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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337725/comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-of-four-software-packages-for-phase-dyssynchrony-analysis-in-gated-myocardial-perfusion-spect
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Koichi Okuda, Kenichi Nakajima, Shinro Matsuo, Soichiro Kashiwaya, Hiroto Yoneyama, Takayuki Shibutani, Masahisa Onoguchi, Mitsumasa Hashimoto, Seigo Kinuya
BACKGROUND: Phase analysis of gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for assessment of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony was investigated using the following dedicated software packages: Corridor4DM (4DM), cardioREPO (cREPO), Emory Cardiac Toolbox (ECTb), and quantitative gated SPECT (QGS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the normal values of 95% histogram bandwidth, phase standard deviation (SD), and entropy and to compare the diagnostic performance of the four software packages...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333011/utility-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-for-left-sided-breast-radiation-therapy-in-preventing-early-cardiac-perfusion-defects-a-prospective-study
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Timothy M Zagar, Orit Kaidar-Person, Xiaoli Tang, Ellen E Jones, Jason Matney, Shiva K Das, Rebecca L Green, Arif Sheikh, Amir H Khandani, William H McCartney, Jorge Daniel Oldan, Terence Z Wong, Lawrence B Marks
PURPOSE: To evaluate early cardiac single photon computed tomography (SPECT) findings after left breast/chest wall postoperative radiation therapy (RT) in the setting of deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We performed a prospective single-institution single-arm study of patients who were planned for tangential RT with DIBH to the left breast/chest wall (± internal mammary nodes). The DIBH was done by use of a controlled surface monitoring technique (AlignRT, Vision RT Ltd, London, UK)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329376/comparison-of-the-prognostic-value-of-negative-non-invasive-cardiac-investigations-in-patients-with-suspected-or-known-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Martijn W Smulders, Caroline Jaarsma, Patricia J Nelemans, Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers, Jan Bucerius, Tim Leiner, Harry J G M Crijns, Joachim E Wildberger, Simon Schalla
Aims: To compare the prognostic value of negative non-invasive cardiac investigations (coronary computed tomographic angiography [CCTA], cardiovascular magnetic resonance [CMR], exercise electrocardiographic testing [EET], positron emission tomography [PET], stress-echocardiography [SE], and single-photon emission tomography [SPECT]) in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) and to explore the effect of adjustment for population event risk and presence of CAD. Methods and results: MEDLINE/PubMed database, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were searched from January-1990 to April-2015 for studies reporting annual event rates (AER) of myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiac death...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315122/cardio-oncology-the-nuclear-option
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REVIEW
Jorge A Alvarez, Raymond R Russell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardio-oncology focuses increased effort to decrease cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity while continuing to improve outcomes. We sought to synthesize the latest in nuclear cardiology as it pertains to the assessment of left ventricular function in preventative guidelines and comparison to other modalities, novel molecular markers of pre-clinical cardiotoxicity, and its role in cardiac amyloid diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Planar ERNA (equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography) provides a reliable and proven means of monitoring and preventing anthracycline cardiotoxicity, and SPECT ERNA using solid-state gamma cameras may provide reproducible assessments of left ventricular function with reduced radiation exposure...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315063/the-effect-of-regadenoson-on-the-integrity-of-the-human-blood-brain-barrier-a-pilot-study
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Sadhana Jackson, Richard T George, Martin A Lodge, Anna Piotrowski, Richard L Wahl, Sachin K Gujar, Stuart A Grossman
Regadenoson is an FDA approved adenosine receptor agonist which increases blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability in rodents. Regadenoson is used clinically for pharmacologic cardiac stress testing using SPECT or CT imaging agents that do not cross an intact BBB. This study was conducted to determine if standard doses of regadenoson transiently disrupt the human BBB allowing higher concentrations of systemically administered imaging agents to enter the brain. Patients without known intracranial disease undergoing clinically indicated pharmacologic cardiac stress tests were eligible for this study...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303474/respiratory-motion-reduction-with-a-dual-gating-approach-in-myocardial-perfusion-spect-effect-on-left-ventricular-functional-parameters
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Matti J Kortelainen, Tuomas M Koivumäki, Marko J Vauhkonen, Marja K Hedman, Satu T J Kärkkäinen, Juanita Niño Quintero, Mikko A Hakulinen
BACKGROUND: Respiratory motion (RM) complicates the analysis of myocardial perfusion (MP) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The effects of RM on left ventricular (LV) functional variables have not been thoroughly investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thoracic electrical bioimpedance and electrocardiographic signals were recorded from eighteen patients undergoing the rest phase of a 1-day stress/rest cardiac-gated MP-SPECT examination. The signals and list-mode emission data were retrospectively processed to yield standard cardiac- and dual-gated (respiratory and cardiac gating) image sets applying a novel algorithm...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276752/new-solid-state-cadmium-zinc-telluride-technology-for-cardiac-single-photon-emission-computed-tomographic-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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REVIEW
Ali B Alenazy, R Glenn Wells, Terrence D Ruddy
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is well established as diagnostic test for patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. New camera systems have been developed with cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) detectors, novel collimator designs and reconstruction software. Areas covered: We review the current state of cardiac SPECT, advances in conventional camera technology and the development and clinical validation of solid-state CZT cameras. Expert commentary: The development of CZT systems is timely and addresses current issues for clinical SPECT imaging...
