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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198536/prevalence-of-risk-factors-and-asymptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-patients-screened-for-silent-myocardial-ischemia-by-spect-myocardial-imaging
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Irena Peovska Mitevska, Natalija Baneva, Marijan Bosevski, Elizabeta Srbinovska Kostovska
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether there is any association between myocardial ischemia, common risk factors and carotid artery ultrasound parameters in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic (DMT2) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 asymptomatic DMT2 patients (pts) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent one day rest Dypiridamole stress Tc-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS)...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198517/a-monte-carlo-study-for-optimizing-the-detector-of-spect-imaging-using-a-xcat-human-phantom
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Mohammad Khoshakhlagh, Jalil Pirayesh Islamian, Seyyed Mohammad Abedi, Babak Mahmoudian, Masoud Shayesteh Azar
BACKGROUND: Acquiring a high quality image has assigned an important concern for obtaining accurate diagnosis in nuclear medicine. Detector is a critical component of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging system for giving accurate information from exact pattern of radionuclide distribution in the target organ. The images are strongly affected by the attenuation, scattering, and response of the detector. The conventional detector is mainly made from sodium iodide activated by thallium [NaI(Tl)] in nuclear medicine imaging...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194726/validation-of-cadmium-zinc-telluride-camera-for-measurement-of-left-ventricular-systolic-performance
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Elisabeth Coupez, Merlin Charles, Viateur Tuyisenge, Laurent Sarry, Bruno Pereira, Jean René Lusson, Louis Boyer, Lucie Cassagnes
BACKGROUND: There are paucity of data comparing measurements of left ventricular systolic performance using cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) semiconductor cameras with other imaging modalities. This study compared the new system with echocardiography (echo) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS: 60 Patients presenting with ST-elevated myocardial infarction (MI) were included. Each patient underwent echo, myocardial perfusion imaging using Spectrum Dynamics D-SPECT(r) (CZT-SPECT), and CMR 6 weeks after MI...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181156/the-significance-of-post-stress-decrease-in-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-patients-undergoing-regadenoson-stress-gated-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Javier Gomez, Yasmeen Golzar, Ibtihaj Fughhi, Adebayo Olusanya, Rami Doukky
BACKGROUND: The significance of post-stress decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) with regadenoson stress gated SPECT (GSPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has not been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients who underwent rest/regadenoson stress GSPECT-MPI followed by coronary angiography within 6 months were analyzed. Change in LVEF by GSPECT-MPI was calculated as stress LVEF minus rest LVEF; a significant decrease was tested at 5% and 10% thresholds...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176257/left-ventricular-phase-entropy-novel-prognostic-predictor-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-narrow-qrs
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Naoaki Kano, Takahiro Okumura, Satoshi Isobe, Akinori Sawamura, Naoki Watanabe, Kenji Fukaya, Hiroaki Mori, Ryota Morimoto, Katsuhiko Kato, Yasuko K Bando, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact and pathophysiology of global left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD), namely mechanical dyssynchrony of whole left ventricle, as assessed by phase analysis of electrocardiographically gated (ECG-gated) myocardial perfusion SPECT has not been clearly elucidated in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and narrow QRS complex (<120 ms). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-six patients with DCM underwent ECG-gated myocardial (99m)Tc-sestamibi perfusion SPECT and endomyocardial biopsy...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160264/impact-of-data-driven-cardiac-respiratory-motion-correction-on-the-extent-and-severity-of-myocardial-perfusion-defects-with-free-breathing-czt-spect
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Doumit Daou, Rémy Sabbah, Carlos Coaguila, Hatem Boulahdour
BACKGROUND: We previously reported the clinical feasibility and positive impact on image characteristics of a data-driven cardiac respiratory motion (RM) correction method (REGAT) applicable to CZT SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Here, we evaluate its impact on the extent and severity of myocardial perfusion defects (MPD). METHODS: We included 25 patients having a 1-day (99m)Tc-Tetrofosmin stress/rest MPI acquired with multi-pinhole CZT SPECT. Acquisitions were processed with REGAT to generate mean RM gated SPECT...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150111/spect-and-pet-in-ischemic-heart-failure
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George Angelidis, Gregory Giamouzis, Georgios Karagiannis, Javed Butler, Ioannis Tsougos, Varvara Valotassiou, George Giannakoulas, Nikolaos Dimakopoulos, Andrew Xanthopoulos, John Skoularigis, Filippos Triposkiadis, Panagiotis Georgoulias
Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure, at least in the industrialized countries. Proper diagnosis of the syndrome and management of patients with heart failure require anatomical and functional information obtained through various imaging modalities. Nuclear cardiology techniques play a main role in the evaluation of heart failure. Myocardial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with thallium-201 or technetium-99 m labelled tracers offer valuable data regarding ventricular function, myocardial perfusion, viability, and intraventricular synchronism...
