Search Tag: computed tomography

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CT-based abdominal aortic calcification can predict heart attack

2018 03 Oct

Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to measure calcium, a component of plaque, in the coronary arteries. CT can also measure calcium in the abdominal aorta, the large vessel that carries oxygenated blood to the lower extremities.  New research published in the journal Radiology finds that CT-based measures of calcification in the abdominal... Read more

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CEUS - increasing use in emergency and critical care

2018 08 May

Point-of-care ultrasonography has distinct advantages over computed tomography (CT) in terms of portability, cost, lack of ionising radiation, and improved spatial resolution. Still, CT has superior diagnostic accuracy in many urgent and emergent conditions. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using intravascular microbubbles holds promise to close... Read more

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Managing Incidentalomas: Disclosure of Cancer History Useful

2017 25 Jul

Technological advancements and the ever-increasing use of computed tomography (CT) have greatly increased the detection of incidental findings, including tiny pulmonary nodules. The management of many "incidentalomas" is significantly influenced by a patient’s history of cancer. However, new research shows a significant number of CT requisitions do... Read more

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Predicting Neurologic Outcome in Cardiac Arrest Patients

2017 11 Jul

Researchers in South Korea previously reported that diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) could be used to predict neurologic outcomes before targeted temperature management (TTM) after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) from cardiac arrest. In a new study, the same team of researchers compared the efficacy of brain computed... Read more

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Radiation Dose Reduction for Common CT Examinations

2017 27 Jun

Opportunity exists for substantial radiation dose reduction using existing computed tomography (CT) technology for common diagnostic tasks, according to a new study reported in the journal Academic Radiology. CT is widely used in medical practice and can provide images with high spatial and temporal resolution that cover large regions of the body,... Read more

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Ultrasound Recommended for Intussusception Diagnosis

2017 20 Jun

The best available evidence recommends ultrasound as the diagnostic modality of choice for the diagnosis of ileocolic intussusception in children, according to new research published in the journal Academic Radiology. The study assessed the diagnostic performance of radiography, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) in the detection of intussusception.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Siemens Healthineers & HeartFlow Collaborate to Provide Solution

2017 16 Mar

•    Global agreement allows companies to develop integrated, noninvasive care solutions for improved management of coronary artery disease patients •    The collaboration’s joint solution pairs CT scanners from Siemens Healthineers with the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Siemens Healthineers and HeartFlow, Inc. have entered into a global... Read more

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Siemens Healthineers Somatom go. CT Platform, Offers Radiology Customers an Excellent ROI

2016 29 Nov

The Somatom go.Now and Somatom go.Up CT scanners are equally suited to newly established radiology departments and to expanding successful institutions Standardized workflows and multi-year service packages provide radiology providers high financial reliability and a foundation for successful growth Unique single-room concept drastically... Read more

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Imaging Detects Prosthetic Heart Valve Complications

2016 05 May

Multimodality imaging can be used to detect and diagnose prosthetic heart valve complications, where a dysfunction is rare but can be life threatening, according to the first recommendations published on this subject. When a dysfunction does occur in heart valve replacement using mechanical or biological prostheses, it is crucial to determine... Read more

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Advanced 3D Applied For First Time To Deadly IPF Lung Disease

2016 21 Apr

Researchers at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way IPF, an aggressive form of lung disease, develops in the body. Originally designed for the analysis of substantial engineering parts, such as jet turbine blades, the powerful scanning equipment at Southampton’s µ-VIS... Read more