March 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275896/first-assessment-of-simultaneous-dual-isotope-123-i-99m-tc-cardiac-spect-on-two-different-czt-cameras-a-phantom-study
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Tanguy Blaire, Alban Bailliez, Fayçal Ben Bouallegue, Dimitri Bellevre, Denis Agostini, Alain Manrique
BACKGROUND: We studied the impact of simultaneous dual-isotope acquisition on (123)I/(99m)Tc mismatch assessment using two CZT cameras (DNM 530c, GE Healthcare and DSPECT, Biosensors International). METHODS: We used an anthropomorphic torso phantom (respectively filled with a solution of (123)I alone, (99m)Tc alone, and a mixture of (123)I and (99m)Tc) and its cardiac insert with two defects mimicking two matched and mismatched defects. Mismatch extent and reconstructed image contrast were evaluated...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266929/fully-automatic-multi-atlas-segmentation-of-cta-for-partial-volume-correction-in-cardiac-spect-ct
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Qingyi Liu, Hassan Mohy-Ud-Din, Nabil Boutagy, Mingyan Jiang, Silin Ren, John Stendahl, Albert Sinusas, Chi Liu
Anatomical-based partial volume correction (PVC) has been shown to improve image quality and quantitative accuracy in cardiac SPECT/CT. However, this method requires manual segmentation of various organs from contrast-enhanced computed tomography angiography (CTA) data. In order to achieve fully automatic CTA segmentation for clinical translation, we investigated the most common multi-atlas segmentation methods. We also modified the multi-atlas segmentation method by introducing a novel label fusion algorithm for multiple organ segmentation to eliminate overlap and gap voxels...
March 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265641/-nuclear-medicine-in-germany-updated-key-data-and-trends-from-official-statistics
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Dirk Hellwig, Jörg Marienhagen, Karin Menhart, Jirka Grosse
AIM: Updated presentation of the spectrum of nuclear medicine in-vivo examinations and therapies from officially available statistics on out-patient and in-patient care as well as trends of structural data on nuclear medicine in Germany. METHODS: Data from the German Federal Health Monitoring, from the frequency statistics of the statutory health insurance for out-patients and from the German Medical Association were used and supplemented by data from selective literature searches...
March 7, 2017: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256403/the-utility-of-99m-tc-dpd-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-an-australian-experience
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Peter T Moore, Matthew K Burrage, Emily Mackenzie, W Philip Law, Dariusz Korczyk, Peter Mollee
BACKGROUND: The uptake of bone-seeking radiotracers in the amyloid heart is well recognised. 99(m)Tc-DPD has been shown to be highly sensitive for cardiac transthyretin (ATTR) amyloid in an overseas population, but is not registered for use in Australia. We explored its utility as a diagnostic tool within our population. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AL and ATTR (wild-type and inherited) cardiac amyloidosis were prospectively recruited from the Princess Alexandra Hospital Amyloidosis Centre...
February 16, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242989/detection-of-thymoma-on-99mtc-mibi-scintigraphy-revisiting-the-past
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Girish Kumar Parida, Shambo Guha Roy, Anshul Sharma, Chetan D Patel
Although thymoma is a rare tumor, it is the most common anterior mediastinal tumor, usually affecting the adults in their fifth and sixth decade. We present a case of 68-year-old man with history of myocardial infarction, who presented to the cardiology OPD with recent onset of exertional dyspnea. On 99mTc MIBI myocardial perfusion SPECT, there was an extra cardiac accumulation of radiotracer in the anterior mediastinum just above the heart, which later was diagnosed as thymoma on histopathology.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
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, Charles Merlin, 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...
March 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
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