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PET predicts adverse events in heart disease patients

AuntMinnie

PET imaging with nitrogen-13 (N-13) ammonia radiotracer can help predict major adverse cardiac events in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a study published May 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Patients underwent the scans between January 2017 and January 2021.

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Beware risk of adverse events associated with GBCAs

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To make the situation more complicated, not all possible adverse events from GBCAs are noted in drug packaging, wrote a team led by Lu Wang , PhD, of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital in Yantai, China. Adverse events occurred more frequently among women across all four drugs. Extra studies are needed to enhance the safety of GBCAs."

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AI-enhanced cardiac CT could help curb cardiovascular events

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Eventually, these AI tools could reduce hospital length of stay and improve quality of life and health for people at high risk for cardiovascular events. Certain applications are progressing faster than others, however.

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AI-Enhanced Technology Predicts Fatal and Non-Fatal Cardiac Events from Routine CCTA

MedImaging Ultrasound

An innovative AI technology that can predict both fatal and non-fatal cardiac events has the potential to revolutionize the way coronary artery disease is treated by transforming the risk evaluation and management of patients who undergo routine CCTA.

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Outpatient study finds CT contrast is generally safe, but risk of adverse events varies with the seasons

Health Imaging

A three-institution study of 473,482 patients found the risk of an adverse event following CT contrast increases in the summer and fall.

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Stay Up To Date On Upcoming Radiology and Radiation Oncology Events

Imaging Technology

ITN maintains a comprehensive listing of radiology and radiation oncology specialty meetings, events and educational summits on its website at www.itnonline.com/events. ITN’s award-winning editorial team delivers industry trends and technology information to the professionals who make purchasing decisions.

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Dartmouth event bats around promise, shortcomings of AI in healthcare

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Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, medicine, and biomedical data science at Stanford University, was among the keynote speakers at the Dartmouth event April 3. Photo courtesy of Dartmouth.