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Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

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Leslee J Shaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416358/non-gated-high-pitch-computed-tomography-aortic-angiography-myocardial-perfusion-defects-in-patients-with-suspected-aortic-dissection
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Li-Ting Huang, Shih-Hung Chan, Chia-Chang Chuang, Yi-Shan Tsai
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic value of first-pass myocardial perfusion defects visualised in non-gated high-pitch computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) for suspected aortic dissection. METHODS: We recruited 174 ED patients who underwent high-pitch CTA of the aorta because of suspected aortic dissection. We divided these patients into two groups (diseased and control groups) based on whether their clinical data fulfilled the third universal definition of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), specifically an increase in cardiac troponin (cTn) with at least one of the following: (a) symptoms of ischemia; (b) new ST-segment-T wave (ST-T) changes or new left bundle branch block (LBBB); (c) development of pathological Q wave; (d) new loss of viable myocardium or new regional wall motion abnormality; or (e) identification of an intracoronary thrombus by angiography or autopsy...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396198/left-ventricular-access-point-determination-for-a-coaxial-approach-to-the-mitral-annular-landing-zone-in-transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement
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Philipp Blanke, Jong K Park, Paul Grayburn, Christopher Naoum, Kevin Ong, Keshav Kohli, Bjarne L Norgaard, John G Webb, Jeffrey Popma, David Boshell, Paul Sorajja, David Muller, Jonathon Leipsic
INTRODUCTION: To facilitate coaxial device deployment in transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), a coaxial approach to the mitral annular plane is needed. We sought to establish a method to determine an 'orthogonal' left ventricular (LV) access point for transapical TMVR and to quantitatively characterize its location in patients with severe mitral regurgitation using cardiac computed tomography. METHODS: Cardiac CT data sets of 54 patients with moderate-severe mitral regurgitation evaluated for potential TMVR were analyzed...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420590/volume-and-dimensions-of-angiographically-normal-coronary-arteries-assessed-by-multidetector-computed-tomography
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Samuel Kiil Sørensen, Jørgen Tobias Kühl, Andreas Fuchs, Jakob Boesgaard Norsk, Lars Valeur Køber, Børge Grønne Nordestgaard, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine normal values for coronary artery volume (CAV) and individual vasculature and segment dimensions. METHODS: We examined 200 healthy volunteers with an Agatston score of 0 and a normal, high quality coronary CTA. Using 320 slice multidetector row CT and designated vessel tracing software with border detection algorithm, the main coronary arteries and branches were delineated and total and segmental dimensions calculated...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411031/prognostic-value-of-visually-detected-coronary-artery-calcification-on-unenhanced-non-gated-thoracic-computed-tomography-for-prediction-of-non-fatal-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality
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Lisa Shao, Andrew T Yan, Gerald Lebovic, Harvey H Wong, Anish Kirpalani, Djeven P Deva
PURPOSE: To determine the prognostic value of visually detected coronary artery calcification (CAC) on unenhanced non-gated thoracic computed tomography (CT) for non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and all-cause mortality. METHODS: This retrospective single-centre cohort study comprised of 410 consecutive patients aged 40-80 years without any known cardiovascular disease at baseline. CT images without electrocardiogram-gating were acquired for a variety of respiratory medicine indications...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342678/spontaneous-coronary-artery-intramural-hematoma-in-a-patient-with-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-serial-findings-in-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Takayoshi Toba, Shumpei Mori, Atsushi Yatani, Yoichiro Sugisaki, Tomomi Akita, Naoto Sasaki, Hiromasa Otake, Toshiro Shinke, Hiroyuki Mori, Tatsuya Nishii, Atsushi K Kono, Ken-Ichi Hirata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341196/the-use-of-intraosseous-needles-for-injection-of-contrast-media-for-computed-tomographic-angiography-of-the-thoracic-aorta
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Michael Winkler, Cynthia Talley, Connor Woodward, Alexander Kingsbury, Frank Appiah, Hossam Elbelasi, Kevin Landwher, Xingzhe Li, Dominik Fleischmann
