Imaging

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

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The device is indicated for ultrasound echo imaging, measurement, and analysis of the human body for general clinical applications including musculoskeletal, vascular, small parts (breast, thyroid), and lung imaging.

CAD Testing, Treatment Changes After Malpractice Damage Caps

CAD Testing, Treatment Changes After Malpractice Damage Caps

There was a decrease in invasive testing as first diagnostic test and fewer patients were referred for angiography after stress test.

Composite Echo Score Predicts PH in Interstitial Lung Disease

Composite Echo Score Predicts PH in Interstitial Lung Disease

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The variables for the stepwise echocardiographic score included right ventricular systolic pressure, early pulmonary regurgitation gradient, right atrial area size, tricuspid regurgitation velocity, left ventricle eccentricity index, and right ventricle fractional area change.

ACC Outlines Best Practices for Ionizing Radiation Use in Cardiovascular Imaging

ACC Outlines Best Practices for Ionizing Radiation Use in Cardiovascular Imaging

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The American College of Cardiology, along with several other cardiology societies, have updated guidelines on best practices for improving safety when using ionizing radiation during cardiovascular imaging.

Deep Venous Thrombosis Ultrasound Protocol Recommendations

Deep Venous Thrombosis Ultrasound Protocol Recommendations

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The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound has endorsed recommendations regarding ultrasound imaging test protocols for patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis.

FDA: Increased Image Artifact in MRA With Neurovascular Embolization Coils

FDA: Increased Image Artifact in MRA With Neurovascular Embolization Coils

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When magnetic resonance angiography is performed in patients with neurovascular embolization coils that contain 304V stainless steel, an increased image artifact may occur.

No benefit of sodium bicarbonate or acetylcysteine for prevention of complications after angiography: The PRESERVE trial

In patients undergoing angiography, neither sodium bicarbonate nor acetylcysteine were effective in preventing a composite outcome of death, need for dialysis, or persistent kidney injury.

FDA: MRI Isotope Can Now Be Produced in the United States

FDA: MRI Isotope Can Now Be Produced in the United States

The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved a new technology to produce the country's own supply of the radioisotope Technetium-99m.

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

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Patients with stable chest pain who have high-risk plaque as identified by coronary computed tomographic angiography may have a higher risk for MACE.

Safety of MRI Magnetic Field Examined for Legacy Pacemakers

Safety of MRI Magnetic Field Examined for Legacy Pacemakers

MRI conducted at a strength of 1.5 Tesla is safe for patients with a legacy pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system.

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

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Transesophageal echocardiography offers many clinical benefits in patients with cardiac arrest compared with transthoracic echocardiography.

Heart Rate Variability May Help Differentiate Psychiatric Disorders

Heart Rate Variability May Help Differentiate Psychiatric Disorders

Heart rate variability can differentiate major depressive disorder from depression in bipolar disorder.

Acute Myocarditis Prognosis Linked to Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac MRI

Acute Myocarditis Prognosis Linked to Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac MRI

For patients with acute myocarditis with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and for patients with suspected myocarditis, late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac MRI is associated with worse prognosis.

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

For patients with CAD, CCTA is associated with reduced incidence of myocardial infarction but no reduction in death or hospitalization.

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

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When compared with other imaging modalities, positron emission tomography offers the greatest diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery disease.

New Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease

New Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease

New criteria has been developed for valvular heart disease imaging tests.

Case Study: Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Case Study: Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A patient presents with new-onset joint pain and is discovered to have a cardiac condition.

Artery, Aorta Measurements Similar With Different MRI Techniques

Artery, Aorta Measurements Similar With Different MRI Techniques

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional MRI techniques to measure the thoracic aorta and main pulmonary artery are in close agreement.

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

Coronary computed tomography angiography is an accurate method of assessing angiographic outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation.

Ferumoxytol-enhanced  MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

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An enhanced MRI detected myocardial macrophage activity within 2 weeks following an acute myocardial infarction.

Chest Computed Tomography Use in COPD Assessment

Chest Computed Tomography Use in COPD Assessment

Chest computed tomography is increasingly being used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes Predicted Coronary CT Angiography

Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes Predicted Coronary CT Angiography

CCTA-detected obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) improves prediction of MACE in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Survival Predicted by Nomogram

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Survival Predicted by Nomogram

A nomogram can predict 5, 10, and 15-year survival among adults undergoing coronary artery calcium scoring.

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

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Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be safe in patients with implantable cardiac devices and abandoned leads.

Unstable Angina Benefits From Angiography

Unstable Angina Benefits From Angiography

Using routine invasive coronary angiography is beneficial for managing unstable angina.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

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Cardiac magnetic resonance was superior to transthoracic echocardiogram in identifying a pathologic substrate in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Cerebral Hypoperfusion May Contribute Dizziness in Parkinson's

Cerebral Hypoperfusion May Contribute Dizziness in Parkinson's

Researchers tested the efficacy of transcranial doppler monitoring during head-up tilting to evaluate dizziness in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

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The effect of hypoglycemia on functional outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy differs, depending on collateral status.

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

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Both iFR and FFR groups experienced similar rates of composite nonfatal myocardial infarction, unplanned revascularization, or all-cause death within 1 year post-procedure.

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Reduced With <i>ANGPTL3</i> Deficiency

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Reduced With ANGPTL3 Deficiency

Heterozygous carriers of ANGPTL3 loss-of-function mutations demonstrated a 17% reduction in circulating triglycerides and a 12% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

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