Imaging & Physiology

A Seattle-based scientist has received a quarter of a million dollars to streamline MR imaging and analysis, the American Heart Association announced Jan. 29.

A 90-second chest scan could be a game-changer for triaging patients who present to the emergency department with undiagnosed chest pain, according to research out of Detroit.

A simple ECG score could help physicians estimate infarct size in patients with prior MI, according to work published Jan. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

CT angiography—preferably followed by immediate thrombectomy—was cost-effective and beneficial for triage in a recent study of patients with acute minor stroke, researchers reported in Radiology Jan. 14.

A study published in the latest edition of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging suggests cardiac magnetic resonance imaging can be as effective as measurements of fractional flow reserve in evaluating nonculprit lesions after STEMI.

Despite its diagnostic and prognostic value, speckle-tracking strain echocardiography is underused, some cardiac imagers say. What will it take for adoption to pick up?

An AI algorithm that reportedly helps physicians identify reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) received Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA on Dec. 18.

Pre-procedural computed tomography could help identify heart patients prone to complex lead extractions and locate severe lead adhesions prior to intervention, according to research published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

IBM Watson Health is adding startup DiA Imaging Analysis to its AI Marketplace in an effort to offer clinicians access to more objective and accurate ultrasound analysis, the company announced Dec. 1.

Artificial intelligence may be perceived as a threat to some physicians, but, according to research presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting in Chicago, it could have some real use for cardiologists.

Research presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting in Chicago this month linked obesity to MRI-detected brain damage in young people.

U.K.-based health tech firm Ultromics has secured 510(K) FDA clearance for its EchoGo Core image analysis system, the company announced Nov. 14.