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Cardiac SPECT

Arthur E Stillman, Matthijs Oudkerk, David A Bluemke, Menko Jan de Boer, Jens Bremerich, Ernest V Garcia, Matthias Gutbertlet, Pim van der Harst, W Gregory Hundley, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Dirkjan Kuijpers, Raymond Y Kwong, Eike Nagel, Stamatios Lerakis, John Oshinski, Jean-François Paul, Riemer H J A Slart, Vinod Thourani, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Bernd J Wintersperger
Non-invasive imaging plays a growing role in the diagnosis and management of ischemic heart disease from its earliest manifestations of endothelial dysfunction to myocardial infarction along the myocardial ischemic cascade. Experts representing the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging and the European Society of Cardiac Radiology have worked together to organize the role of non-invasive imaging along the framework of the ischemic cascade. The current status of non-invasive imaging for ischemic heart disease is reviewed along with the role of imaging for guiding surgical planning...
March 19, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
David Haro Alonso, Miles N Wernick, Yongyi Yang, Guido Germano, Daniel S Berman, Piotr Slomka
BACKGROUND: We developed machine-learning (ML) models to estimate a patient's risk of cardiac death based on adenosine myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) and associated clinical data, and compared their performance to baseline logistic regression (LR). We demonstrated an approach to visually convey the reasoning behind a patient's risk to provide insight to clinicians beyond that of a "black box." METHODS: We trained multiple models using 122 potential clinical predictors (features) for 8321 patients, including 551 cases of subsequent cardiac death...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Heesun Lee, Yeonyee E Yoon, Wonjae Lee, Hong-Mi Choi, Jun-Bean Park, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Hyo Eun Park, Seung-Pyo Lee, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Su-Yeon Choi, Yong-Jin Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Joo-Hee Zo, Dae-Won Sohn
BACKGROUND: While coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) provides comprehensive anatomic evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) with prognostic implications, clinically, the focus is usually placed on presence or absence of functionally significant CAD. Herein, we aimed to suggest a new risk stratification strategy using CCTA in patients with anatomic CAD but without myocardial ischemia on single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS: Consecutive patients (n=798) with CAD on CCTA who underwent SPECT for evaluation of myocardial ischemia were retrospectively evaluated...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Vincent Finnerty, Stephanie Tan, Sebastien Authier, Jean Gregoire, Francois Harel
BACKGROUND: IQ-SPECT has been shown to significantly reduce acquisition time and administered dose while preserving image quality in myocardial perfusion imaging. Whether IQ-SPECT provides accurate left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEF) with gated blood pool SPECT (GBPS) remains unknown. METHODS: Sixty patients underwent IQ-SPECT GBPS and planar imaging. Among those patients, 11 underwent both cMRI and GBPS. GBPS LVEF, LVEDV, and LVESV were calculated using 2 validated software; QBS (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA) and MHI (Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Szu-Ying Tsai, Shan-Ying Wang, Yu-Chien Shiau, Yen-Wen Wu
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an often under-diagnosed cause of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). It affects 1/500 of the population, is the most commonly inherited cardiovascular disorder, and can present in apical, concentric, or septal forms. Although most patients are asymptomatic, sudden cardiac death can be the initial presentation of HCM. By retrospectively enrolling patients suspected of having three different types of HCM in the absence of epicardial coronary stenosis, we aimed to examine systolic and diastolic dysfunction and perfusion abnormalities using both Doppler echocardiography and state-of-the-art gated single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with a cadmium-zinc-telluride camera and thallium-201...
March 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
J William Langston, Jesse C Wiley, Michele Tagliati
The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) currently relies almost exclusively on the clinical judgment of an experienced neurologist, ideally a specialist in movement disorders. However, such clinical diagnosis is often incorrect in a large percentage of patients, particularly in the early stages of the disease. A commercially available, objective and quantitative marker of nigrostriatal neurodegeneration was recently provided by 123-iodine123 I-ioflupane SPECT imaging, which is however unable to differentiate PD from a variety of other parkinsonian syndromes associated with striatal dopamine deficiency...
