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PET-CT With 18F-NaF PET-CT Detects High-Risk Coronary Plaques
PET-CT with the radioactive tracer 18F-NaF PET-CT helps clinicians detect ruptured and high-risk coronary plaques.
T1 Mapping with Cardiovascular MRI Detects Fabry Disease, Heart Damage
A new technique, quantitative T1 mapping with cardiovascular MRI, can help clinicians detect Fabry disease and the severity of heart damage.
Women Exposed To Low-Dose Radiation After MI At Greater Cancer Risk
Low-dose ionizing radiation from cardiac imaging after heart attack poses a greater cancer risk for women than men.
Better Methods Required to Optimize Transthoracic Echocardiography Use
Transthoracic echocardiography results do not frequently change active treatment among patients.
Mummy CTs Show Atherosclerosis a 4,000-Year-Old Problem
CT scans of mummies show that plaque build-up and clogged arteries occurred among people 4,000 years ago, as well as today.
Ultrasound Screening Intervals for AAA Could Be Longer
Most men with small abdominal aortic aneurysms, 3.0 cm to 5.4 cm, could be safely monitored with ultrasound at longer intervals.
Imaging Technique May Predict Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk
Imaging the loss of nerve function in the heart may better identify patients who would benefit from receiving implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) than current testing methods.