Elevated CT Calcium Scoring

What does a Calcium Score measure?Elevated CT Calcium Scoring

A CT cardiac calcium scoring exam detects and measures the buildup of calcium and plaque inside the arteries of the heart.

What does a Calcium Score indicate?

Elevated scores may indicate the onset of Coronary Artery Disease.

Who should have a CT Calcium Score?

Elevated CT Calcium ScoringMen ages 45-79 and women ages 55-70, or those with any of the following risk factors.

  • Family history of heart disease
  • History of smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Overweight
  • High Stress Levels
  • Congestive Heart […]
By |January 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

CASE STUDY – DISSEMINATED PERITONEAL LEIOMYOMATOSIS

Case Summary

A 56-year-old female presented with abdominal/pelvic pain and fullness. Her history is significant for a large fibroid uterus treated with a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (BSO) approximately 10 years previous.

Imaging Findings

A noncontrast CT scan was ordered and revealed a large lobulated mass filling much of the pelvis and extending into the abdomen. Separate from the large mass were some smaller nodular masses that were initially thought to represent lymphadenopathy. No evidence of omental caking, hepatic metastasis, or ascites was demonstrated.

An MRI of the abdomen and pelvis was then performed with and without gadolinium that demonstrated a large, […]

By |January 18th, 2018|Case Studies, News|0 Comments

Case Study – Chronic Noninfectious Osteomyelitis (CNO)

By Josh Gottlieb, OMS IV, NYIT-COM and Roy Gottlieb, D.O.

 

 

X-ray demonstrated marked wavy solid cortical thickening along the posterior cortex of the tibia (Figures 1 and 2). The periosteal reaction was thought to be non-aggressive in type without evidence of a Codman’s triangle or “onion-skin” appearance.

On MRI, there is marrow edema in the thickened posterior cortex with mild adjacent soft tissue edema (figures 3 and 4). Linear vascular grooves are demonstrated in the cortex without radiation to a focal osteoid osteoma nidus.

A CT demonstrated marked […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Case Studies|0 Comments

The 2nd Annual RadNet Fall Vascular Symposium

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The 2nd Annual RadNet Fall Vascular Symposium has been approved for 10 ARDMS CME credits. We invite all of our technologists in southern California to attend this event, which we’re holding exclusively for RadNet free of charge. Over 50 of our Southern California technologists have already signed up! We believe this event will be a tremendous benefit as it shows commitment to education and training, as well as commitment to our patient community. The symposium will be a combination of hands-on workshops, lectures, and case study reviews. Topics include:

• Venous […]

By |November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Benefits to CT Calcium Scores

CT calcium score is a strong predictor of a patient’s risk for heart attack. However, this widely available and relatively inexpensive exam is often underutilized. New research provides additional evidence supporting the benefits of CT calcium scoring.

Warranty Periods for CT Calcium Scores

Research published August 2015 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging discusses the “warranty period” for a calcium score of 0. It has been shown that a calcium score of 0 offers a short-term (5-year) warranty period suggesting a low chance of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE). However, the long term prediction for MACE in patients with a calcium […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Cancer Imaging, Cancer Screening|0 Comments
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