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and quality of computed tomographic angiography of the thoracic aorta (CTA-TA) exams performed using intraosseous needle intravenous access (ION-IVA) for contrast media injection (CMI). METHODS: All CTA-TA exams at the study institution performed between 1/1/2013 and 8/14/2015 were reviewed retrospectively to identify those exams which had been performed using ION-IVA (ION-exams). ION-exams were then analyzed to determine aortic attenuation and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283309/clinical-indications-for-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-in-asymptomatic-patients-expert-consensus-statement-from-the-society-of-cardiovascular-computed-tomography
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Harvey Hecht, Michael J Blaha, Daniel S Berman, Khurram Nasir, Matthew Budoff, Jonathon Leipsic, Ron Blankstein, Jagat Narula, John Rumberger, Leslee J Shaw
This expert consensus statement summarizes the available data regarding the prognostic value of CAC in the asymptomatic population and its ability to refine individual risk prediction, addresses the limitations identified in the current traditional risk factor-based treatment strategies recommended by the 2013 ACC/AHA Prevention guidelines including use of the Pooled Cohort Equations (PCE), and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation Statement for Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259630/large-saphenous-graft-aneurysm-that-compresses-the-right-heart
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Juana Ma Plasencia-Martínez, Manuel Gonzálvez-Ortega, Ana Sánchez-González, María Remedios Rodríguez-Mondéjar, Manuel Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Ángel Antonio López-Cuenca
We present an illustrative case of a very rare complication of saphenous bypass: a huge aneurysm that severely compresses the right-heart cavities.
February 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314613/improved-image-quality-with-simultaneously-reduced-radiation-exposure-knowledge-based-iterative-model-reconstruction-algorithms-for-coronary-ct-angiography-in-a-clinical-setting
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Florian André, Philipp Fortner, Mani Vembar, Dirk Mueller, Wolfram Stiller, Sebastian J Buss, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Hugo A Katus, Grigorios Korosoglou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the potential for radiation dose reduction using knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (K-IMR) algorithms in combination with ultra-low dose body mass index (BMI)-adapted protocols in coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA). METHODS: Forty patients undergoing clinically indicated coronary CTA were randomly assigned to two groups with BMI-adapted (I: <25.0 kg/m(2), II: <28.0 kg/m(2), III: <30.0 kg/m(2), IV: ≥30...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268091/automatic-quantification-of-the-myocardial-extracellular-volume-by-cardiac-computed-tomography-synthetic-ecv-by-cct
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Thomas A Treibel, Marianna Fontana, Jennifer A Steeden, Arthur Nasis, Jason Yeung, Steven K White, Sri Sivarajan, Shonit Punwani, Francesca Pugliese, Stuart A Taylor, James C Moon, Steve Bandula
BACKGROUND: The quantification of extracellular volume fraction (ECV) by Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) can identify changes in the myocardial interstitium due to fibrosis or infiltration. Current methodologies require laboratory blood hematocrit (Hct) measurement - which complicates the technique. The attenuation of blood (HUblood) is known to change with anemia. We hypothesized that the relationship between Hct and HUblood could be calibrated to rapidly generate a synthetic ECV without formally measuring Hct...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259629/structured-reporting-of-ct-examinations-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Bastian O Sabel, Jessica L Plum, Nikolaus Kneidinger, Gabriela Leuschner, Leandra Koletzko, Bijan Raziorrouh, Regina Schinner, Wolfgang G Kunz, Franziska Schoeppe, Kolja M Thierfelder, Wieland H Sommer, Felix G Meinel
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of structured reporting of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) studies on the content, clarity and clinical usefulness of radiology reports in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: Conventional and structured reports were generated for 41 patients with a CTPA positive for acute PE. Conventional reports were dictated in a free-text form using speech recognition; structured reports contained a consistent ordering of observations with standardized subheadings...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256408/ct-for-prediction-of-plaque-erosion-resulting-in-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-arteries
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Maksymilian P Opolski, Artur Debski, Joanna Petryka, Krzysztof Kukula, Cezary Kepka, Adam Witkowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229911/diagnostic-accuracy-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-predicting-coronary-plaque-burden-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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David J Murphy, Sophie J Crinion, Ciaran E Redmond, Gerard M Healy, Walter T McNicholas, Silke Ryan, Jonathan D Dodd
