Cardiovascular Imaging

Individuals with early forms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were found to have leakage in the blood-brain barrier (BBB), according to a recent study published in Radiology, and that leakage may be “a key mechanism in the early stages of the disease.”

During intravenous microbubble infusion, high mechanical index (HMI) impulses from a diagnostic ultrasound transducer helped prevent microvascular obstruction and improved functional outcomes at one-month follow-up in patients with STEMI who underwent PCI.

Cardiovascular MRI is more effective than SPECT at predicting major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with suspected heart disease, according to results of a new study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Recommendations for the assessment of prosthetic heart valves using multimodality imaging including echochardiography and cardiac CT have been published in European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging.

A majority of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients who underwent carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease were diagnosed based on “uncertain” or “inappropriate” imaging, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. 

Stent retrievers guided by radiography allow for faster treatment of ischemic stroke and improve patient outcomes, according to results of a new study published online April 19 in the journal Radiology.

A coalition of leading medical societies, including the American College of Radiology, have issued recommendations to the Medicare Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee calling for continued research into treatment and clinical management of peripheral arterial disease.

A new hypothetical imaging instrument based on magnetic induction tomography technology could improve research and treatment for cardiac arrythmia. 

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine today announced the launch of a new mobile stroke response facility designed to quickly and efficiently diagnose and treat victims of stroke using advanced imaging and CT angiography.

Using mammography to detect the presence of arterial calcification in the breast is effective in predicting coronary artery disease risk in female patients, according to results of a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging and scheduled to be presented at the upcoming ACC.16 conference in Chicago.

Researchers have successfully shown that utilization of electroanatomic mapping technology is just as effective and practical as traditional fluoroscopy in cardiac ablation procedures, according to results of a study published online in the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management.

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is comparable to traditional invasive angiography for the detection and exclusion of lesion-specific ischemia, according to results of a study recently published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.