Imaging

Maltodextrin imaging agents can distinguish bacterial infections from inflamed areas, according to a rat study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Ideally, this finding could lead to novel tracers to catch infections from implanted cardiac devices (ICDs) before they require removal.
Apr 23, 2018 | Imaging
MRI of cerebral functional network connectivity in comatose patients who recently suffered cardiac arrest may help determine if they will recover cognitive abilities at one year, according to a new study published April 23 in Radiology.
Apr 10, 2018 | Imaging
HeartFlow, a California-based medical tech company focused on cardiovascular disease, announced its analysis system has been selected by NHS England as part of its Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) program.
Apr 09, 2018 | Imaging
A new technique for conducting cardiac MRI can be completed within 90 seconds, allows patients to breathe during testing and could ultimately improve diagnostic accuracy and reliability.
Mar 28, 2018 | Imaging
An artificial intelligence (AI) platform outperformed board-certified cardiologists in classifying echocardiogram views, according to a study published online March 21 in Digital Medicine.
Mar 22, 2018 | Imaging
A high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) assay was independently predictive of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with stable chest pain in the outpatient setting, researchers reported in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. However, it’s not ready to be used as a standalone diagnostic tool for CAD.
Mar 21, 2018 | Heart Failure
The hearts of adults who are born prematurely don’t function as well during exercise, possibly explaining why they’re more at risk for early heart failure, according to a study published March 19 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Mar 13, 2018 | Imaging
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.
Mar 12, 2018 | Imaging
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.
Mar 12, 2018 | Imaging
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.”
Mar 09, 2018 | Imaging
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.
Mar 01, 2018 | Imaging
A team of researchers tested two novel forms of cardiac MRI, both of which showed strong potential for detecting microvascular coronary artery disease (CAD).
Feb 21, 2018 | Imaging
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).
Feb 09, 2018 | Imaging
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.
Feb 08, 2018 | Imaging
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.
Feb 06, 2018 | Imaging
Low-calorie “crash” diets actually cause a heart to become fatter in the short term, impairing its function, researchers reported at CMR 2018.
Feb 01, 2018 | Imaging
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.
Jan 31, 2018 | Imaging
Using multimodality imaging to assess Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) activity could help clinicians better predict whether abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are likely to grow more rapidly and eventually rupture, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Jan 29, 2018 | Imaging
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) announced Jan. 29 its ImageGuideEcho registry is open to U.S. physicians. ImageGuideEcho is the first registry exclusively devoted to measuring quality in cardiovascular ultrasounds.
Jan 19, 2018 | Imaging
A new study using whole-body molecular imaging identified a shared inflammatory response between the cardiovascular and central nervous systems following myocardial infarction (MI), possibly adding insight to the reported connection between cardiac injury and cognitive decline.
Jan 18, 2018 | Imaging
Cardiologists are receiving more exposure to different imaging modalities during their fellowships, but their job prospects and training vary widely. A more comprehensive and multimodality training approach could lead to better results.