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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.

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.”

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.


Recent Headlines

ACC 2005 Wrap-up Cardiac CT stole the limelight at March's annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Orlando.
The Next Frontier in Cath Lab Archiving

Integrated digital archives, multimodality workstations and online reporting tools are bringing radiology and cardiology departments together to share the task of archiving cath lab and cardiac images.

Toshiba proceeds with international cardiac CT study Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. is commencing a multi-center clinical study on coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) imaging using 64-slice CT technology that strives to validate the use of multislice CT for diagnostic cardiac imaging.
RTI samples new cardiovascular PACS RealTimeImage (RTI) used ACC this week to preview its web-based cardiology image management system, iPACS Cardio.
Siemens shows a unified loop of cardiovascular technologies at ACC Siemens Medical Solutions closed the gap between old and new at this week's American College of Cardiology Conference, March 6 - 8, in Orlando, Fla., showing the tried-and-true anchors of cardiovascular imaging - echo and cardiac cath - as well as shed so
GE boosts cardiac imaging and IT capabilities GE Healthcare touted enhancements to its cath lab, IT and MRI platforms and announced its first cardiac CT installation at this week's American College of Cardiology Conference, March 6 - 8, in Orlando, Fla.
ACC Preview 2005 The exhibits at the 2005 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions this month in Orlando, Fla., promise scores of solutions to advance the practice of cardiology.
IHE Moves into Cardiology Enterprise

Have you ever had to view an ECG remotely and couldn't? Had add-on echo procedures go unbilled? Had to enter patient information into multiple cath lab systems (and feared you'd make a data entry error!)?

Inside the State-of-the-Art Cath Lab

The presence of high-resolution, flat-panel digital systems is increasing in the cardiac cath lab—just in time as placements of drug-eluting stents, coronary angiographies, atrial septal defect closures and EP procedures surge.

GE introduces cardiac imaging techniques using HDMR GE Healthcare unveiled new cardiac imaging techniques developed with its high definition magnetic resonance (HDMR) system at the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) 8th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 21 - 23.