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 The experiments, methods, and results described went out of date years ago; even dressed in "new clothes" they are inadequate and deficient in precision and accuracy, he writes.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.
DRK: Obese patients gain from fast abdominal fat studies
May 15, 2015 -- MRI analysis of abdominal fat can give an indication of cardiovascular risk in overweight and obese people, and new protocols developed at the Leipzig obesity clinic and presented at the German Congress of Radiology (DRK) can speed up this task.
256-detector-row CCTA cuts dose, artifacts in fast hearts
May 12, 2015 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with a 256-detector-row CT scanner delivered better image quality, fewer artifacts, and a drastically reduced radiation dose compared with a 64-detector-row CT scanner, according to new research from France.