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Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Imaging

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The latest dual source CT includes features that provide low dose imaging for patients with renal insufficiency, difficulty holding their breath and more.

Patients undergoing low dose CT chest screening for lung cancer may also be assessed by automated coronary artery calcification scoring.

Pulmonary CT angiograms that detect coronary artery calcification can help predict acute coronary syndrome in some patients

As clinicians order more noninvasive cardiac imaging for patients with suspected ischemia, hospital admission rates and angiography rise.

Imaging with CT and coronary CT angiography shows prevalent and extensive presence of coronary artery plaque among men infected with HIV.

Use of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging exams dropped sharply between 2006 and 2011, but substitute imaging studies haven’t increased.

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may help clinicians predict future cardiac events among patients with coronary artery disease or recent MI.

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