Category Archives: Non-Invasive Cardiology

Cardiac CT 3D

Cardiac CT – Uses, Advantages, and Future Direction

Multislice CT scanning (MSCT) has and will continue to open new opportunities to see the heart and its surrounding tissue in greater depth and detail. Recent advances in 16 and 64 slice CT technology mean you can acquire several thin slices with a single rotation of the gantry. The introduction of ECG synchronised CT scanning…

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Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Mitral Regurgitation: A Beginner’s Guide

Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a condition whereby an injury or disease has resulted in the mitral valve becoming leaky through not closing properly, causing blood to regurgitate backwards into the left atrium (LA) from the left ventricle (LV) during systole (contraction). This can result in blood backing up into the lungs. Alternative Names: Mitral Insufficiency…

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Cardiac CT Training

Cardiac CT – The Basics (Training and Education)

Cardiac CT is rapidly making a name for itself as a viable alternative to traditional diagnostic angiograms, and with technology advancing so quickly, we believe it won’t be too long before you see a CT in your department. Some cardiologists in the USA are retraining to become qualified to perform CT’s, and speak to the…

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echocardiography in the community

Echocardiography in the Community – taking the strain off the NHS

Echotech Ltd was established in 2001 to provide echocardiography services to NHS patients across the UK in the community setting. This flexible, patient-led service depends on nine point-of-care ultrasound tools to assess patients in a variety of community-based locations, delivering a rapid, quality-assured service that is drastically reducing echocardiography waiting lists. Heart failure affects an…

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