February 2, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131806/-effects-of-prolonged-endocardial-stimulation-on-left-ventricular-mechanical-synchrony-a-pilot-study-applying-gated-spect-phase-analysis-endocardial-stimulation-and-dyssynchrony
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Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto, Roberto Ricca-Mallada, Alejandro Vidal, Rodolfo Ferrando
OBJETIVE: To evaluate left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD) associated to prolonged right ventricular pacing through an innovative imaging technique, as a pilot study in Uruguay. METHODS: We performed 99mTc-MIBI gated-SPECT and phase analysis in 12 patients with pacemakers implanted at least one year before scintigraphy due to advanced atrioventricular block. Clinical data, QRS duration, rate, mode and site of pacing in right ventricle, chamber diameters, presence and extension of myocardial scar and ischemia and rest LVEF were recorded...
January 25, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077904/regadenoson-in-myocardial-perfusion-study-first-institutional-experiences-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Nermina Beslic, Renata Milardovic, Amera Sadija, Sejla Ceric, Zeljka Raic
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used in the evaluation of known and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Imaging of heart in stress and rest enables the comparison of myocardial uptake of radiotracer in proportion to the needs and coronary flow, which is used for detection of perfusion defects. Exercise stress and pharmacologic agents are used for the stressing purpose. Novel pharmacologic stressor regadenoson is A2A selective adenosine agonist, which selectively binds to the adenosine receptors in coronary arteries causing coronary dilatation...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055829/validation-of-a-multimodality-flow-phantom-and-its-application-for-assessment-of-dynamic-spect-and-pet-technologies
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Hanif Gabrani-Juma, Owen J Clarkin, Amir Pourmoghaddas, Brandon Driscoll, R Glenn Wells, Robert A deKemp, Ran Klein
Simple and robust techniques are lacking to assess performance of flow quantification using dynamic imaging. We therefore developed a method to qualify flow quantification technologies using a physical compartment exchange phantom and image analysis tool. We validate and demonstrate utility of this method using dynamic PET and SPECT. Dynamic image sequences were acquired on two PET/CT and a cardiac dedicated SPECT (with and without attenuation and scatter corrections) systems. A two-compartment exchange model was fit to image derived time-activity curves to quantify flow rates...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054182/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-fdg-myocardial-uptake-pattern-in-fasting-patients-comparison-of-pet-ct-spect-and-echo-results
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Malgorzata Kobylecka, Monika Budnik, Janusz Kochanowski, Radoslaw Piatkowski, Marek Chojnowski, Katarzyna Fronczewska-Wieniawska, Tomasz Mazurek, Joanna Maczewska, Michał Peller, Grzegorz Opolski, Leszek Krolicki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the accumulation pattern of 18F-FDG in fasting patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and to correlate the results with perfusion scintigraphy and echocardiography. METHODS: 18 consecutive patients with TTC were identified by clinical symptoms, cardiac catheterization, and echocardiography. Coronary angiography (CA) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) were performed on the day of the onset of symptoms. An assessment of myocardial perfusion (99mTc-MIBI) and glucose metabolism (18F-FDG) was performed within 18 days...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050865/creation-and-characterization-of-normal-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-databases-using-the-iq%C3%A2-spect-system
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Koichi Okuda, Kenichi Nakajima, Shinro Matsuo, Chisato Kondo, Masayoshi Sarai, Yoriko Horiguchi, Takahiro Konishi, Masahisa Onoguchi, Takeshi Shimizu, Seigo Kinuya
BACKGROUND: Image acquisition by short-time single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT) has been made feasible by IQ·SPECT. The aim of this study was to generate normal databases (NDBs) of thallium-201 ((201)Tl) myocardial perfusion imaging for IQ·SPECT, and characterize myocardial perfusion distribution. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively enrolled 159 patients with a low likelihood of cardiac diseases from four hospitals in Japan. All patients underwent short-time (201)Tl myocardial perfusion IQ·SPECT with or without attenuation and scatter correction (ACSC) in either supine or prone position...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050863/incremental-prognostic-value-of-spect-mpi-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-reclassification-analysis
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Amjad M Ahmed, Waqas T Qureshi, Wesley T O'Neal, Fatima Khalid, Mouaz H Al-Mallah
BACKGROUND: Traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors have limited predictive value of CV mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD, creatinine clearance less than 60 mL/minute per 1.73 m(2)). The aim of this study was to evaluate incremental and independent prognostic value of single-photon emission computerized tomography-myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI) across continuum of renal function. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 11,518 (mean age, 65 ± 12 years; 52% were men) patients referred for a clinical indication of SPECT-MPI between April 2004 and May 2009...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050861/sources-of-variability-in-the-measurement-of-perfusion-defect-size-using-commercially-available-software-programs-are-there-gender-differences
