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How deep learning is helping cardiologists—not threatening their jobs

Applying a deep learning approach to echocardiography could save clinicians time while improving diagnostic accuracy, one Georgia-based cardiologist reported at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting in Orlando, this year.

Left ventricular structure aids in risk prediction for stroke survivors

Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular (LV) geometry could help predict outcomes in stroke survivors, according to research published online March 5 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

'Super EKG' can diagnose heart diseases in 90 seconds

A 22-year-old entrepreneur named Peeyush Shrivastava and colleagues have created a new 3D heart-scanning technology, Faraday, which he hopes will one day be known as the “ER standard for ruling out cardiac versus non-cardiac chest pain.”

Coronary CT angiography increasingly utilized, but myocardial perfusion imaging still more common for angina

Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is being utilized more than myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for patients in the emergency department exhibiting acute chest pain, according to new research.

Novel cardiac MRI techniques pinpoint microvascular dysfunction

A team of researchers tested two novel forms of cardiac MRI, both of which showed strong potential for detecting microvascular coronary artery disease (CAD).

Data set of brain MRI from stroke patients released to public

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) have archived and shared an open-source data set of brain MRI from stroke patients known as the Anatomical Tracings of Lesion After Stroke (ATLAS).

FDA paves way for domestic creation of No. 1 imaging radioisotope

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Feb. 8 announced the approval of the RadioGenix System, which may help stabilize the United States’ supply of a radioisotope crucial for medical imaging.

Maryland nonprofit to test handheld cardiac ultrasound device

The democratizing power of technology is undeniable—as it has put a world of information into a person’s pocket or purse. Cardiac ultrasound, however, isn’t exactly top of mind for technologies that will be the next DIY sensation. But one nonprofit plans to introduce a handheld imaging device to increase availability of ultrasound while reducing costs.

MRI shows crash diets temporarily hamper heart function

Low-calorie “crash” diets actually cause a heart to become fatter in the short term, impairing its function, researchers reported at CMR 2018.

7 more payers to cover noninvasive test for coronary artery disease

Seven new commercial payers are covering the use of the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, a noninvasive technology that allows clinicians to view a simulated, three-dimensional model of a patient’s coronary blood flow. More than 185 million patients will now have access to HeartFlow, the company announced Feb. 1.