Cardiovascular Imaging

The special report was created by a group of international researchers, gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) manufacturers and representatives of the FDA at a workshop co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) in February.  

The first FDA-approved MRI system in the U.S. to provide medical imaging for newborns in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was recently installed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC 10 reported on Sept. 8.

Pediatric CT neuroimaging has not decreased in the last decade despite ongoing efforts to identify children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who should avoid scans, according to research published in the September issue of Pediatrics.

A machine learning platform accurately predicted mortality in patients with heart disease, outperforming models created by medical experts, according to an Aug. 31 study in PLOS One.

Combining ultrasound elastography and echogenicity analysis may better distinguish between plaques in patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis than in those without symptoms, according to an Aug. 30 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Research presented at the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual meeting found that left atrial fibrosis in endurance athletes could increase risk of arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to an article published Aug. 31 by Cardiovascular Business.

A streamlined cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging protocol utilizing a contrast agent allowed Peruvian clinicians to improve care for patients with various heart conditions, a new Journal of the American Heart Association study found. The findings may prove invaluable in bringing CMR imaging to developing regions.

Researchers re-examined CT angiography’s value in a recent Journal of the American College of Radiology study, finding utilization rates are rising in the Medicare population, with radiologists apparently leading the charge.

A woman is suing Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group in Chicago and several physicians for allegedly failing to properly diagnose her with terminal cancer from a CT scan of her liver, according to a report published Aug. 28 by the Cook Country Record.

Recent statistics from the National Health Service (NHS) show that almost a quarter of patients wait more than six weeks for key diagnostic tests such as MRI and CT scans, the BBC reported on Aug. 27.

A team of international researchers has developed a new imaging biomarker able to non-invasively predict a patient’s risk of coronary inflammation and heart attack, according to research published Aug. 28 in The Lancet.

Researchers found coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA) in addition to standard cardiac testing may reduce patients at risk for coronary heart disease or a heart attack.