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Lower Radiation and Contrast Dose with New Aortic CT Protocol
A CT protocol with lower radiation and contrast dose for aortic assessment provides acceptable diagnostic imaging.
Wide Display Monitors Decrease Dose in Angiography
Radiation exposure during angiography might be decreased if radiologists can view the images on wide screens.
Image IQ: 74-year-old, History of Aortic Valve Repair
74-year-old with history of aortic valve repair at an outside hospital.
Pocket Ultrasound Helps Increase Resident Efficiency
Cardiac and abdominal imaging performed by residents using a pocket-size ultrasound increases diagnostic accuracy.
CT Coronary Angiography of Suspected Angina May Save Lives
Coronary CT imaging may help clinicians identify patients with suspected angina who may go on to have myocardial infarction.
Appropriate Use Criteria Improved Some Cardiac Imaging
Use of some cardiac imaging improved after implementation of appropriate use criteria, but not for all tests.
Ultrasound May Detect Atherosclerotic Disease Before Symptoms
Clinicians using ultrasound may detect potential heart attacks or strokes before patients show symptoms.
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