2018: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
Shinro Matsuo, Kenichi Nakajima, Yasuchika Takeishi, Tsunehiko Nishimura
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that a normal myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) study in chronic kidney disease (CKD) can provide benign prognostic information for the prediction of major cardiovascular events. METHODS: The study group consisted of 431 CKD patients (males, 64%; mean age, 72 ± 11 years) with normal SPECT imaging. Based on SPECT image and QGS data, 331 had a summed stress score of 3 or less, a summed difference score of 1 or less and normal cardiac function (males; end-systolic volume (ESV) ≤ 60 ml, females; ESV ≤ 40 ml, males, ejection fraction (EF) ≥ 49%; females, EF ≥ 50%)...
March 3, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Christoffer E Hagemann, Søren Hoffmann, Flemming J Olsen, Peter G Jørgensen, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Jan S Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
AIMS: Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) detects early signs of left ventricular dysfunction; however, it is unknown whether layer-specific global longitudinal strain (GLS) has incremental value in diagnosis of patients with reversible ischemia assessed by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP), normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and no history of ischemic heart disease were retrospectively identified to have been examined by 2DSTE, SPECT, and coronary angiography (CAG)...
February 15, 2018: Echocardiography
Mohsen Qutbi, Mehdi Soltanshahi, Mojtaba Ansari, Hoda Hashemi, Isa Neshandar Asli, Babak Shafiei
Dextrocardia, although a rare cardiac abnormality, carries the same risk for cardiac events as other people. SPECT Myocardial perfusion imaging is a potentially helpful diagnostic tool in patients with dextrocardia. Because of swapping of lateral and septal walls on SPECT slices, although visual analysis is possible, quantitation is substantially limited. Here, we introduce a simple practical method to make quantitative analysis feasible and accurate.
2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
Dharmender Malik, Ashwani Sood, Madan Parmar, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Background: Phase analysis can be easily performed by different software to assess the left ventricular dyssynchrony from gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with high precision. However, the normal values of histogram bandwidth (HBW) and phase standard deviation (PSD) and their comparison using different programs have not been fully elucidated and actively being evaluated at present. The aim of this study was to determine the phase analysis parameters values and to compare the phase indices of two commonly used programs in a group of patients with normal gated SPECT-MPI...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
Peter L M Kerkhof, Peter M van de Ven, Byungwon Yoo, Richard A Peace, Guy R Heyndrickx, Neal Handly
BACKGROUND: Ejection fraction (EF) is commonly applied as a clinically relevant metric to assess ventricular function. The numerical value of EF depends on the interplay between end-systolic volume (ESV) and end-diastolic volume (EDV). Remarkably, the relative impact of the two constitutive components on EF received little attention. METHODS: Three patient groups not using beta-blockers were analyzed for a robust investigation into the relative contribution of ESV and EDV when assessing EF: cardiac patients (N=155) with left ventricular (LV) data obtained by biplane ventriculography, near-normals (N=276) by gated SPECT investigation, and an MRI-based post Fallot repair study including right ventricular (RV) data (N=124), besides LV...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Wei Yang, Feifei Zhang, Haipeng Tang, Xiaoliang Shao, Jianfeng Wang, Xiaosong Wang, Xiaonan Shao, Wenchong Xin, Ling Yang, Weihua Zhou, Yuetao Wang
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling has adverse effects on the prognosis of patients with myocardial infarction (MI). The aim of this study is to identify the risk factors of LV remodeling in MI patients by radionuclide myocardial imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective study consisted of 92 patients who had a history of definite prior MI on ECG and underwent both resting gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) and positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial metabolism imaging...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Tetsuo Minamino, Shuichiro Higo, Ryo Araki, Shungo Hikoso, Daisaku Nakatani, Hiroshi Suzuki, Takahisa Yamada, Masaaki Okutsu, Kouji Yamamoto, Yasushi Fujio, Yoshio Ishida, Takuya Ozawa, Kiminori Kato, Ken Toba, Yoshifusa Aizawa, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO) has antiapoptotic and tissue-protective effects, but previous clinical studies using high-dose EPO have not shown cardioprotective effects, probably because of platelet activation and a lack of knowledge regarding the optimal dose. In contrast, a small pilot study using low-dose EPO has shown improvement in left ventricular function without adverse cardiovascular events.Methods and Results:We performed a multicenter (25 hospitals), prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-finding study to clarify the efficacy and safety of low-dose EPO in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) under the Evaluation System of Investigational Medical Care of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan...
