Cardiovascular Imaging

The researchers believe utilizing AI to read cardiac MRI scans could save 54 clinician-days per year at each UK health center.

A new machine learning algorithm can determine which stroke patients would benefit from an endovascular thrombectomy based off of CT angiography (CTA) scans, according to new research out of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

MRI can help diagnose minor stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA) in patients who experience symptoms that aren’t always associated with stroke, according to a multi-year study published Sept. 23 in JAMA Neurology.

A new diffusion tensor imaging technique can help predict problems related to dementia in patients with stroke-related small vessel disease, according to research published in Stroke.

“We anticipate that these expert multisocietal consensus recommendations on multimodality imaging in cardiac amyloidosis will standardize the diagnosis and improve the management of this highly morbid and underdiagnosed disease," wrote authors of the new guidelines published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Researchers from the University of Oxford have created a new biomarker based off of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) images that can select patients at a high risk of heart attack five years before they occur.

A new three-dimensional (3D) MRI technique can measure strain in the heart without using potentially-damaging gadolinium, according to new research out of the University of Warwick in the U.K.

Greater left ventricular mass identified on MRI is a better predictor of coronary artery disease-related death and heart failure compared to coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring, reported authors of a multi-center study published in Radiology.

"These products are advertised as not harmful, and many e-cigarette users are convinced that they are just inhaling water vapor," said researchers in a recent article published by Radiology.

Resting echocardiography stands head above shoulders as the most used imaging modality for patients with heart failure in Canada, according to a 14-year analysis published in JAMA Network Open.

“Knowledge of CAC on a prior chest CT may eliminate the need for a subsequent dedicated gated calcium score CT, leading to earlier diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease as well as decreasing radiation exposure and health care costs,” wrote authors of a recent study.

“Our multicenter study found that 4D flow MRI provided a promising way of measuring blood flow in the superior and inferior caval veins and right heart, which may provide further insight into physiologic and pathologic blood flow patterns in individuals with COPD and emphysema,” wrote researchers in a July 24 Radiology study.