Cardiac Imaging

High-Quality cCTA Imaging Enables FFRct Analysis

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Images courtesy of Medscan Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia

Physicians strive to avoid unnecessary invasive angiograms when determining the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) in a patient as well as CAD’s impact on blood flow to the heart.

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Successful Paravalvular Leak Closure Using Echo-Fluoro Guidance

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Images courtesy New York University.

A paravalvular leak (PVL) closure is often extremely challenging due to the leak’s small size and the fact that its location is not visible on X-ray during the attempted intervention. 

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VASCULAR IMAGING SOLUTIONS: IVUS Training for Cath Lab Staff

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James Guillory, RT, (R), (CV) is the Clinical Manager in the cardiac catheterization lab at the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La. Tray LaCombe, BSRT, (R) is a Staff Technologist CCL/Specials/EP at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

The iLearn IVUS Education Series from Boston Scientific is an innovative and unique education concept that builds knowledge and confidence to incorporate intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) into daily practice. Designed for physicians, fellows, nurses and technologists, the iLearn Series consists of focused, job-specific IVUS education using Boston Scientific’s iLab Ultrasound Imaging System. The iLearn Series allows participants to continually expand knowledge, skill level and grow user confidence. The key course in the iLearn Series is the IVUS Essentials Course, which is designed for real-wor

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Interested in Imaging and Hemodynamics? See what the SCAI has to offer.

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Morton Kern, MD, Clinical Editor,
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Associate Chief Cardiology,
University of California Irvine,
Orange, California

Held at SCAI’s 30th Annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, May 9, the Judkins Cardiac Imaging Symposium offers a comprehensive mix of both fundamentals and innovations from the basic need-to-know imaging facts and techniques to advanced concepts.

The core curriculum will provide a complete overview of various imaging technologies. Ultrasound physics will be discussed by Chandra Sehgal, PhD, of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Advances in X-ray Tube Technology: Angiography and MDCT will be addressed by Jenss Schmidt-May, PhD, of Philips Medical

The Latest in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

What are “cardiac perfusion MRI” and “delayed enhancement imaging”?

Perfusion imaging with MRI is very similar to perfusion imaging with nuclear tracers (single photon emission computed tomography [SPECT] imaging or positron emission tomography [PET] imaging). Each test has an imaging (contrast) agent which can be tracked as it goes through the myocardium, so MRI is the same principle as a study using SPECT imaging or PET imaging. In cardiac perfusion MRI, you look at blood flow at rest and with a stressor, like adenosine. We use the contra

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