February 2, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Brett W Sperry, Matthew H Gonzalez, Richard Brunken, Manuel D Cerqueira, Mazen Hanna, Wael A Jaber
BACKGROUND: Technetium-based bone scintigraphy is rapidly becoming the most common non-invasive imaging tool in the diagnosis of Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR). Skeletal muscle uptake has been described with technetium-99m-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid (TcDPD), and may account for masking of bony uptake. We sought to investigate skeletal muscle uptake of technetium-99m-pyrophosphate (TcPYP) in patients with ATTR. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective analysis of 57 patients diagnosed with ATTR who underwent TcPYP scintigraphy...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Rene Nkoulou, Mathias Wolfrum, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Michael Fiechter, Ronny R Buechel, Oliver Gaemperli, Philipp A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) during high dobutamine stress (HD) by real-time gated-SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) on a cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) gamma camera was validated versus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS: After injecting 99mTc-tetrofosmin (320 MBq) in 50 patients (mean age 64 +/- 11 years), EF at rest and post-stress as well as relevant changes in EF at HD (ΔEF ≥ 5%) were assessed. CZT and CMR rest EF values yielded an excellent correlation and agreement (r = 0...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Junichi Taki, Anri Inaki, Tomo Hiromasa, Koichi Okuda, Takayuki Shibutani, Kazuhiro Shiba, Seigo Kinuya
PURPOSE: Ultra-high resolution single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system, using multiple pinhole collimators, has been applied to the imaging of small rodents. We aimed to compare the myocardial infarction (MI) area on quantitative perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (QPS; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA) with that on high-resolution autoradiography in rat model to determine the accuracy of perfusion defect measurement by QPS. PROCEDURES: After thoracotomy, rats (n = 9) had their left coronary arteries occluded and reperfused before injection with 185 MBq [99mTc] methoxyisobutylisonitrile ([99mTc]MIBI) for SPECT and autoradiography...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Julien Salvadori, Yolande Petegnief, Remi Sabbah, Olivier Morel, Hatem Boulahdour, Gilles Karcher, Pierre-Yves Marie, Laetitia Imbert
This phantom-based study was aimed to determine whether cardiac CZT-cameras, which provide an enhanced spatial resolution and image contrast compared to Anger cameras, are similarly affected by small cardiac motions. Translations of a left ventricular (LV) insert at half-SPECT acquisitions through six possible orthogonal directions and with 5- or 10-mm amplitude were simulated on the Discovery NM-530c and DSPECT CZT-cameras and on an Anger Symbia T2 camera equipped with an astigmatic (IQ.SPECT) or conventional parallel-hole collimator (Conv...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Isao Aburadani, Kazuo Usuda, Hisashi Sumiya, Satoru Sakagami, Hiroaki Kiyokawa, Shinro Matsuo, Masayuki Takamura, Hisayoshi Murai, Shinichiro Takashima, Teppei Kitano, Koichi Okuda, Kenichi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: In patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), one of the risk models available in Japan was a multivariate risk prediction model based on a Japanese multicenter database: the Japanese Assessment of Cardiac Events and Survival Study by Quantitative Gated SPECT (J-ACCESS). The aim of this study was to clinically validate the accuracy of this risk model. METHODS: We evaluated the performance of the J-ACCESS model using data derived from the Assessment of the Predicted value of PROgnosis of cArdiaC events in Hokuriku (APPROACH) registry...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
Jeff M Smit, Maaike P Hermans, Aukelien C Dimitriu-Leen, Alexander R van Rosendael, Petra Dibbets-Schneider, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Bart J Mertens, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Arthur J Scholte
Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the long-term prognostic value of infarct size and myocardial ischaemia on single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI) after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods and results: In total, 1092 STEMI patients who underwent primary PCI and SPECT MPI within 1-6 months were included (median follow-up time of 6...
January 5, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Yingnan Bai, Xiaoyan Wang, Xin Deng, Hongyi Wu, Abdel Hamid Fathy, Yan Xi, Yunzeng Zou, Jie Cui, Junbo Ge
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) are two major preferred reperfusion strategies to restore the ischemic-related artery patency, but PCI and CABG do not necessarily guarantee the recovery of post-procedure left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and release of symptoms. Moreover, there is no definitive effective way to enhance microcirculations. Theoretically, shock wave therapy (SWT) is an option. We report here a case of patient who received SWT. The patient's medical history was characterized by chest pain for 20 years, having received CABG 13 years ago...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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