HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Technologies diagnose coronary disease in one heartbeat

ATLANTA, GA (March 14, 2006) -- As a growing number of Americans are diagnosed with heart conditions each year, it is becoming increasingly important that new heart-specific diagnostic technologies are developed that are easier and more effective than previous standards. Emerging technologies to diagnose heart disease and a more systematic way to predict the long-term success of cardiac procedures are among the topics of studies presented today at the American College of Cardiology's inaugural Innovation in Intervention: the i2 Summit 2006. Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit is an annual meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the American College of Cardiology in partnership with the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

One-Beat Whole Heart Imaging Using the 2nd Spec 256-Multislice CT: First Clinical Data (Abstract 2914-117)

The 2nd Spec 256-Multislice CT scanner (computed tomography) represents the next generation of CT scanners to assess coronary artery health and cardiac anatomy and function. The diagnostic tool is designed to non-invasively determine whether significant coronary artery disease is present, completing the whole heart scan in 1.5 seconds without gating and table movement, using the wider coverage of the CT scanner. For comparison, the commonly used 64-slice CT scanner takes approximately 10 seconds to complete a diagnostic scan of the heart.

A team of researchers at Ehime University School of Medicine in Japan tested the efficacy of the 256-Multislice CT on two patients, both of whom had previously experienced heart attacks, and determined they could clearly and effectively evaluate the damage from the patients' past heart attacks. By injecting a contrast solution into each patient, researchers were able to see two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of the heart to assess coronary and cardiac function. Coronary artery structure was evaluated, as was the fu
'"/>

Contact: Victoria Kirker
vkirker@spectrumscience.com
240-423-5235
American College of Cardiology
14-Mar-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Stevens in agreement with Competitive Technologies to commercialize Stevens IP worldwide
2. RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
3. New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
4. Breast MRI may help determine surgical management of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer
5. Electronic nose may help diagnose asthma
6. New blood test can diagnose and monitor treatment of Parkinsons disease
7. Combined imaging approach may provide better identification of difficult-to-diagnose brain clots
8. Use of oral fluids to diagnose and treat disease
9. Sleep apnea common, but undiagnosed, among pacemaker patients
10. Texas researchers aim to use saliva to diagnose health and disease
11. New screening process helps better diagnose oral cancers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Technologies diagnose coronary disease one heartbeat

(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 “It’s like ... SLP, RAC-CT, CHHRP-QT, Vice President of Clinical Operations/Education ... important ‘language’ that impacts how care is coded ... in long term care reimbursement, operations and compliance ... and talent management, launches a new series of ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Coordinating ... a difficult process. Historically providers have not been ... payers. Starting in 2015, Medicare has paved the ... activities. Thanks to the launch of Oculus ... and health systems using the platform will now ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 Power Systems is proud ... the 2015 race season. Drobeck is in his second year ... a firefighter with the Missoula Fire Department in Missoula, MT. ... Pro in 2014. During his career, he has had 15 ... Drobeck recorded top 10 finishes in all seven of his ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 According ... as a hub for drug related death, totaling almost 2,500 ... number, as reported by state officials, totals 2,489 deaths stemming ... numbers work out, Pennsylvania loses seven people every day to ... Philadelphia has been singled out as one of the most ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 Medivo, Inc., a leader ... Rates and Genotype Results in ‘Baby Boomers’ Screened for HCV ... Nationwide Lab Test Database” at Digestive Disease Week, May 16-19, ... Affairs and Analytics team members Carol Smyth, MB; Jason Bhan, ... Parker, MSI, along with Nancy Reau, MD from the University ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 2Health News:Harmony Healthcare International Takes the Lead in Launching ICD-10 Coding Transition in Post-Acute Care 3Health News:Oculus Health Care Coordination Platform Officially Launched 2Health News:Oculus Health Care Coordination Platform Officially Launched 3Health News:Oculus Health Care Coordination Platform Officially Launched 4Health News:Philadelphia Ranks Among the Tops Cities in Penn. for Drug Deaths 2Health News:Medivo Study Finds HCV Positivity Rates are 250% Higher Among Baby Boomers 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 The leading companies ... billion global cardiac rhythm management device market dominate ... that Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific and ... this market segment. The healthcare market research publisher,s ... uses 2015 as a base year, providing forecasts ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... "RegeneRx") today announced a peer-reviewed publication of the ... study evaluating RGN-259 (RegeneRx,s preservative-free eye drops) for ... Inc.,s controlled adverse environment (CAE ® ) model.  ... and the results, which were previously disseminated by ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Latest Regulations on Pharmaceutical International ... their offering. This is first time ... guidance on international multi-center clinical trials of drugs ... begun to be implemented on March 1, 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kalorama: Top Companies Dominate Cardiac Defibrillator Market 2Kalorama: Top Companies Dominate Cardiac Defibrillator Market 3Kalorama: Top Companies Dominate Cardiac Defibrillator Market 4Complete Data from RegeneRx Phase II Dry Eye Trial Published in Current Issue of Clinical Ophthalmology 2Complete Data from RegeneRx Phase II Dry Eye Trial Published in Current Issue of Clinical Ophthalmology 3Complete Data from RegeneRx Phase II Dry Eye Trial Published in Current Issue of Clinical Ophthalmology 42015 Regulations on Pharmaceutical International Multi-Center Clinical Trials in China 2
Cached News: