London group finds AI can identify pacemakers on x-rays
March 28, 2019 -- Researchers from Imperial College London in the U.K. found that artificial intelligence (AI) software can be used to identify cardiac rhythm devices such as pacemakers on x-rays. AI could therefore speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients with faulty devices, according to the study published online on 27 March in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.  Discuss
PET/MRI study links inflammation to atherosclerosis
March 26, 2019 -- In a novel study that tracked employees at a Spanish bank, researchers used PET/MRI to detect signs of atherosclerotic disease and inflammation in arterial regions that had not yet developed plaques. The finding could provide an early biomarker of future risk of heart attack and stroke.  Discuss
MRI links brain activity to 'broken heart' syndrome
March 6, 2019 -- MRI results support a link between reduced communication in brain regions that process emotion and control the unconscious workings of the body and the development of a "broken heart," according to a study published online on 5 March in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss
Alphenix angio unit leads Canon offerings at ECR
March 2, 2019 -- VIENNA - The European launch of its new Alphenix interventional angiography system is the major highlight in the booth of Canon Medical Systems at ECR 2019 this week. Other important products being shown include a new entry-level CT scanner for the global market and new global illumination software.  Discuss
Siemens launches Artis icono angiography family at ECR
February 28, 2019 -- Siemens Healthineers is taking advantage of ECR 2019 this week to launch Artis icono, a new family of interventional angiography systems. The new product line is intended to support both radiology and cardiology interventional procedures using a novel detector positioning design.  Discuss
ESR-CIRSE survey analyzes interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- A joint survey performed by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has produced a number of revelations regarding the health of interventional radiology in Europe. Researchers have made several recommendations to address personnel shortages in the discipline.  Discuss
Meet the winners of the 2019 EuroMinnies
February 12, 2019 -- After two rounds of voting and much careful deliberation, the expert panel for the inaugural edition of the EuroMinnies awards has decided on the winners in eight categories. Find out who the judges have selected in AuntMinnieEurope.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in European medical imaging.  Discuss
Novel method automates noncontrast 3D CT segmentation
January 29, 2019 -- Dutch and Danish researchers have developed a fully automated technique to segment and collect measurements of the aorta from noncontrast 3D CT scans, according to an article published online on 23 January in European Radiology. The technique proved to be as effective as standard manual methods.  Discuss
New method provides boost in PET thoracic imaging
December 10, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.S. and U.K. have developed an automated retrospective image reconstruction technique that helps to overcome poor image results from patient motion in cardiac PET scans. Their study was published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Showing patients their cardiac scans can have major impact
December 3, 2018 -- Swedish researchers of a large study have found that showing patients visible signs of arterial atherosclerosis and plaque on their own ultrasound scans can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease a year later. Their article was published online on 3 December in the Lancet.  Discuss