3D ultrafast ultrasound quantifies coronary blood flow
July 1, 2020 -- The French developers of ultrafast Doppler coronary angiography have extended their approach, enabling 3D imaging and quantification of coronary blood flow in a single heartbeat. The technique has potential as a tool to measure coronary flow at the patient's bedside, they say.  Discuss
Dutch use deep learning to improve cardiac CT workflow
June 10, 2020 -- Investigators from the Netherlands have reported that a deep-learning algorithm can lead to workflow gains by automatically eliminating cardiac CT exams negative for coronary artery calcium. They published their findings on 3 June in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
How 3D fusion can aid diagnosis of cardiac disease
April 20, 2020 -- Swiss investigators have found a 3D image fusion technique combining CT and MRI data enables clinicians to better diagnose coronary artery disease. They published their results on 16 April in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
French expert offers 6 imaging tips to defeat COVID-19
April 9, 2020 -- COVID-19 pneumonia tends to worsen between one and two weeks of symptom onset, so carefully timed imaging helps physicians monitor patient status and predict the need for oxygen and ventilation, according to French thoracic imaging specialist Prof. Antoine Khalil. He offers six tips to beat the virus.  Discuss
Achenbach insists CT has role in COVID-19 cases
March 31, 2020 -- CT does have a crucial part to play in COVID-19 cases. That's the view of top cardiac imaging expert Dr. Stephan Achenbach, although he admits it only has a limited role and his department has so far only seen around 10 patients with the disease.  Discuss
CT shines new light on Greenland's mummies
January 3, 2020 -- A multidisciplinary research team has used CT to boost understanding of the early history behind atherosclerosis. They have examined the mummified remains of five Greenlandic Inuit people discovered by Martin Luther in 1929.  Discuss
Cardiac patients gain from 3D printing, AR advances
December 9, 2019 -- Determining the distinct benefits of 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) in the management of cardiac conditions, and mapping out which clinical scenarios the technologies are most suitable for, is no easy task. Speakers addressed these questions in a special RSNA session.  Discuss
Is it safe to undergo FDG-PET/CT after cardiac surgery?
December 5, 2019 -- Determining when it's safe for patients to undergo FDG-PET/CT after aortic prosthetic heart valve implantation is a controversial topic. A Dutch study presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2019 found that such a scan within the first 12 months is viable.  Discuss
Study casts light on coronary artery, aortic valve calcification
November 5, 2019 -- New research shows coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a frequent incidental finding in middle-aged adults undergoing chest CT, with more than 25% of CAC patients having moderate to severe disease, according to a presentation at the recent European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology annual congress in Antwerp, Belgium.  Discuss
How is 3D printing transforming cardiac care?
October 29, 2019 -- The potential benefits of 3D printing and its application in cardiovascular medicine are emerging fast, according to an international group of researchers. They have highlighted examples in four core areas in an article published online on 21 October by Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.  Discuss