Navigation Links
Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease
Date:9/18/2009

CT technology could provide more detail at less cost, study suggests

FRIDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Radiologists have developed a way to gain better insight into signs of heart disease by using cardiac CT scans that detect narrowed arteries and low blood flow.

CT scans use X-rays to create cross-sectional images of the body's internal anatomy. The scans can detect blockages in coronary arteries, but it's hard to tell if they're actually preventing blood from flowing to the heart.

In a new study, published Sept. 15 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital explained how to gain more detailed pictures of what is going on inside the body, potentially giving doctors more information about the best treatment.

The research, based on tests in 34 cardiac patients, "is among the first demonstrations of the use of cardiac CT to detect both coronary artery stenosis and resulting myocardial ischemia simultaneously in a single examination," Dr. Ricardo C. Cury, a cardiac imaging specialist at the hospital's Heart Center and the study's principal investigator, explained in a hospital news release.

Though other scanning technologies, including nuclear perfusion imaging, provide information that can help guide patient treatment, such methods can lead to either false-negative or false-positive findings, Cury explained in the news release. The new technique "could improve diagnostic accuracy while potentially reducing costs and radiation exposure," he said.

"Since our study was relatively small, we need to test this approach in a larger multicenter trial," Cury added.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on heart disease.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Massachusetts General Hospital, news release, Sept. 15, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic researchers lead national trial testing new treatment for chronic, severe indigestion
2. Indiana U medical researchers boost research and jobs with stimulus legislation grants
3. Canadian researchers discover the first-ever link between intelligence and curiosity
4. MUSC Researchers Concerned About Online Drug Availability
5. UCLA researchers develop biomarker for rapid relief of major depression
6. UCSB researchers develop drug delivery system using nanoparticles and lasers
7. University of Arizona researchers seek safer cystic fibrosis test
8. UAB researchers find TB-prevention therapy is cost-effective option
9. U of T researchers identify protein
10. University of Georgia researchers show component of mothballs is present in deep-space clouds
11. Researchers link inflammatory diseases to increased cardiovascular risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers Perfect the View of Heart Disease
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... In just two days, Aqua ... micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the $100,000 milestone so quickly,10-times the ... consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. , “We are very grateful ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Assili, announce that they are now offering treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ ... dental offices. Sleep apnea , specifically the obstructive type, is increasingly being ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... County, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Somers and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea ... a law clerk for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Gastro Health (“GH”) ... prep patients for colonoscopy at the HyGIeaCare® Center that is to be located ... , The HyGIeaCare® Prep, cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Medical Reiki™ Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate about sharing ... is often a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified Medical Reiki™ ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. ... analyzes the worldwide markets for Dental Implants in US$ Million. The report ... Japan , Europe , ... World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... YORK , March 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News ... Medical cannabis products ... View Research, Inc., projects that the global medical cannabis market will reach ... is a major market for the new growing industry. By ... place to legally buy and sell medical cannabis. More conservative states like ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 Global ... industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. ... market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major ... ... spread across 105 pages providing 10 company profiles and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: