Irish unveil key data on pulmonary embolism in COVID-19 patients
March 3, 2021 -- A large study of hospitalized COVID-19 cases at three university hospitals in Dublin has found an incidence rate of over 22% of pulmonary embolism in those patients undergoing CT pulmonary angiography. The full results are being presented at ECR 2021. Read More
Sapienza team shines light on cardiac complications of COVID-19
March 2, 2021 -- Advanced imaging is playing a key role in diagnosing cardiac manifestations in COVID-19 patients, including myocarditis, acute coronary syndrome, and thromboembolic events, researchers from Rome have reported. They've shared three new clinical cases. Read More
Deep learning provides boost for detection of aortic valve calcium
February 10, 2021 -- Researchers have found that their artificial intelligence model was highly accurate for automatically detecting and quantifying aortic valve calcium on cardiac CT, outperforming radiologist assessments in severe cases. Read More
Meet the finalists for EuroMinnies 2021
January 28, 2021 -- Suspense is building in the third edition of the EuroMinnies annual awards scheme from AuntMinnieEurope.com. The expert panel comprising members of our editorial advisory board, past winners, and columnists has now agreed on 16 finalists from a total of 72 semifinal candidates in eight categories. The final list is available now. Read More
MRI gives boost to evaluation of myocarditis
January 26, 2021 -- Researchers from a top London facility have reported that a free-breathing, 3D whole-heart T2 MRI mapping sequence can quantify myocardial T2 times in patients with suspected myocarditis. The technique might even detect more cases of cardiac inflammation than standard 2D T2 maps, they said. Read More
Imaging mourns loss of cardiac pioneer Simon Rees
January 14, 2021 -- Dr. Simon Rees, the eminent cardiac radiologist and educator, has died. We pay tribute to the man who helped care for the British royal family, who was the only doctor on duty when a major air disaster occurred, and whose overwhelming passion outside of radiology was hunting. Read More
UCL team evaluates COVID-19's impact on emergency visits
January 4, 2021 -- Researchers from University College London (UCL) have estimated the effect of reduced accident and emergency visits for suspected cardiac disease on non-COVID-19 deaths. A 35% decline in visits early in the pandemic may have contributed to hundreds of avoidable deaths. Read More
Norwegians spell out how to reassure chest-pain patients
December 14, 2020 -- Personalizing patient information and delivering it as a coherent package can bring results in cases of chest pain following a normal CT of the coronary arteries, researchers from Bergen, Norway, reported on 12 December at the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging congress. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More