Cardiovascular Imaging

Augmented reality (AR) allows cardiologists to visualize and explore three-dimensional (3D) myocardial scarring images in the heart as they perform ventricular tachycardia ablation or other electrophysiological surgical interventions, according to research published in PLOS One.

Cardiac MRI can accurately diagnose patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), according to an Oct. 23 study published in Radiology. Results may help improve PH detection rates and enhance care for patients with severe cases.

A three-day strike involving more than 15,000 University of California radiology technologists and other patient care workers officially took to the streets yesterday, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

Medical data and image management company Ambra Health has launched its first iOS mobile app for healthcare providers and patients to access medical images anywhere and at any time through their smartphones, Ambra Health announced in a press release on Oct. 23.

Delaying treatment for stroke patients may significantly increase healthcare and societal costs while shortening quality of life for every hour that goes by, according to a study presented Oct. 18 at the World Stroke Congress in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

In patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), right ventricular (RV) strain analysis can provide additional support to traditional risk assessment methods, wrote authors of a new Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging study.

A new proposal released Oct. 18 by the FDA to strengthen cybersecurity protection for medical devices, including medical imaging equipment, will supersede a guidance originally issued in 2014.

A 2018 annual survey by MedAxiom has revealed that the number of part-time cardiologists is declining despite the assumption that health systems are doing enough to employ and keep competent physicians, according to a report published Oct. 16 by Cardiovascular Business.

An electrocardiographic imaging algorithm can produce higher resolution cardiac images of patients suffering from atrial fibrillation compared to traditional techniques, reported authors of an Oct. 16 study published in APL Bioengineering.

A new pregnancy trend is having expectant mothers turn their nails into a canvas featuring images of their unborn baby’s sonograms. The results are taking social media by storm, according to a recent report by People.com.

A polio-like condition called acute flaccid mylelitis (AFM) that causes partial paralysis is showing up in children across the U.S. and can only be detected with MRI and spinal fluid tests, according to a report published Oct. 8 by NBC News.

International researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) method capable of automatically quantifying left ventricle (LV) function from cine MRIs, according to a multivendor, multicenter study published Oct. 9 in Radiology. Experts believe it may lead to faster cardiac MRI reporting.