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New Cardiac Imaging More Accurate By Removing Need To Breathe

2016 17 May

A new technique for cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can improve accuracy by removing patients’ need to breathe, as the lack of motion allows acquisition of higher quality images in less time, according to research presented at EuroCMR 2016 in Florence, Italy. “In many imaging techniques, but particularly in CMR, you need a relatively long... Read more

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CardioEgypt 2016

2015 21 Dec

The Cardiology Department of the Military Medical Academy together with the Egyptian Society of Cardiology have the honor to invite you to CardioEgypt2016, the largest most comprehensive Annual Cardiovascular Congress in Egypt, the Middle East and Africa that will be held at Fairmont Heliopolis hotel during the period from 22nd – 25th February 2016.The... Read more

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2015 25 Nov

Over the years, EuroEcho-Imaging has grown more and more to become the world’s largest cardiovascular imaging congress. This year’s main themes are ‘cardiomyopathies’ and ‘early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease’.The aim of EuroEcho-Imaging will be to create an exciting forum, in which both clinicians and scientists can present and discuss the most... Read more

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Trial to Compare CT, Cardiac Catheterisation

2015 20 Oct

A new European randomised study (DISCHARGE) aims to determine whether computed tomography (CT) can replace cardiac catheterisation in evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Marc Dewey, Heisenberg Professor of Radiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, coordinates the study, taking place at 25 clinical sites in... Read more

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Reducing Low-Value Imaging - More Intervention Needed?

2015 12 Oct

Researchers analysed use of seven low-value clinical services in Choosing Wisely campaign and found notable declines in two services: the use of imaging for headaches and cardiac imaging in low risk patients. Their findings are reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.One way to minimise healthcare costs is to reduce the use of unnecessary medical procedures... Read more

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MRI Provides Insight After Heart Attack

2015 06 Oct

Researchers at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have developed a computational method that uses MRI to assess the extent of damage to the left ventricle after a heart attack. Teo Soo-Kng of the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing explains that heart attacks can be very complicated and in cases where the left... Read more

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ACC Focus on Cardiac Imaging Appropriate Use

2015 20 Sep

Cardiac imaging growth has been on the decline over the past 10 years, indicating increased adherence to appropriate use criteria (AUC) for imaging tests, according to a Leadership Page article in the Journal of American College of Cardiology."Physicians who have been provided with AUC data on their imaging use have recognised their shared responsibility... Read more

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Cardiac Imaging May Pose Radiation Risk

2014 04 Oct

According to a recent statement by the American Heart Association, doctors should ensure that patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before they undertake the procedures. These heart imaging tests may include nuclear stress tests, cardiac CT scans and fluoroscopy.  According to Dr. Rana Fazel, MD, MSc, chair of the... Read more

Health Management

2014 27 Sep

On the occasion of Esaote’s recent launch of their latest mobile ultrasound diagnostic tools MyLab Gamma and MyLab 6, HealthManagement sat down with Carlos Faustmann to talk about Esaote’s approach and strategy in the competitive ultrasound market. Congratulations on the launch. It appears these new machines are the perfect diagnostic tool at an affordable... Read more

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Echocardiography as a Multimodality Cardiac Imaging Technique

2014 08 Mar

Author Prof. Petros Nihoyannopoulos MD,FRCP Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London Hammersmith Hospital London, UK   Historical Note The year 2013 was the 60th Birthday of the founding of Echocardiography and the 160th anniversary since the death of Johann Christian Doppler (1803-1853). Those two events marked modern cardiology by... Read more

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