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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090247/optimal-parameter-map-estimation-for-shape-representation-a-generative-approach
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Shireen Y Elhabian, Praful Agrawal, Ross T Whitaker
Probabilistic label maps are a useful tool for important medical image analysis tasks such as segmentation, shape analysis, and atlas building. Existing methods typically rely on blurred signed distance maps or smoothed label maps to model uncertainties and shape variabilities, which do not conform to any generative model or estimation process, and are therefore suboptimal. In this paper, we propose to learn probabilistic label maps using a generative model on given set of binary label maps. The proposed approach generalizes well on unseen data while simultaneously capturing the variability in the training samples...
April 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087602/novel-application-of-3d-contrast-enhanced-cmr-to-define-fibrotic-structure-of-the-human-sinoatrial-node-in-vivo
#2
Thomas A Csepe, Jichao Zhao, Lidiya V Sul, Yufeng Wang, Brian J Hansen, Ning Li, Anthony J Ignozzi, Anna Bratasz, Kimerly A Powell, Ahmet Kilic, Peter J Mohler, Paul M L Janssen, John D Hummel, Orlando P Simonetti, Vadim V Fedorov
AIMS: The adult human sinoatrial node (SAN) has a specialized fibrotic intramural structure (35-55% fibrotic tissue) that provides mechanical and electrical protection from the surrounding atria. We hypothesize that late gadolinium-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) can be applied to define the fibrotic human SAN structure in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: LGE-CMR atrial scans of healthy volunteers (n olu, 23-52 y.o.) using a 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system with a spatial resolution of 1...
January 13, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087564/right-ventricular-ejection-fraction-is-incremental-to-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-for-the-prediction-of-future-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-systolic-dysfunction
#3
Yoko Mikami, Umjeet Jolly, Bobak Heydari, Mingkai Peng, Fahad Almehmadi, Mohammed Zahrani, Mahmoud Bokhari, John Stirrat, Carmen P Lydell, Andrew G Howarth, Raymond Yee, James A White
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular ejection fraction remains the primary risk stratification tool used in the selection of patients for implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy. However, this solitary marker fails to identify a substantial portion of patients experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. In this study, we examined the incremental value of considering right ventricular ejection fraction for the prediction of future arrhythmic events in patients with systolic dysfunction using the gold standard of cardiovascular magnetic resonance...
January 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079110/left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-cardiac-neuromuscular-and-genetic-factors
#4
REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Jeffrey A Towbin
Left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) or noncompaction is a myocardial abnormality of unknown aetiology, frequently associated with monogenic disorders, particularly neuromuscular disorders, or with chromosomal defects. LVHT is diagnosed usually by echocardiography by the presence of a bilayered myocardium consisting of a thick, spongy, noncompacted endocardial layer and a thin, compacted, epicardial layer. The pathogenesis of LVHT is unsolved, and the diagnostic criteria, prognosis, and optimal treatment of patients with LVHT are under debate...
January 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077133/t1-and-t2-mapping-for-evaluation-of-myocardial-involvement-in-patients-with-anca-associated-vasculitides
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Simon Greulich, Agnes Mayr, Daniel Kitterer, Joerg Latus, Joerg Henes, Hannah Steubing, Philipp Kaesemann, Alexandru Patrascu, Andreas Greiser, Stefan Groeninger, Niko Braun, M Dominik Alscher, Udo Sechtem, Heiko Mahrholdt
BACKGROUND: Myocardial involvement in AAV patients might be silent, presenting with no or nonspecific symptoms, normal ECG, and preserved left-ventricular ejection fraction (LV-EF). Since up to 50% of deaths in these patients may be due to myocardial involvement, a reliable diagnostic tool is warranted. In contrast to LGE-CMR, which has its strengths in detecting focal inflammatory or fibrotic processes, recent mapping techniques are able to detect even subtle, diffuse inflammatory or fibrotic processes...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070840/clinical-and-magnetic-resonance-evolution-of-infarct-like-myocarditis
#6
Riccardo Faletti, Marco Gatti, Ilaria Baralis, Laura Bergamasco, Rodolfo Bonamini, Francesca Ferroni, Massimo Imazio, Silvia Stola, Fiorenzo Gaita, Paolo Fonio
AIMS: To analyse the clinical and magnetic resonance evolution of myocarditis in patients with an "infarct-like" presentation pattern. METHODS: The study is a retrospective analysis of 52 patients with clinical diagnosis of "infarct-like" myocarditis confirmed by CMR as acute myocarditis according to Lake Louise criteria and 6 months follow-up. The CMR protocol included T2-weighted (oedema), early (hyperaemia) and late (fibrosis/necrosis) gadolinium enhancement sequences, according to Lake Louise criteria...
