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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908172/design-of-a-dual-resolution-collimator-for-preclinical-cardiac-spect-with-a-stationary-triple-detector-system
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Stephen C Moore, Mi-Ae Park, Zhe Liu, Morgan C Lyon, Lindsay C Johnson, Victor H Lushear, James G Westberg, Scott D Metzler
PURPOSE: One approach to preclinical single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging that provides both high resolution and high sensitivity is based on imaging a mouse inside a collimating tube; many magnified pinhole projection images from a small target region, e.g., the heart, can be recorded simultaneously on multiple detectors with little multiplexing since each pinhole aperture's opening angle is restricted to view mostly the target organ. However, to obtain complete data for reconstruction, it may be necessary to scan the mouse through the target region of the tube...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905008/feasibility-and-accuracy-of-gated-blood-pool-spect-equilibrium-radionuclide-ventriculography-for-the-assessment-of-left-and-right-ventricular-volumes-and-function-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Olivier Lairez, Clément Delmas, Pauline Fournier, Emmanuelle Cassol, Simon Méjean, Pierre Pascal, Antoine Petermann, Camille Dambrin, Vincent Minville, Didier Carrié, Hervé Rousseau, Michel Galinier, Jérôme Roncalli, Bertrand Marcheix, Isabelle Berry
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) require serial assessment of right and left ventricular (RV & LV) volumes and function. Because the RV is not assisted, its function is a critical determinant of the hemodynamic and contributes significantly to postoperative morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the feasibility and the accuracy of tomographic-equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography (t-ERV) for the assessment of patients with LVADs. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with LVAD underwent t-ERV...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900642/ischemia-burden-on-stress-spect-mpi-predicts-long-term-outcomes-after-revascularization-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Hendrik J Boiten, Jan C van den Berge, Roelf Valkema, Ron T van Domburg, Felix Zijlstra, Arend F L Schinkel
BACKGROUND: It is not entirely clear whether ischemia burden on stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) effectively identifies patients who have a long-term benefit from coronary revascularization. METHODS: The study population consisted of 719 patients with ischemia on stress SPECT. Early coronary revascularization was defined as percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting ≤90 days after SPECT. Patients who underwent late revascularization (>90 days after SPECT) were excluded (n = 164)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873167/myocardial-perfusion-and-left-ventricular-quantitative-parameters-obtained-using-gated-myocardial-spect-comparison-of-three-software-packages
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Sotiria Alexiou, Panagiotis Georgoulias, George Angelidis, Varvara Valotassiou, Ioannis Tsougos, Dimitrios Psimadas, Velissarios Lakiotis, Agaristi Kaspiri, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, Pavlos Vassilakos
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare Emory Cardiac Toolbox, Myovation, and Quantitative Gated SPECT software regarding the automatic measurements of perfusion and functional left ventricular (LV) quantitative parameters, summed stress score (SSS), perfusion defect score, LV ejection fraction (LVEF), end-diastolic volume, and end-systolic volume (ESV). METHODS AND RESULTS: (99)mTc-tetrofosmin gated SPECT studies were performed in 634 consecutive patients based on the one-day stress/rest protocol...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858346/single-ct-for-attenuation-correction-of-rest-stress-cardiac-spect-perfusion-imaging
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R Glenn Wells, Mikael Trottier, Manuja Premaratne, Karen Vanderwerf, Terrence D Ruddy
Common practice is to use separate CT scans acquired during rest and stress for attenuation correction of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). We evaluated using a single CT scan to correct both rest and stress SPECT scans. Studies from 154 patients were reprocessed using one CT acquired at stress to correct both rest and stress scans (1CT) and compared to correction of each scan with its own CT (2CT). Two expert readers independently read the images and determined summed stress (SSS), rest (SRS), and difference (SDS) scores...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842674/radiation-dose-in-cardiac-spect-ct-an-estimation-of-ssde-and-effective-dose
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Hamid Abdollahi, Isaac Shiri, Yazdan Salimi, Maghsoud Sarebani, Reza Mehdinia, Mohammad Reza Deevband, Seied Rabi Mahdavi, Ahmad Sohrabi, Ahmad Bitarafan-Rajabi
AIMS: The dose levels for Computed Tomography (CT) localization and attenuation correction of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) are limited and reported as Volume Computed Tomography Dose Index (CTDIvol) and Dose-Length Product (DLP). This work presents CT dose estimation from Cardiac SPECT/CT based on new American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Size Specific Dose Estimation (SSDE) parameter, effective dose, organ doses and also emission dose from nuclear issue...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834038/artifacts-in-quantitative-analysis-of-myocardial-perfusion-spect-using-cedars-sinai-qps-software
#7
Hadi Malek, Nahid Yaghoobi, Raheleh Hedayati
Quantitative analysis of myocardial perfusion Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) images is increasingly applied in modern nuclear cardiology practice, assisting in the interpretation of myocardial perfusion images (MPI). There are different extensively validated state-of-the-art software packages, including QPS (cedars-Sinai), Corridor 4DM (University of Michigan) and Emory cardiac toolbox (Emory university), providing highly accurate and reproducible data. However, these software packages may suffer from potential artifacts related to patient or technical factors...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806581/analytically-based-photon-scatter-modeling-for-a-multipinhole-cardiac-spect-camera
#8
Amir Pourmoghaddas, R Glenn Wells
PURPOSE: Dedicated cardiac SPECT scanners have improved performance over standard gamma cameras allowing reductions in acquisition times and/or injected activity. One approach to improving performance has been to use pinhole collimators, but this can cause position-dependent variations in attenuation, sensitivity, and spatial resolution. CT attenuation correction (AC) and an accurate system model can compensate for many of these effects; however, scatter correction (SC) remains an outstanding issue...
