Category Archives: Non-Invasive Cardiology

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A Simplified Introduction to Cardiac MRI

This article will give you a basic understanding of the physics behind Magnetic Resonance Imaging in relation to cardiac imaging. Basic Physics:   To give you a full understanding of the physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) would require another 100 editions of this publication, so here is a simplified outline on what this complex…

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The Evolution of Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI has evolved since the late 1980’s until the present very slowly. When I first started doing MRI’s clinically (1991), CMRI wasn’t being performed clinically. The technology to perform clinically relevant exams was not yet developed. By the mid 1990’s, technology development was such that CMRI was now a viable technique. Still, some significant…

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The 128 Multislice CT Scanner at London Independent Hospital

There is an increased array of diagnostic tools used in the diagnosis and evaluation of prognosis of coronary artery disease. They can be divided into functional assessments: including exercise testing, nuclear perfusion imaging, stress echocardiography, and more recently cardiac MRI perfusion imaging; and anatomical assessment: coronary angiography and cardiac CT angiography (CTA). Up to now,…

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Cardiac CT – Benefit or Risk For Cardiovascular Programs

Cenergy is a Washington based consulting company specializing in the implementation of physician alignment strategies and the strategic development of service lines. In life there are always two sides to everything. For most of life’s events, a simple question represents this truth – “Would you like the good news or the bad news?” For cardiovascular…

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Calcium Scoring with Cardiac CT

Cardiac CT – Why I like Calcium Scoring for Coronary Disease

To begin, it is undeniable that in virtually any countries adult population, coronary artery disease is often grossly under diagnosed and treated. This particularly applies to certain ethnic groups particularly of South Asian (Indian) origin who have over recent years been shown as having a high incidence of coronary disease yet often undeclared by typical…

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