January 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067202/pulmonary-fibrosis-tissue-characterization-using-late-enhanced-mri-compared-with-unenhanced-anatomic-high-resolution-ct
#7
Lisa P Lavelle, Darragh Brady, Sinead McEvoy, David Murphy, Brian Gibney, Annika Gallagher, Marcus Butler, Fionnula Shortt, Marie McMullen, Aurelie Fabre, David A Lynch, Michael P Keane, Jonathan D Dodd
PURPOSE: We aimed to prospectively evaluate anatomic chest computed tomography (CT) with tissue characterization late gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of pulmonary fibrosis (PF). METHODS: Twenty patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and twelve control patients underwent late-enhanced MRI and high-resolution CT. Tissue characterization of PF was depicted using a segmented inversion-recovery turbo low-angle shot MRI sequence...
January 9, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061823/a-case-report-in-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-the-contrast-agent-matters-in-amyloid
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Marianna Fontana, Thomas A Treibel, Ana Martinez-Naharro, Stefania Rosmini, Raymond Y Kwong, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, James C Moon
BACKGROUND: Cardiac amyloidosis is a progressive but underdiagnosed and underappreciated cause of heart failure. In the last few years, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the gold standard for non invasive diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis with the characteristic subendocardial late gadolinium enhancement. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a patient who, in the process of aligning protocols for a trial between different centers, had a paired study with two different contrast agents, Dotarem® and MultiHance®...
January 7, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058227/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-transplanted-pediatric-heart-as-a-potential-predictor-of-rejection
#9
Steven C Greenway, Frederic Dallaire, Paul F Kantor, Anne I Dipchand, Rajiv R Chaturvedi, Monali Warade, Eugenie Riesenkampff, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
AIM: To evaluate cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as a non-invasive tool to detect acute cellular rejection (ACR) in children after heart transplant (HT). METHODS: Thirty pediatric HT recipients underwent CMR at the time of surveillance endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and results were compared to 14 non-transplant controls. Biventricular volumes, ejection fractions (EFs), T2-weighted signal intensities, native T1 times, extracellular volumes (ECVs) and presence of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were compared between patients and controls and between patients with International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) grade ≥ 2R rejection and those with grade 0/1R...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050692/effect-of-inversion-time-on-the-precision-of-myocardial-late-gadolinium-enhancement-quantification-evaluated-with-synthetic-inversion-recovery-mr-imaging
#10
Akos Varga-Szemes, Rob J van der Geest, U Joseph Schoepf, Bruce S Spottiswoode, Carlo N De Cecco, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Julian L Wichmann, Stefanie Mangold, Stephen R Fuller, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Bela Merkely, Sheldon E Litwin, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Pal Suranyi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of inversion time (TI) on the precision of myocardial late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) quantification using synthetic inversion recovery (IR) imaging in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Fifty-three patients with suspected prior MI underwent 1.5-T cardiac MRI with conventional magnitude (MagIR) and phase-sensitive IR (PSIR) LGE imaging and T1 mapping at 15 min post-contrast. T1-based synthetic MagIR and PSIR images were calculated with a TI ranging from -100 to +150 ms at 5-ms intervals relative to the optimal TI (TI0)...
