Coronary CT angiography (CTA) is diagnostically accurate in detecting scaffold luminal obstruction, according to a team of international researchers, signaling it may become the preferred method for evaluating patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS)—but not all experts agree.
May 14, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Researchers from Germany and the U.K. found quantitative analysis of perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) ischemic burden superior to visual analysis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) study.
May 03, 2018 | Cardiovascular
In recognition of the increased use of ionizing radiation-based cardiovascular imaging, the American College of Cardiology released a new expert document outlining best practices for minimizing exposure to patients and clinicians.
May 02, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Global longitudinal strain (GLS), imaged via speckle-tracking, proved a superior predictor of mortality than left ventricular fraction (LVEF) in a study of acute heart failure patients, Cardiovascular Business reports.
May 02, 2018 | Cardiovascular
In light of the advances of machine learning (ML) in imaging, a team of researchers recently scoured ML-algorithm-based cardiovascular CT progress to offer an understanding of its benefits—and its limitations.
May 01, 2018 | Cardiovascular
James K. Min, MD, and professor of Radiology and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine has been chosen for a five-year term as new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT).
May 01, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A recent study found whether a patient received MR angiography (MRA) instead of CT angiography (CTA) for a pulmonary embolism (PE) had little effect on the rate of follow-up chest CT or MRI one year later.
Apr 30, 2018 | Cardiovascular
3D printing has the potential to help clinicians select the right size for transcatheter heart valves and avoid paravalvular leak, according to research presented at SCAI 2018.  
Apr 26, 2018 | Cardiovascular
At this year's "Nuclear Cardiology Today: Best Practices for Today, Innovation for Tomorrow" conference in Rosemont, Illinois, sponsored by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), Paul Cremer, MD, discussed the role of cardiac imaging in cardio-oncology.
Apr 26, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Suhny Abbara, MD, a professor of radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Texas, has been named editor of Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging, a new journal from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Apr 25, 2018 | Cardiovascular
New findings published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging demonstrate how novel imaging tracers can identify infections from implanted cardiac devices (ICDs) before they have to be removed, according to an April 24 article by Cardiovascular Business.
Apr 24, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Recent research found strain parameters taken from a cine MRI-based deformable registration algorithm (DRA) can determine the severity of amyloid buildup in the heart and may provide prognostic information on patients with light-chain (AL) amyloidosis.
Apr 23, 2018 | Cardiovascular
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.