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Screening Tool May Better Identify Heart...

Screening Tool May Better Identify Heart Disease in African Americans
CHICAGO—In a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers say they may have an explanation as to why African Americans, despite having lower amounts of coronary artery calcification, are at increased risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events compared with Caucasians. A contrast-enhanced CT image is also...

People With Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk f...

People With Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk for Aggressive Heart Disease
CHICAGO—People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified or “bad” plaque in their coronary arteries, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). A CT image of individual heart vessels showing calcified atherosclerotic plaque (arrows) and...

Current Status of Coronary Artery Imagin...

Current Status of Coronary Artery Imaging
Time: 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM Author: Stephan Achenbach, MD, Scott Daniel Flamm, MD, and Pamela K. Woodard, MD Code: RC303 Objective: This session has three sections. First is CT Angiography, in which attendees will understand the image acquisition process as well as typical pitfalls for coronary CT angiography. Attendees will improve their recognition of typical findings and...