January 3, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017384/myocardial-fibrosis-and-cardiac-decompensation-in-aortic-stenosis
#11
Calvin W L Chin, Russell J Everett, Jacek Kwiecinski, Alex T Vesey, Emily Yeung, Gavin Esson, William Jenkins, Maria Koo, Saeed Mirsadraee, Audrey C White, Alan G Japp, Sanjay K Prasad, Scott Semple, David E Newby, Marc R Dweck
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) was used to investigate the extracellular compartment and myocardial fibrosis in patients with aortic stenosis, as well as their association with other measures of left ventricular decompensation and mortality. BACKGROUND: Progressive myocardial fibrosis drives the transition from hypertrophy to heart failure in aortic stenosis. Diffuse fibrosis is associated with extracellular volume expansion that is detectable by T1 mapping, whereas late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) detects replacement fibrosis...
December 8, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017348/late-gadolinium-enhancement-and-the%C3%A2-risk-for-ventricular-arrhythmias-or-sudden%C3%A2-death-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Di Marco, Ignasi Anguera, Matthias Schmitt, Igor Klem, Thomas Neilan, James A White, Marek Sramko, Pier Giorgio Masci, Andrea Barison, Peter Mckenna, Ify Mordi, Kristina H Haugaa, Francisco Leyva, Jorge Rodriguez Capitán, Hiroshi Satoh, Takeru Nabeta, Paolo Domenico Dallaglio, Niall G Campbell, Xavier Sabaté, Ángel Cequier
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and ventricular arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). BACKGROUND: Risk stratification for SCD in DCM needs to be improved. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted. A systematic search of PubMed and Ovid was performed, and observational studies that analyzed the arrhythmic endpoint (sustained ventricular arrhythmia, appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator [ICD] therapy, or SCD) in patients with DCM, stratified by the presence or absence of LGE, were included...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011842/modelling-methodology-of-atrial-fibrosis-affects-rotor-dynamics-and-electrograms
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Caroline H Roney, Jason D Bayer, Sohail Zahid, Marianna Meo, Patrick M J Boyle, Natalia A Trayanova, Michel Haïssaguerre, Rémi Dubois, Hubert Cochet, Edward J Vigmond
AIMS: Catheter ablation is an effective technique for terminating atrial arrhythmia. However, given a high atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence rate, optimal ablation strategies have yet to be defined. Computer modelling can be a powerful aid but modelling of fibrosis, a major factor associated with AF, is an open question. Several groups have proposed methodologies based on imaging data, but no comparison to determine which methodology best corroborates clinically observed reentrant behaviour has been performed...
December 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008199/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis-an-evaluation-of-the-cardiac-segments-and-layers-that-exhibit-late-gadolinium-enhancement
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Tomohiro Komada, Kojiro Suzuki, Hiroaki Ishiguchi, Hisashi Kawai, Takahiro Okumura, Akihiro Hirashiki, Shinji Naganawa
Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) can cause sudden death, which is the leading cause of mortality in patients with sarcoidosis in Japan. However, it is difficult to diagnose CS because of the lack of a sensitive diagnostic method for the condition. Late gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrates improved sensitivity for diagnosing CS. Therefore, it is important to know the late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) characteristics of CS on cardiac MR images in order to diagnose CS accurately. In this study, we investigated the most common sites of LGE on cardiac MR images in CS...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004791/free-triiodothyronine-level-correlates-with-myocardial-injury-and-prognosis-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-evidence-from-cardiac-mri-and-spect-pet-imaging
#15
Wenyao Wang, Haixia Guan, Wei Fang, Kuo Zhang, A Martin Gerdes, Giorgio Iervasi, Yi-Da Tang
Thyroid dysfunction is associated with poor prognosis in heart failure, but theories of mechanisms are mainly based on animal experiments, not on human level. We aimed to explore the relation between thyroid function and myocardial injuries in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Myocardial fibrosis was detected by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) MRI, and myocardial perfusion/metabolism was evaluated by (99m)Tc-MIBI SPECT /(18)F-FDG PET imaging...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003419/47-year-old-female-with-an-apical-mass
#16
Jack Andrews, Christopher Ce Lang, Marc Dweck
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 47-year-old female with no medical history presented with a sudden collapse. Physical examination, chest X-ray and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I were normal, however ECG demonstrated anterior T-wave inversion. CT pulmonary angiography was performed which ruled out pulmonary embolism but revealed a non-calcified, homogenous mass at the left ventricular (LV) apex. It was not clear whether this mass was intramyocardial or pericardial. Transthoracic echocardiography confirmed the apical mass but was unable to establish its aetiology...