November 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804074/mechanical-dyssynchrony-according-to-validated-cut-off-values-using-gated-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Santiago Aguadé-Bruix, Guillermo Romero-Farina, Jaume Candell-Riera, María N Pizzi, David García-Dorado
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to establish different degrees of mechanical dyssynchrony according to validated cut-off (CO) values of myocardial perfusion gated SPECT phase analysis parameters (SD, standard deviation; B, bandwidth; S, skewness; K, kurtosis). METHODS: Using Emory Cardiac Toolbox™, we prospectively analyzed 408 patients (mean age 64.1 years, 26.7% female), divided into a control group of 150 normal subjects and a validation group of 258 patients (left bundle branch block: 17...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804054/regional-myocardial-damage-and-active-inflammation-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-detected-by-non-invasive-multi-modal-imaging
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Shohei Kataoka, Mitsuru Momose, Kenji Fukushima, Naoki Serizawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Chisato Kondo, Koichiro Abe, Shuji Sakai, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
AIMS: Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) can be diagnosed using (18)F-FDG-PET/CT (PET), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), and (123)I-BMIPP/(201)TlCl dual myocardial SPECT. This study aims to clarify the relationships among the three modalities with respect to CS. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 16 patients (male n = 11; age 55 ± 13 years) with confirmed CS who underwent PET, CMR, and dual SPECT with gated SPECT before starting steroid therapy. The left ventricular myocardium was divided into 17 segments to obtain SUVmax for PET images, defect scores from 0 to 4 (0 normal; 4 absent), and mismatch scores for dual SPECT (BMDS, TLDS, and MS) images and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) scores (0 none; 1 partly positive; 2 homogeneous) on CMR images...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796852/functional-compared-to-anatomical-imaging-in-the-initial-evaluation-of-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-an-international-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial-iaea-spect-cta-study
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Ganesan Karthikeyan, Barbara Guzic Salobir, Borut Jug, Niveditha Devasenapathy, Erick Alexanderson, Joao Vitola, Otakar Kraft, Elgin Ozkan, Saket Sharma, Gaurav Purohit, Maja Dolenc Novak, Aloha Meave, Sergio Trevethan, Rodrigo Cerci, Sandra Zier, Lucia Gotthardtová, Tomáš Jonszta, Timucin Altin, Cigdem Soydal, Chetan Patel, Gurpreet Gulati, Diana Paez, Maurizio Dondi, Ravi Kashyap
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that, in the initial evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) would result in less downstream testing than coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). METHODS: In this international, randomized trial, mildly symptomatic patients with an intermediate likelihood of having CAD, and asymptomatic patients at intermediate risk of cardiac events, underwent either initial stress-rest MPI or CCTA...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796848/serial-cardiac-spect-studies-technical-issues-and-clinical-implications
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Alberto Cuocolo, Raymond Taillefer
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October 27, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793567/-68-ga-labeled-fatty-acids-for-cardiac-metabolic-imaging-influence-of-different-bifunctional-chelators
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Akanksha Jain, Anupam Mathur, Usha Pandey, Haladhar Dev Sarma, Ashutosh Dash
Development of (68)Ga labeled fatty acids is of immense interest due to the availability of (68)Ga through a generator and its superiority over SPECT based tracers in carrying out dynamic imaging on a PET scanner. Our present work explores the influence of different chelators on the cardiac uptake and pharmacokinetics of the (68)Ga-labeled fatty acids. Two new (68)Ga labeled fatty acids were synthesized by conjugation of 11-aminoundecanoic acid with the bifunctional chelators (BFCs) viz. p-SCN-Bn-DTPA (S-2-(4-isothiocyanatobenzyl)-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid) and p-SCN-Bn-NODAGA (S-2-(4-isothiocyanatobenzyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1-glutaric acid-4,7-acetic acid) and their comparison was carried out with the previously reported (68)Ga-NOTA-undecanoic acid...
