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2014-01-14 11:00:16

Dense heart plaques may have protective quality A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that one of the most widely used systems for predicting risk of adverse heart events should be re-evaluated. A surprise finding was that coronary artery calcium (CAC) density may be protective against cardiovascular events. The study of CAC will be published in the January 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Great...

2011-07-14 08:00:00

NEWTON, Mass., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rcadia Medical Imaging has achieved proof-of-concept with the first fully automated software that performs calcium scoring directly from a coronary CT angiography (cCTA) study. This technology, the first to show strong correlation with the standard, Agatston scoring, has the potential to eliminate the need for a separate calcium score (CS) exam, and thereby reduce costs and decrease patient radiation exposure. This work in progress is based on...


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