Automated calcium scoring CT is fast, accurate
September 29, 2015 -- Dutch researchers have built an algorithm that identifies and quantifies coronary artery calcium from CT scans, paving the way for faster deployment of a test that is increasingly important in measuring the likelihood of heart disease.
Use of chaperones can help in intimate exams
September 23, 2015 -- For anybody with a fear of conducting intimate patient examinations, help is at hand. The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has published a special free document that includes practical guidance on the use of chaperones and other hot topics.
Germans release new MRI guidelines on pacemakers
September 22, 2015 -- The European Society of Cardiology has oversimplified the complex task of conducting MRI exams of pacemaker patients, according to the German Radiological Society (DRG). Radiologists must know the current advice and work closely with cardiologists, says the DRG.
DTI-MRI links hypertension to brain damage, cognitive deficits
September 18, 2015 -- Researchers using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) have found that high blood pressure can damage nerve tracts that connect different parts of the brain, according to a study presented this week at the American Heart Association's 2015 Hypertension Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC.
MRI boosts follow-up in myocardial infarction
September 14, 2015 -- A multicenter cardiac MRI study has provided fresh insight into left ventricular thrombus formation following ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Dr. Janine Poess, a cardiologist from Lübeck, Germany, presented details of the study at the recent European Society of Cardiology annual meeting.
Cardiac imaging in Australia reflects availability, not need
September 9, 2015 -- Cardiac imaging in Australia has seen hefty growth over the past decade, but that growth has been uneven and unconnected to disease burden, said researchers presenting at last week's European Society of Cardiology 2015 meeting in London.
Achenbach releases new data for German CT Registry
September 9, 2015 -- Eagerly awaited figures for the German Cardiac CT Registry show for 7,061 patients examined at 13 centers between 2009 and 2014, reporting was performed by cardiologists in 48% of cases, by radiologists in 4% of cases, and jointly in the remaining cases.
ESC: Tips and tricks on securing the perfect job
September 2, 2015 -- LONDON - You've read an advert for your dream job, but more than 100 other doctors have seen it too. How can you stand out from the crowd and land the post? Tips and tricks were given during a workshop held at this week's European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual congress.
ESC issues new infective endocarditis guidelines
September 1, 2015 -- Concurrent with its annual meeting this week in London, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published new guidelines for diagnosing infective endocarditis in the European Heart Journal. For the first time, the guidelines emphasize the importance of multimodality imaging in endocarditis diagnosis and management.
ESC: German MR expert pinpoints key trends
August 31, 2015 -- LONDON - Cardiac MRI should be incorporated into studies of myocardial reperfusion to predict clinical outcomes and provide insight into mechanisms of benefit, attendees of a packed session were told on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) annual meeting.