Cardiovascular

Bypassing conventional CT for scans readily available in surgical rooms may help doctors quickly assess large vessel occlusion strokes prior to mechanical thrombectomy.

Korean researchers tested the Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System in nearly 1,500 patients treated across four hospital emergency departments.

Nanopeptisomes bind to the surface of clots and point directly to where blockages are forming.

Men and smokers were particularly prone to this condition, which, if left untreated, carries an up to 30% mortality rate.

Hawaiian researchers found merely recommending providers utilize higher D-dimer requirements wasn't enough to decrease CTPA orders and increase positivity rates.

Speckle-tracking strain is a safe, affordable way to gain clues into who may develop atrial fibrillation and require additional monitoring down the road.

The tool can be applied to standard MR imaging scans and also predicts an individual's risk of diabetes.

Massachusetts General Hospital doctors analyzed Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System usage in their high-volume cardiac CT services center for the study.

Medtronic is recalling five models of its Angiographic Guidewire Component due to sterilization issues.

The tool signicantly helped inexperienced rads and rivaled cardiovascular imaging experts at spotting obstructive CAD.

The number of CCTA exams is set to grow alongside an aging population and providers are key to ensuring these tests are high-quality.

The technique can pinpoint minor changes indicating the development of pre-aneurysmal lesions, researchers explained in Cell Reports Medicine.

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"Be the squeaky wheel. This issue was taken care of because physicians stood up,” Rad Partners' Richard Heller, MD, told RSNA attendees Monday. 

The platform runs on Azure, a cloud computing service operated by Microsoft, which recently announced plans to acquire Nuance for $20B. 

Radiology experts analyzed fetal MRIs from 33 women who contracted the virus while bearing a child, sharing their results Tuesday at RSNA. 

   
   
   
   
   
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