Could 4D MRI be a major leap forward for fetal imaging?
November 18, 2020 -- Scientists from King's College London have used 4D MRI to measure volumetric blood flow. They reconstructed multiple 3D images into cine loops that simulate fetal heartbeats.  Discuss
Achenbach speaks on future of congresses and CT
November 11, 2020 -- Next August's annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is to be held virtually, not face-to-face in London, ESC President Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach has confirmed. In an exclusive interview, he reveals why the ESC made this decision so early and shares his views on CT's role in COVID-19 cases, collaboration with radiology, and the work of his research team.  Discuss
PET/CT rules supreme in cases of neuroendocrine tumors
October 27, 2020 -- PET/CT has no rivals when it comes to the detection and surveillance of cardiac metastases in well-differentiated gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors as well as guiding clinical management, according to research presented at the annual congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Patient dies after mix-up over CT scan
October 20, 2020 -- An inquest has heard a 28-year-old man with a heart disorder and chest pain died two days after a doctor at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, U.K., viewed the wrong CT scan and sent him home. The radiology department has now changed its procedures and will soon upgrade the PACS, according to a report posted on 19 October by BBC News.  Discuss
Breast CT can predict cardiovascular disease risk
October 14, 2020 -- A research group led by Prof. Helena Verkooijen from UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands, has used CT scans of coronary artery calcium to predict which patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They reported their findings at the recent European Breast Cancer Conference.  Discuss
AI aids diagnosis of heart failure on chest x-rays
September 16, 2020 -- Deep learning is useful for diagnosing heart failure on x-ray images, researchers reported at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress. They used chest x-rays from a publicly available database to train an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that yielded 82% accuracy for detecting heart failure on a test dataset.  Discuss
European investigators shine new light on endocarditis
September 9, 2020 -- The diagnosis of infective endocarditis remains a serious clinical challenge, but F-18 FDG PET/CT is making progress and can be an extremely useful modality in these patients, with good sensitivity and specificity, three different research groups from Portugal, France, and Italy reported at the recent European Society of Cardiology virtual congress.  Discuss
MRI advances in sickle cell disease, heart transplants
September 1, 2020 -- The sustained clinical progress being made in the use of MRI to evaluate cardiac function in sickle cell disease and identify inflammation as a cause of graft dysfunction in heart transplant patients was evident in two separate eye-catching presentations made at this week's European Society of Cardiology congress.  Discuss
3D printing transforms congenital heart disease diagnosis
August 19, 2020 -- The emergence of 3D printing, along with volume rendering and 3D modeling software, is making it easier to define complex cardiovascular anatomy and extracardiac vascular structures, and these technologies now play a pivotal role in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease, award-winning Spanish researchers have reported.  Discuss
Can AI give radiology the urgent jump-start it needs?
August 6, 2020 -- In the past, healthcare has adopted new technology at a similar pace to a supertanker. Now that the healthcare supertanker has been driven into the eye of the COVID-19 storm, there's a strong need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and new ways of working, writes Ross Upton, PhD.  Discuss