AIM: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of common carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) for coronary artery disease (CAD) detection in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients with clinically suspected OSA prospectively underwent polysomnography (PSG), ultrasound CIMT measurement and coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). An average CIMT of ≥0.9 mm in either common carotid artery designated as a positive test...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229910/optimized-energy-of-spectral-ct-for-infarct-imaging-experimental-validation-with-human-validation
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Veit Sandfort, Srikanth Palanisamy, Rolf Symons, Amir Pourmorteza, Mark A Ahlman, Kelly Rice, Tom Thomas, Cynthia Davies-Venn, Bernhard Krauss, Alan Kwan, Ankur Pandey, Stefan L Zimmerman, David A Bluemke
OBJECTIVES: Late contrast enhancement visualizes myocardial infarction, but the contrast to noise ratio (CNR) is low using conventional CT. The aim of this study was to determine if spectral CT can improve imaging of myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A canine model of myocardial infarction was produced in 8 animals (90-min occlusion, reperfusion). Later, imaging was performed after contrast injection using CT at 90 kVp/150 kVpSn. The following reconstructions were evaluated: Single energy 90 kVp, mixed, iodine map, multiple monoenergetic conventional and monoenergetic noise optimized reconstructions...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229912/mid-diastolic-left-ventricular-volume-and-mass-normal-values-for-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Daniel Juneau, Fernanda Erthal, Owen Clarkin, Atif Alzahrani, Ali Alenazy, Alomgir Hossain, Joao R Inacio, Girish Dwivedi, Alexander J Dick, Frank J Rybicki, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: The adoption of prospectively ECG-triggered acquisition coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has resulted in the inability to measure left ventricle (LV) end-diastolic volume and LV ejection fraction. However other prognostic measures such as LV mass and LV mid-diastolic volume (LVMDV) can still be assessed. The objective of this study is to establish normal reference values for LVMDV and LV mass. METHODS: Left ventricular mid-diastolic volumes and LV mass were prospectively measured in 2647 consecutive 'normal' patients undergoing prospectively ECG-triggered coronary CTA...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214139/accuracy-of-computed-tomography-angiography-to-identify-thin-cap-fibroatheroma-detected-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Nobuo Tomizawa, Kodai Yamamoto, Shinichi Inoh, Takeshi Nojo, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) is assumed to cause acute coronary syndromes. OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of different models for diagnosing TCFA using parameters derived by CT, validated against optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: One hundred twenty-nine plaques in 106 patients were analyzed using data acquired by 64-row CT with a reconstruction thickness of 0.67 mm and an increment of 0.33 mm. TCFA was defined by OCT as a plaque with lipid content in ≥2 quadrants and the thinnest part of the fibrous cap measuring ≤65 μm...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202247/radiological-characteristics-of-atrial-myxoma-in-cardiac-computed-tomography
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Kawa Haji, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: Although the primary role of Cardiac Computed Tomography (CCT) is assessment of the coronary arteries, the technique also allows detailed examination of cardiac structures and other cardiac pathologies including cardiac myxoma. However, limited data exists regarding the CCT characteristics of cardiac myxoma. OBJECTIVE: To describe the radiological characteristics of a series of cardiac myxomas in CCT. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients at our tertiary urban referral centre with cardiac myxoma on CCT over a seven-year period between July 2008 and July 2015...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196684/giant-cell-aortitis-mimicking-intramural-hematoma
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Richard Thomas, Carolyn Glass, Richard N Mitchell, Michael L Steigner, Ayaz Aghayev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202246/analysis-of-myocardial-perfusion-parameters-in-an-ex-vivo-porcine-heart-model-using-third-generation-dual-source-ct
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Gert Jan Pelgrim, Taylor M Duguay, J Marco A Stijnen, Akos Varga-Szemes, Sjoerd Van Tuijl, U Joseph Schoepf, Matthijs Oudkerk, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between fractional flow reserve (FFR)-determined coronary artery stenosis severity and myocardial perfusion parameters derived from dynamic myocardial CT perfusion imaging (CTP) in an ex-vivo porcine heart model. METHODS: Six porcine hearts were perfused according to Langendorff. Circulatory parameters such as arterial blood flow (ABF) (L/min), mean arterial pressure (MAP) (mmHg) and heart rate (bpm) were monitored. Using an inflatable cuff and monitored via a pressure wire, coronary artery stenoses of different FFR grades were created (no stenosis, FFR = 0...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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