December 21, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000002/stress-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-detect-coronary-artery-lesions-in-children
#17
Chodchanok Vijarnsorn, Michelle Noga, Daryl Schantz, Dion Pepelassis, Edythe B Tham
BACKGROUND: Stress perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is used widely in adult ischemic heart disease, but data in children is limited. We sought to evaluate feasibility, accuracy and prognostic value of stress CMR in children with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Stress CMR was reviewed from two pediatric centers over 5 years using a standard pharmacologic protocol. Wall motion abnormalities, perfusion deficits and late enhancement were correlated with coronary angiogram (CAG) when available, and clinical status at 1 year follow-up for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE; coronary revascularization, non-fatal myocardial infarction and death due to CAD) was recorded...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999110/subclinical-disease-burden-as-assessed-by-whole-body-mri-in-subjects-with-prediabetes-subjects-with-diabetes-and-normal-control-subjects-from-the-general-population-the-kora-mri-study
#18
Fabian Bamberg, Holger Hetterich, Susanne Rospleszcz, Roberto Lorbeer, Sigrid D Auweter, Christopher L Schlett, Anina Schafnitzel, Christian Bayerl, Andreas Schindler, Tobias Saam, Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Wieland Sommer, Tanja Zitzelsberger, Jürgen Machann, Michael Ingrisch, Sonja Selder, Wolfgang Rathmann, Margit Heier, Birgit Linkohr, Christa Meisinger, Christian Weber, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Steffen Massberg, Maximilian F Reiser, Annette Peters
Detailed pathophysiological manifestations of early disease in the context of prediabetes are poorly understood. This study aimed to evaluate the extent of early signs of metabolic and cardio-cerebrovascular complications affecting multiple organs in individuals with prediabetes. Subjects without a history of stroke, coronary artery disease, or peripheral artery disease were enrolled in a case-control study nested within the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA) FF4 cohort and underwent comprehensive MRI assessment to characterize cerebral parameters (white matter lesions, microbleeds), cardiovascular parameters (carotid plaque, left ventricular function, and myocardial late gadolinium enhancement [LGE]), and metabolic parameters (hepatic proton-density fat fraction [PDFF] and subcutaneous and visceral abdominal fat)...
January 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997439/structural-and-functional-correlates-of-myocardial-t1-mapping-in-321-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#19
Linda C Chu, Celia P Corona-Villalobos, Marc K Halushka, Yan Zhang, Chiara Pozzessere, Ihab R Kamel, Iraklis Pozios, Rob J Van Der Geest, Neville Gai, Roselle M Abraham, Theodore P Abraham, David A Bluemke, Stefan L Zimmerman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the structural and functional correlates of T1 mapping in 321 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS: Three hundred twenty-one patients with HCM who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance from 2003 to 2013 were retrospectively identified from our institution's HCM registry. Left ventricular volume, function, late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), and Look-Locker T1 time were quantified. T1 time was normalized to blood pool to calculate T1 ratio...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994968/a-retrospective-study-cardiac-mri-of-fulminant-myocarditis-in-children-can-we-evaluate-the-short-term-outcomes
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Haipeng Wang, Bin Zhao, Haipeng Jia, Fei Gao, Junyu Zhao, Cuiyan Wang
BACKGROUND: Fulminant myocarditis (FM) is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium that results in ventricular systolic dysfunction and causes acute-onset heart failure. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the primary noninvasive tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of myocarditis. The aim of our study was to assess the CMR findings at different course of FM and the short-term outcomes of fulminant myocarditis (FM) in children. METHODS: Eight FM children with CMR examinations were included in our study...
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