Photonics screens for heart disease
August 27, 2015 -- A consortium of companies and research institutes, led by IMEC in Belgium, has recently been awarded 3.6 million euros to develop a mobile, low-cost, noninvasive, point-of-care screening device. It aims to use silicon photonics to allow large-scale screening of populations for cardiovascular disease risk.
Kalender: Tell your patients about CT's benefits, not risks
August 5, 2015 -- CT is thriving, and instead of informing patients about the risk of radiation-induced cancer, now's the time to emphasize the upside of undergoing an examination, according to CT pioneer Willi Kalender, PhD. Tell them CT saves lives, he said in a special lecture.
UKRC: Is outsourcing a silent killer or a savior?
July 1, 2015 -- LIVERPOOL - Emotions ran high and opinions were polarized during the second day of the U.K. Radiological Congress (UKRC), when a lively and heated discussion about the pros and cons of outsourcing took place.
Group creates 3D printed heart with CT, echo data
June 29, 2015 -- Researchers from the U.S. have created a 3D model of a human heart using data from two cardiac imaging techniques: CT and echocardiography. The study was presented at last week's Catheter Interventions in Congenital, Structural, and Valvular Heart Disease meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.
7T 3D sodium MRI delivers high-resolution heart images
June 22, 2015 -- German and Irish researchers have completed what they are calling the first sodium MR images of the heart at 7 tesla to deliver high-resolution images at acceptable scan times, according to just-published research in NMR in Biomedicine.
Cardiac markers lead to new approach for chest pain
June 17, 2015 -- The increasing use of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin markers in European hospitals is changing the practice of chest pain management in significant ways -- eliminating the need for coronary CT angiography in some cases, and increasing it in others, according to new research.
Seeing CT scans of own arteries provides wake-up call for patients
June 16, 2015 -- Visualizing CT images of their own coronary artery calcifications prompts patients to make the important lifestyle changes they need to stay healthy, according to a new Danish study presented this week at the EuroHeartCare meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
MDCT: Don't forget the heart in CT lung cancer screening
June 15, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Radiologists who screen smokers for lung cancer with CT should remember to look at the heart as an important predictor of mortality in its own right, according to a Dutch presentation made on Tuesday, 9 June, at the International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT in San Francisco (MDCT).
MR fingerprinting returns -- and hopefully disappears again
June 3, 2015 -- Some cardiologists have scientific shortcomings in imaging science, the Maverinck believes. The experiments, methods, and results described went out of date years ago; even dressed in "new clothes" they are inadequate and deficient in precision and accuracy, he writes. Radiologists have their own new clothes: MR fingerprinting.
DRK: How elastic is the heart?
May 18, 2015 -- Measurement of cardiac muscle elasticity using elastography is showing considerable clinical promise, researchers from Berlin told delegates at last week's German Radiology Congress (DRK) in Hamburg.