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Growing use of hybrid imaging in ischaemic heart disease

2018 02 May

Recent advances in noninvasive cardiac imaging technologies have altered the diagnostic approach to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Improvements in hardware and software as well as the introduction of new hybrid scanners have allowed the performance of hybrid imaging in ischaemic heart disease, which is now widely adopted and also implemented... Read more

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Utility of artificial intelligence in cardiology

2018 25 Jan

A step forward for daily practice. Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are proving their utility in the evolving field of cardiology. However, it's necessary that cardiologists understand their full potential in order to use them efficiently in the near future. Decision making in medicine Nowadays, the decision-making process in medicine is a... Read more

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Faster, Cheaper Cardiac Imaging Test for Developing Countries

2017 30 May

Results of the INCA-Peru study reveal the development of a faster and cheaper cardiac-imaging test that can be used in developing countries. Findings were presented at EuroCMR 2017. The new cardiac-imaging test is believed to be three times faster and costs less than one-fifth. The test also changed clinical management in nearly 33% of patients.... Read more

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Faster MRI Scans With Compressed Sensing from Siemens Healthineers

2016 29 Nov

Siemens Healthineers underlines its position as innovation leader in magnetic resonance imaging with new acceleration technology Compressed Sensing allows MR imaging up to ten times faster without compromising image quality The first application, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine 1 , enables diagnostic cardiac imaging of patients with arrhythmias... Read more

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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... Read more

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CardioEgypt 2016

2016 22 Feb

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.... Read more

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EUROECHO-IMAGING 2015

2015 02 Dec

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 ... 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... 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... Read more