Optimum use of cardiac MRI boosts myocarditis detection
July 11, 2019 -- Myocarditis remains underdiagnosed, and lowering the threshold for diagnostic workup with cardiac MRI can help to identify myocarditis early, leading to significant improvements in patient care, according to a joint Swiss-German study published on 3 July in Swiss Medical Weekly. Read More
Milan group uses AR, 3D printing to assist in heart surgery
June 5, 2019 -- Investigators from a top Italian facility have employed augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing to plan surgery for a woman with major health complications, including ovarian cancer and an atrial septal defect. They outlined their experience in a case study. Read More
AI predicts myocardial infarction, death in patients at risk of CAD
May 13, 2019 -- By analyzing clinical and hybrid imaging data, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict which patients will go on to experience myocardial infarction or death during long-term follow-up, according to research from Finland presented at this week's International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT in Lisbon. Read More
AI-based FFR-CT software offers robust performance
May 8, 2019 -- Different CT tube voltage levels didn't hinder the performance of a prototype artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for estimating fractional flow reserve on coronary CT angiography (FFR-CT), according to a study by a multinational research group published on 30 April in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
AI can help facilitate gadolinium-free cardiac MRI
May 7, 2019 -- Chinese and U.K. investigators have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect chronic myocardial infarction on noncontrast-enhanced cardiac cine MRI. This might avoid the need for gadolinium-based contrast, according to an article posted online on 30 April in Radiology. Read More
Conebeam CT mitigates cardiac motion during imaging
April 23, 2019 -- Robotic C-arm conebeam CT helps guide interventional cardiac surgical procedures and can be valuable in radiotherapy, but the intrinsic motion of the beating heart causes blurring and image artifacts. A new technique can help overcome this limitation. Read More
3D-bioprinted model mimics real human heart properties
April 22, 2019 -- Researchers from Israel have created a 3D-printed model that captures the immunological, biochemical, cellular, and anatomical properties of a real human heart, according to an article published online on 15 April in Advanced Science. Read More