Imaging updates for Cardiology

A quick browse off the Internet re-ascertain my stand – cardiology (and cardiology informatics) is the next big thing withing the imaging sector, here are some interesting article for your reading pleasure

  1. Trial finds 64-slice CTA capable of ruling out significant coronary artery disease (Read article here)
    Johns Hopkins University Medical Center showed that 64-slice CT angiography of the heart and its surrounding arteries is nearly as reliable and accurate as more invasive diagnostic tests for coronary artery disease.
  2. MRI Benefits Outweigh Risks in Cardiovascular Patients (Read article here)
    The American Heart Association has published a scientific statement on the safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with cardiovascular devices, saying that when warranted, the benefits outweigh the risks.
  3. Johns Hopkins Installs First Aquilion (Read article here)
    The first 320-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner in North America has been installed and is in operation at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Device safely images whole heart (or brain, as well as tiny blood vessels)
  4. CT more useful to detect calcium buildup, indicating heart risks in women (Read more here)
    A new analysis of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) shows that a third of women considered to be low risk based on the Framingham Risk Score (FRS) had detectable coronary artery calcium (CAC) on a CT scan

There are tons of articles off the Internet and most of them are actually on the adoption of current imaging modalities (like CT and MRI) for Cardiac usage.

Enjoy 🙂

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