cardiovascular
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).
Feb 07, 2018 | Cardiovascular
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. 
Feb 02, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A new MRI study presented at the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) 2018 conference in Barcelona has found that crash diets can cause temporary deterioration in heart function, according to a report by Science Daily.  
Jan 25, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A new method to capture images of the biomechanical properties of the heart may soon be a technique used to heal heart attack victims.
Jan 11, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Carotid ultrasound improves the cardiovascular risk stratification of individuals with the skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), according to a study published Jan. 4 in PLOS One.