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American Society of Nuclear Cardiology names Brown University professor president

Raymond Russell III, MD, PhD, has been named president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) for 2017.

4D Flow MRI: Another Dimension for Congenital Heart Disease

4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers striking visuals of blood flow in the heart and vessels but as yet has not found a foothold in clinical practice. Congenital heart disease, and in particular the bicuspid aortic valve, may provide its point of entry.

FDA warns of deaths, injuries associated with implantable infusion pumps in MRI environment

The FDA announced on Jan. 11 that the agency had received reports of serious adverse events associated with the use of implantable infusion pumps in the magnetic resonance environment.

High-fat diet makes cardiac images more clear

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) suggests that a high-fat diet before imaging may improve diagnostic results of cardiac sarcoidosis. 

Cardiovascular PET Will Become Mainstream in the Changing World of Value Imaging

Soon, payers will reward cost-effective, high-quality procedures, while both healthcare providers and patients increasingly will demand efficient, diagnostically accurate nuclear cardiology procedures with low radiation exposure.

Cardiac PET: When It’s Better, Stronger, Faster

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, like many hospitals and medical centers across the country, cardiac PET is emerging as the go-to imaging modality for a growing list of clinical scenarios.

Q&A - Cardiac PET: When It’s the Best Choice for Patients

Experts recently offered a blueprint to make the choice easier when it comes to using cardiac PET to assess coronary artery disease, myocardial perfusion, viability, and ventricular function.

AHA 2016: Rate of cardiac stress testing increases among commercially insured

The use of cardiac stress testing increased by 3 percent from 2005 to 2012 among a commercially insured group of men and women, according to a cross-sectional study.

FDA grants 510(k) clearance for cardiac transducer

The FDA granted a 510(k) clearance to the S4-1 cardiac transducer for Lumify, a smart device powered ultrasound from Royal Philips.

Cardiac imaging agent detects ischemia and MI in phase II trial

A phase II clinical trial found that the CardioPET imaging agent correctly identified ischemia in exercise and pharmacologic stress studies in patients with coronary artery disease. The diagnostic accuracy of CardioPET was similar to that of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging.