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More Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Linked to Higher Admission Rates
As clinicians order more noninvasive cardiac imaging for patients with suspected ischemia, hospital admission rates and angiography rise.
CT Shows Coronary Artery Plaque Prevalent Among HIV-infected Men
Imaging with CT and coronary CT angiography shows prevalent and extensive presence of coronary artery plaque among men infected with HIV.
Nuclear Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Use Decreasing
Use of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging exams dropped sharply between 2006 and 2011, but substitute imaging studies haven’t increased.
Certain MRI Findings May Predict Future Cardiac Events
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may help clinicians predict future cardiac events among patients with coronary artery disease or recent MI.
Imaging Software System Improves Heart Disease Diagnosis
CT angiography and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging improves with the use of synchronized multimodal heart visualization software.
CT Measurements May Help Predict Incident Cardiovascular Events
Using CT to measure coronary artery calcium may aid physicians in predicting the chances of incident cardiovascular events.
Cardiologists Urged to Reduce Patient Radiation Exposure
Cardiologists should review cardiac imaging use for their patients in an effort to reduce patient radiation exposure.