October 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773409/role-of-pet-ct-in-the-assessment-of-myocardial-viability-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Madhur Kumar Srivatsava, M Indirani, I Sathyamurthy, G Sengottuvelu, Avani S Jain, S Shelley
AIM: Role of PET-CT in assessment of myocardial viability in patients with LV dysfunction. METHODS: This prospective study included 120 patients with LV dysfunction who underwent 99mTechnetium-Sestamibi myocardial perfusion SPECT-CT and 18FFDG cardiac PET-CT. They also underwent serial echocardiography and coronary angiography along with myocardial perfusion and FDG PET study. RESULTS: Thirty-three patients had single vessel disease, 48 had triple vessel disease, and rest had double vessel disease...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752746/clinical-values-of-left-ventricular-mechanical-dyssynchrony-assessment-by-gated-myocardial-perfusion-spect-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-multivessel-disease
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Sang-Geon Cho, Zeenat Jabin, Ki Seong Park, Jahae Kim, Sae-Ryung Kang, Seong Young Kwon, Geum-Cheol Jeong, Minchul Song, Jong Sang Kim, Jae Yeong Cho, Hyun Kuk Kim, Ho-Chun Song, Jung-Joon Min, Hee-Seung Bom
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of additional evaluation of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD) by gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (GMPS) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and multivessel disease. METHODS: One hundred and nine acute MI patients with >50 % stenosis in at least one non-culprit artery who underwent GMPS within 2 weeks were enrolled. All patients underwent successful revascularization of the culprit arteries...
October 18, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748469/imaging-predictive-factors-and-exercise-training-in-crt-patients
#16
Ana Abreu, Helena Santa Clara
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe chronic heart failure (CHF) and intraventricular conduction delay, which is identified by a QRS interval of 120msec or more on a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). CRT improved functional capacity, reduced hospitalizations for worsening CHF and increased survival. However, about 30-40% of patients who underwent CRT were non-responders with no clinical or echocardiographic improvement. Imaging parameters for prediction of CRT response have been reviewed...
October 14, 2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747165/use-of-bio-informatics-assessment-schema-bias-to-improve-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-myocardial-perfusion-data-results-from-the-nhlbi-sponsored-women-s-ischemia-syndrome-evaluation-wise
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Mark Doyle, Gerald M Pohost, C Noel Bairey Merz, Leslee J Shaw, George Sopko, William J Rogers, Barry L Sharaf, Carl J Pepine, Diane V Thompson, Geetha Rayarao, Lindsey Tauxe, Sheryl F Kelsey, Robert W W Biederman
BACKGROUND: We introduce an algorithmic approach to optimize diagnostic and prognostic value of gated cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and magnetic resonance (MR) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) modalities in women with suspected myocardial ischemia. The novel approach: bio-informatics assessment schema (BIAS) forms a mathematical model utilizing MPI data and cardiac metrics generated by one modality to predict the MPI status of another modality. The model identifies cardiac features that either enhance or mask the image-based evidence of ischemia...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743299/subacute-cardiac-rubidium-82-positron-emission-tomography-82-rb-pet-to-assess-myocardial-area-at-risk-final-infarct-size-and-myocardial-salvage-after-stemi
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Adam Ali Ghotbi, Andreas Kjaer, Lars Nepper-Christensen, Kiril Aleksov Ahtarovski, Jacob Thomsen Lønborg, Niels Vejlstrup, Kasper Kyhl, Thomas Emil Christensen, Thomas Engstrøm, Henning Kelbæk, Lene Holmvang, Lia E Bang, Rasmus Sejersten Ripa, Philip Hasbak
BACKGROUND: Determining infarct size and myocardial salvage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is important when assessing the efficacy of new reperfusion strategies. We investigated whether rest (82)Rb-PET myocardial perfusion imaging can estimate area at risk, final infarct size, and myocardial salvage index when compared to cardiac SPECT and magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS: Twelve STEMI patients were injected with (99m)Tc-Sestamibi intravenously immediate prior to reperfusion...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743297/-same-patient-processing-for-multiple-cardiac-spect-studies-2-improving-quantification-repeatability
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Guido Germano, Paul B Kavanagh, Terrence D Ruddy, R Glenn Wells, Yuan Xu, Daniel S Berman, Piotr J Slomka
OBJECTIVES: This paper investigates the ability of grouped quantification (an expression of the same-patient processing approach, or SPP) to improve repeatability of measurements in patients with multiple SPECT studies, and evaluates its performance compared to standard quantification in a population of 100 patients undergoing rest, stress, gated rest, and gated stress SPECT MPI. All acquisitions were performed twice, back-to-back, for a total of 800 image datasets (8 per patient). METHODS: Each dataset was automatically processed (a) independently, using standard quantitative software, and (b) as a group, together with the other 7 datasets belonging to the same patient, using an SPP-modified version of the software that registered the images to one another using a downhill simplex algorithm for the search of optimal translation, rotation, and scaling parameters...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743294/-same-patient-processing-for-multiple-cardiac-spect-studies-1-improving-lv-segmentation-accuracy
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Guido Germano, Paul B Kavanagh, Mathews B Fish, Mark H Lemley, Yuan Xu, Daniel S Berman, Piotr J Slomka
OBJECTIVES: This paper describes a novel approach (same-patient processing, or SPP) aimed at improving left ventricular segmentation accuracy in patients with multiple SPECT studies, and evaluates its performance compared to conventional processing in a large population of 962 patients undergoing rest and stress electrocardiography-gated SPECT MPI, for a total of 5,772 image datasets (6 per patient). METHODS: Each dataset was independently processed using a standard algorithm, and a shape quality control score (SQC) was produced for every segmentation...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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