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Sameer Ather, Ami E Iskandrian, Fadi G Hage
We recently showed that Quantitative Perfusion SPECT (QPS), Emory Cardiac Toolbox (ECTb) and 4-Dimension-Myocardial SPECT (4DM) yielded discordant results in the assessment of perfusion defect size (PDS) in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. In this report, we examined the sources of variability in the measurement of PDS using ECTb (VarECTb), 4DM (Var4DM) and QPS (VarQPS) and found that gender is a source of variability in the assessment of PDS. In 120 patients, VarECTb was lower in men, compared with women, whereas Var4DM and VarQPS were similar between both genders...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050751/clinical-utility-of-18-f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-scan-vs-99m-tc-hmpao-white-blood-cell-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-extra-cardiac-work-up-of-infective-endocarditis
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Trine K Lauridsen, Kasper K Iversen, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Philip Hasbak, Annika Loft, Anne K Berthelsen, Anders Dahl, Danijela Dejanovic, Elisabeth Albrecht-Beste, Jann Mortensen, Andreas Kjær, Henning Bundgaard, Niels Eske Bruun
The extra-cardiac work-up in infective endocarditis (IE) comprises a search for primary and secondary infective foci. Whether (18)FDG-PET/CT or WBC-SPECT/CT is superior in detection of clinically relevant extra-cardiac manifestations in IE is unexplored. The objectives of this study were to identify the numbers of positive findings detected by each imaging modality, to evaluate the clinical relevance of these findings and to define the reproducibility for extra-cardiac foci in patients with definite IE. Each modality was evaluated for numbers and location of positive extra-cardiac foci in patients with definite IE...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042170/evaluation-of-rigid-body-motion-compensation-in-cardiac-perfusion-spect-employing-polar-map-quantification
#16
P Hendrik Pretorius, Karen L Johnson, Michael A King
We have recently been successful in the development and testing of rigid-body motion tracking, estimation and compensation for cardiac perfusion SPECT based on a visual tracking system (VTS). The goal of this study was to evaluate in patients the effectiveness of our rigid-body motion compensation strategy. Sixty-four patient volunteers were asked to remain motionless or execute some predefined body motion during an additional second stress perfusion acquisition. Acquisitions were performed using the standard clinical protocol with 64 projections acquired through 180 degrees...
June 2016: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008559/optimal-thallium-201-dose-in-cadmium-zinc-telluride-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#17
Masaru Ishihara, Yasuyo Taniguchi, Masahisa Onoguchi, Takayuki Shibutani
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the optimal thallium 201 chloride (thallium-201) dose using a novel ultrafast cardiac gamma camera with cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) solid-state semiconductor detectors (D-SPECT). METHODS AND RESULTS: The optimal thallium-201 dose for obtaining left ventricular (LV) myocardial counts was determined from a phantom study. Consecutive 292 patients underwent stress myocardial perfusion imaging with a thallium-201 injection. Stress test comprised exercise or pharmacological (adenosine) provocation...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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
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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/28000164/respiratory-average-ct-for-attenuation-correction-in-myocardial-perfusion-spect-ct
#19
Duo Zhang, Bang-Hung Yang, Nien Yun Wu, Greta Seng Peng Mok
OBJECTIVE: Cine average CT (CACT) and interpolated average CT (IACT) have been proposed to improve attenuation correction (AC) for PET/CT in oncologic and cardiac studies. This study aims to evaluate their effectiveness on myocardial perfusion SPECT/CT using computer simulation and physical phantom experiments. METHODS: We first simulated normal male with (99m)Tc-sestamibi distribution using digital XCAT phantom with respiratory motion amplitudes of 2, 3, and 4 cm...
February 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933282/myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-dosimetry-optimal-use-of-spect-and-spect-ct-technologies-in-stress-first-imaging-protocol
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M Lecchi, S Malaspina, C Scabbio, V Gaudieri, A Del Sole
PURPOSE: Over the past decade, nuclear medicine experts have been seeking to minimize patient exposure to radiation in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS). This review describes the latest technological innovations in MPS, particularly with regard to dose reduction. METHODS: We searched in PubMed for original clinical papers in English, published after 2008, using the following research criteria: (dose) and ((reduction) or (reducing)) and ((myocardial) or (cardiac) or (heart)) and ((nuclear medicine) or (nuclear imaging) or (radionuclide) or (scintigraphy) or (SPET) or (SPECT))...
2016: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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