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FDA Approves SOMATOM Force CT System by Siemens
The latest dual source CT includes features that provide low dose imaging for patients with renal insufficiency, difficulty holding their breath and more.
Low Dose CT for Lung Cancer May Assess Risk for Cardiovascular Event
Patients undergoing low dose CT chest screening for lung cancer may also be assessed by automated coronary artery calcification scoring.
Coronary Artery Calcification Can Predict Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pulmonary CT angiograms that detect coronary artery calcification can help predict acute coronary syndrome in some patients
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.