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MDCT angiography leads to successful treatment of severely blocked arteries in the legs

... MDCT angiography leads to accurate recommendations for successful ... with severely blocked peripheral arteries. MDCT angiography indicated that nine patients should undergo ... and two had a combination of treatments. "MDCT angiography identified the correct treatment in 18 patients," ...

IMRIS receives CE Mark approval for interventional imaging system

... approval for its integrated MR imaging and x-ray angiography suite that enables physicians to diagnose, ... IMRISNV features a 3T MRI scanner and a bi-plane angiography system specifically designed to co-exist in the ... an intervention. With an integrated single-plane angiography system, IMRIScardio is designed to improve ...

Radiation dose can be reduced for 'triple rule-out' coronary CT angiography

... dose delivered to patients undergoing coronary CT angiography in a "triple rule-out" protocol by simply using ... 172 patients who were evaluated using coronary CT angiography without tube current modulation and 95 patients ... criticisms of the triple rule out coronary CT angiography study is the concern about the high amount of ...

Radiologists can dramatically lower cardiac CT radiation dose in some patients

... lower the radiation dose delivered by cardiac CT angiography by 39% in adult patients weighing 185 pounds or ... 185 pounds or less, who underwent cardiac CT angiography either using a tube voltage of 120 kV or 100 kV. ... MD, lead author of the study. "Coronary CT angiography has tremendously high accuracy for detecting and ...

Coronary angiography may improve outcomes for cardiac arrest patients

... suffer cardiac arrests and then receive coronary angiography are twice as likely to survive without ... of Pittsburgh. The importance of prompt coronary angiography is well-established for cardiac arrest patients ... noted. "But our study, which shows that angiography is independently associated with good neurologic ...

Noninvasive screening test may detect narrowing in intracranial stents

... has found that quantitative magnetic resonance angiography (QMRA) is a promising screening tool to detect ... Noninvasive imaging such as magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and computerized tomography angiography often can not provide an accurate diagnosis of ...

Angled gantry technique reduced breast radiation exposure by 50 percent

... A novel angled gantry approach to coronary CT angiography reduced radiation exposure to the breast by more ... reviewed 100 consecutive coronary CT angiography images that were obtained with a 64 detector ... The standard axial imaging plane for coronary CT angiography required a 6.5cm. 1.8 cm. overlap with the ...

CT Scans Can Spot Blocked Arteries

... a study finds. Therefore, "multidetector CT angiography cannot replace conventional coronary angiography at present," concludes a report in the Nov. 27 ... More information There's more on coronary angiography at the U.S. National Library of Medicine . ...

Routine testing after aneurysm coiling carries low risk

... in 2,243 patients who had undergone cerebral angiography three months or more following endovascular ... study shows that the use of routine testing with angiography following endovascular treatment of brain ... at UC. "Because the risk is small, routine angiography should not be viewed as a deterrent to ...

Study Finds Timing Is Everything For Some Heart Attack Patients

... the worst prognosis (GRACE score > 140), early angiography and revascularization results in a significant ... a clear benefit for early coronary angiography and treatment, he said. "This is by far, the ... treatment may be a factor, Mehta said. Coronary angiography is an invasive diagnostic imaging technique ...

Coronary CTA costs less than standard of care for triaging women with acute chest pain

... Non-invasive coronary CT angiography (CTA) is more cost-effective than current tests ... and health effects of performing coronary CT angiography and either discharging, stress testing, or ... MD, PhD lead author of the study. Coronary CT angiography was $410 less (in emergency department and ...

New System Devised To Guide Doctors Treating Patients With Symptomatic Myocardial Bridging

... with results from qualitative coronary angiography (QCA) and blood flow studies such as ... invasive diagnostic tests. Qualitative coronary angiography and intracoronary Doppler hemodynamics were able ... altered intracoronary hemodynamics, based on angiography and intracoronary Doppler - with or without signs ...

New system devised to guide doctors treating patients with symptomatic myocardial bridging

... correlated with results from qualitative coronary angiography (QCA) and blood flow studies such as ... invasive diagnostic tests. Qualitative coronary angiography and intracoronary Doppler hemodynamics were able ... altered intracoronary hemodynamics, based on angiography and intracoronary Doppler with or without signs ...

Unique Simulation Training Course Ushers in New Era of Stroke Intervention

... FSCAI Secretary, Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions Director of Vascular ... FSCAI President, Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions Professor of Pediatrics and ... Past President, Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions Professor of Medicine and ...

New method effective in detecting dangerous coronary plaque

... the walls of the hearts arteries, undetectable by angiography or cardiac stress tests and prone to rupture ... to be equally as effective as catheter coronary angiography in identifying patients at risk for heart ... not significantly narrow the lumen, conventional angiography and stress tests fail to provide a complete ...

Extremely low dose CT coronary angiography shows promise in assessing cardiac function

... Extremely low dose CT coronary angiography can be used to measure cardiac function and has ... a preliminary study indicates. CT coronary angiography provides a wealth of data about cardiac structure and function; however, CT coronary angiography uses a high radiation dose and other ...

ExoSeal vascular plug gets good reviews in ECLIPSE study

... catheters into the body during diagnostic angiography and interventional procedures significantly ... sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the ... centers, half of whom were undergoing diagnostic angiography and half, an interventional procedure. Some 90 ...

Spirit II explores long-term performance of XIENCE V stent

... to the Taxus stent in six-month findings on angiography and trended better on one-year clinical outcomes. ... sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the ... years. In the 117 patients who had follow-up angiography at two years, there was no significant difference ...

Whole body MDCT just as 'good' as neck MDCT angiography in diagnosing head and neck injuries

... theres no need for an additional neck MDCT angiography examination according to a recent study conducted ... the patient would also undergo a neck MDCT angiography exam, said Clint Sliker, MD, lead author of the ... either whole-body MDCT or neck MDCTA followed by angiography over a 23-month period. From this group, 77 whole ...

