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Contrast Agent Shortage Sends Ripples through Radiology

2022 23 May

Radiology departments react to a shortage of iodinated contrast media from GE Healthcare, caused by an unexpected COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai, China. GE Healthcare’s manufacturing plant in Shanghai produces the iodinated contrast media, Omnipaque (iohexol) and Visipaque (iodixanol), which are used to enhance computed tomography and other imaging... Read more

Contrast Agent Pooling on CT Predicts Imminent Heart Attack

2022 20 May

Researchers in New Taipei City, Taiwan, recently published evidence in  BMC Emergency Medicine  showing that venous pooling of contrast agent (CAP) predicted an imminent cardiac arrest.   The study evaluated all emergency department patients from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 who received contrast computed tomography and then experienced cardiac... Read more

CT Lung Cancer Screening Reduces Deaths

2021 21 Dec

Most physicians agree that discovering lung cancer early is critical to saving lives. Over 200,000 people receive lung cancer diagnoses annually and this remains a leading causes of U.S. cancer deaths. For the first time, a large retrospective population study, conducted by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, demonstrated this.  The study... Read more

World’s First Photon-Counting CT Scanner Launched

2021 17 Nov

This week, Siemens Healthineers (Erlangen, Germany) launched Naeotom Alpha, the world’s first photon-counting computed tomography (CT) scanner, following US and EU regulatory approval for clinical use. For their role in developing the photon-counting CT scanner, Siemens Healthineers employees, Professor Thomas Flohr, Dr Björn Kreisler, and Dr Stefan... Read more

Dark-field X-ray Detects Emphysema Earlier with Less Radiation

2021 10 Nov

German researchers recently published a study in Lancet Digital Health showing that clinicians can use dark-field x-ray to diagnose emphysema in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.   Routine chest X-ray imaging as a lung disease diagnostic tool lacks the sensitivity needed to detect emphysema. Until now, detailed diagnostic... Read more

Cancer Screening Drops after Diagnostic CT

2021 09 Nov

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) recently published a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology showing that patient retention in a lung cancer screening (LCS) programme drops after diagnostic chest computed tomography (CT) examinations. Lung cancer is the leading cause of US cancer-related death, and screening... Read more

US FDA Approves World’s First Photon-Counting CT System

2021 06 Oct

On September 30, the US FDA approved the Siemens Naeotom Alpha, the world’s first photon-counting computed tomography (CT) scanner through the 510(k) premarket clearance pathway. 510(k) clearance establishes that a medical device is equivalent to a legally marketed predicate device. FDA and CT experts consider this a revolutionary shift in CT scanner... Read more

UK Cardiac CT Course 2020

2020 06 Sep

NEW DATES: SEPTEMBER 06-11, 2020 Read more

Nuclear Cardiology: Molecular Insights into the Heart

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Nuclear cardiology is a promising field located between research, imaging, and patient care. Through close interdisciplinary cooperation, a variety of cardiovascular diseases (eg coronary artery, inflammatory and infiltrative cardiac diseases) can not only be investigated, but also efficiently treated in daily clinical routine.    What... Read more

15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2020

2020 17 Jul

After careful consideration, SCCT has decided to transform the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) into a virtual conference.  Dates: 17-18 July, 2020 Find SCCT on Social Media             Read more