Metastasis or incidental finding? Cardiac MRI gives answers
October 25, 2017 -- Cardiac FDG uptake in oncological PET/CT must not be ignored, and MRI is a useful technique for evaluation of complex cases and can help to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions, according to new research from Turkey and the U.K.  Discuss
Photorealistic imaging bolsters knowledge
October 23, 2017 -- With each new publication, the high quality of cinematic rendering and its power for lifelike visualization of medical images continues to impress the radiology community. But studies demonstrating its usefulness in the clinical environment now must play catchup, according to researchers.  Discuss
ESCR: Chest x-rays pick up incidental findings
October 17, 2017 -- Don't underestimate chest x-rays as a useful technique for illuminating thoracic aorta pathologies, particularly when it comes to highlighting incidental findings, according to Italian research presented at last week's European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR) congress in Milan.  Discuss
The search for a dedicated cardiac CT scanner
September 26, 2017 -- The increasing volume of coronary CT angiography examinations suggests a clinical need for a dedicated cardiac CT scanner. A global team of engineers is leading an initiative to define and evaluate hypothetical solutions to meet this need.  Discuss
Researchers visualize cardiac conduction system in 3D
September 13, 2017 -- A multinational research group has used 3D reconstruction of micro-CT images to visualize -- for the first time in 3D -- the group of cells that cause the heart to beat. The method shows promise for helping cardiologists plan heart surgeries and achieve better patient outcomes.  Discuss
Test yourself with 4 imaging quizzes from ESC 2017
August 30, 2017 -- Cardiac imaging guru Dr. Stephan Achenbach from Erlangen, Germany, contributed one of the daily quizzes posted by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) during this week's annual congress in Barcelona, Spain. Achenbach was chair of the congress program committee at ESC 2017, which concluded on 30 August.  Discuss
Radiology responds in wake of Barcelona attack
August 23, 2017 -- The medical response to the terrorist attack in Barcelona on 17 August was amazingly quick and effective, said Dr. Lluís Donoso-Bach, PhD. Life in the city is gradually returning to normal, and the European Society of Cardiology's annual congress is still going ahead on 26 August.  Discuss
JAMA: PET best option to diagnose ischemic heart disease
August 21, 2017 -- A head-to-head comparison to determine the most accurate modality for diagnosing myocardial ischemia has found that PET outperforms SPECT, coronary CT angiography, and hybrid variations of the three modalities in patients with suspected coronary artery disease, according to a study published online August 16 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
3D-printed blood vessels reproduce patient clots
August 17, 2017 -- Dutch researchers have created a blood-vessel model that effectively replicates the formation of a blood clot caused by stenosis defects. The team developed a microfluidic blood-vessel model using layered stacks of CT angiography data combined with 3D printing.  Discuss
CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk
August 4, 2017 -- Is age just a number? Maybe, at least for predicting atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events in older adults. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring with CT is better than a patient's age for predicting risk -- particularly for coronary heart disease, according to research published online on July 26.  Discuss