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Joint Scientific Statement

... Association and Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions. The guidelines also note that ... Heart Association and Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions. The guidelines, an update ... Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions. The guidelines note that ...

CT Angiography Highly Accurate: Multicenter Trials Show

... Using 64-Row Multidetector Computed Tomography angiography (CORE-64) Trial, researchers at nine ... who were scheduled to undergo invasive coronary angiography for suspected or unknown coronary artery disease. The study found that 64-slice multidetector CT angiography was highly accurate in detecting blockages of ...

CT angiography highly accurate, multicenter trials show

... CHICAGO Computed tomography (CT) angiography is as accurate as an invasive angiogram in ... Using 64-Row Multidetector Computed Tomography angiography (CORE-64) Trial, researchers at nine ... who were scheduled to undergo invasive coronary angiography for suspected or unknown coronary artery disease. ...

Mayo Clinic clarifies diagnosis for serious blood vessel disease of brain and spinal cord

... of diagnostic techniques consisting of angiography (imaging the cerebral arteries), brain biopsy and ... or spinal cord, leading to a stroke. While angiography has been the preferred diagnostic technique ... Findings Some the studys main findings: angiography imaging of blood vessels appears to complement ...

Catheter angiography may be an unnecessary follow-up to CT angiography

... Even in challenging cases, CT angiography (CTA) offers an accurate and rapid diagnosis for ... results are indeterminate, a subsequent catheter angiography is usually performed. Aortic injury is a ... and mortality are significantly increased, CT angiography offers a much more rapid diagnosis than ...

SCAI Opposes U.S. House of Representatives Health Reform Bill in Current Form

... WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) supports the U.S. House of Representatives' goal ... About SCAI The mission of the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) is to promote excellence in invasive and ...

Varian Medical Systems Introduces the PaxScan 3030+ X-Ray Image Detector for Interventional Angiography

... their first digital imager specifically designed for interventional angiography procedures. "With speeds up to 30 frames per second, the PaxScan ... a low X-ray dose to the patient." In addition to interventional angiography systems, the new PaxScan 3030+ multi-modality panel is designed for use in ...

When Chest Pain Requires Quick Action in ER

... "If you show up at 10 in the morning on Tuesday, you can have an angiography [which shows the extent of heart damage] by Tuesday afternoon," Mehta ... the majority of patients are not high risk," Mehta said. "They can go for angiography early or later." More information Acute coronary syndrome is ...

Racial Disparity Seen in Angioplasty Outcomes

... -- during the follow-up period, according to a Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) news release. The study also found that the ... Preidt SOURCE: Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions, news release, May 8, 2009 ...

Fewer Heart Surgeries Needed as Technology Improves

... System, said in a news release issued by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI). For their study, the researchers analyzed ... Preidt SOURCE: Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions, news release, May 8, 2009 ...

Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies

... Thursday. The statement, published by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI), notes that changes in reimbursement have put ... Preidt SOURCE: Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions, news release, May 7, 2009 ...

SCAI Releases Consensus Statement on Length of Stay Following Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

... guide physicians in making these decisions, the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has published an expert consensus statement ... SCAI Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions is a 4,000-member professional organization representing ...

Device Offers Hope for Patients With Leaky Heart Valve

... Vegas at the annual scientific sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions. The device, made by Cardiac Dimensions, was recently ... Preidt SOURCE: Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions, news release, May 7, 2009 ...

Plavix, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky Combination

... The problem, according to experts at the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI), is that the combination of Plavix and a PPI ... 6, 2009, press conference at annual meeting, Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions, Las Vegas: Eric J. Stanek, PharmD, senior director, ...

Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease

... Interventions , the official journal of The Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI). Led by Dr. Issam D. Moussa of New York ... 800 patients with ischemic heart disease who were to undergo coronary angiography and/or intervention and were either at least 70 years old, or between the ...

LUMEDX and Mennen Medical(R) Announce Agreement for a Strategic Cooperation

... the system enables various layouts to suit both cardiac and peripheral angiography procedures, including the most advanced pediatric package that is ... workload conditions that exist in both the Cardiac and peripheral angiography environments while offering very high reliability. "This strategic ...

Efficacy of stents is improved when their placement is determined by arterial blood flow measurement

... of locating the stent in patients with multivessel disease: conventional angiography (visualisation of the artery) or a new technique of "fractional flow ... method which is easy to perform and readily available during diagnostic angiography is measurement of the fractional flow reserve, a method which can ...

Blood Flow Measurement Boosts Stent Outcomes

... patient outcomes for stent implants using either FFR measurements or angiography (X-ray images) in 1,005 people who underwent artery-opening procedures. ... fewer stents in the FFR cases, an average of 1.9 versus 2.7 stents in the angiography group. That's a real advantage, Pijls said, because, "you can do it in ...

New appropriate use criteria guide treatment of patients with heart blockage

... by the American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for ... committee member and past president of the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions. "But for those who find that only 60 or 70 percent of ...

MEDRAD Builds on Success of P3T Cardiac CT Injection Software

... (JAMA 2005; 293:2012-17) found that the negative predictive value of a CT angiography of the pulmonary arteries was 99.4%. MEDRAD, Inc. is a worldwide ... . March 2008. (2) P3T Cardiac indicated for CT Pulmonary angiography is pending FDA clearance [510(k) pending]. ...

Speed Not Always of the Essence With Heart Cases in ER

... were randomized (after receiving routine therapy) to have a coronary angiography as soon as possible followed by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, ... later than 24 hours after arriving at the hospital or to receive coronary angiography any time after 36 hours followed by PCI or CABG. There was no ...
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