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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336939/locating-the-human-cardiac-conduction-system-using-a-3d-model-of-its-nutritious-arteries
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Yu Xu, Yukun Peng, Rongmei Qu, Guorong Zheng, Feiyan Feng, Yan Feng, Linying He, Shanli He, Zeyu Li, Chang Liu, Zhaoming Xiao, Jun Ouyang, Jingxing Dai
It is difficult for anatomists to dissect the human cardiac conduction system (CCS) on specimens as well as for cardiovascular clinicians to locate the CCS during cardiac operations. Here, we demonstrate a new method for locating the CCS using a 3D model of its nutritious arteries. First, we perfused the coronary arteries with contrast material and then acquired a set of data of thin computer tomography (CT) scans. Then, we generated a 3D model of the coronary artery and distinguished the arteries that supply the CCS...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331622/c-terminal-proendothelin-1-ct-proet-1-is-associated-with-organ-failure-and-predicts-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Lukas Buendgens, Eray Yagmur, Jan Bruensing, Ulf Herbers, Christer Baeck, Christian Trautwein, Alexander Koch, Frank Tacke
BACKGROUND: Endothelin 1 (ET-1) is a strong vasoconstrictor, which is involved in inflammation and reduced tissue perfusion. C-terminal proendothelin-1 (CT-proET-1) is the stable circulating precursor protein of ET-1. We hypothesized that CT-proET-1, reflecting ET-1 activation, is involved in the pathogenesis of critical illness and associated with its prognosis. METHODS: Two hundred seventeen critically ill patients (144 with sepsis, 73 without sepsis) were included prospectively upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU), in comparison to 65 healthy controls...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331022/effect-of-non-pharmacological-intervention-for-apathy-response-to-one-on-one-reminiscence-based-intervention
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Akira Okada, Tetsuya Ueda
Apathy has adverse consequences for patients and caregivers. However, the therapeutic approach remains uncertain. Here, we present the case of a man aged 67 years who only developed apathy after surgery for oesophageal cancer. He showed no response to intervention with donepezil, a 'brain training' video game and psychoeducation for apathy. Subsequently, we implemented a programme designed to facilitate recall of 2 themes (editorial content and television shows during the week) once a week. After 3 months, the scores of 2 apathy scales rated by the patient's wife, psychological test scores and brain perfusion single-photon emission CT data improved compared with those obtained before intervention...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330686/imaging-of-acute-and-chronic-thromboembolic-disease-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
A Ruggiero, N J Screaton
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Recent advances in imaging allow acute and rapid recognition even by the non-specialist radiologist. Most acute emboli resolve on anticoagulation without sequelae; however, some emboli fail to fully resolve becoming endothelialised with the development of chronic thromboembolic disease (CTED). Increased pulmonary vascular resistance arising from CTED may lead to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) a debilitating disease affecting up to 5% of survivors of acute PE...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328241/perfusion-ct-in-acute-stroke-effectiveness-of-automatically-generated-colour-maps
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Maja Ukmar, Ferruccio Degrassi, Roberta Antea Pozzi Mucelli, Francesca Neri, Fabio Pozzi Mucelli, Maria Assunta Cova
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of perfusion CT (pCT) in the definition of the infarcted core and the penumbra, comparing the data obtained from the evaluation of parametric maps [cerebral blood volume (CBV), cerebral blood flow (CBF) and mean transit time (MTT)] with software-generated colour maps. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed to identify patients with suspected acute ischaemic strokes and who had undergone unenhanced CT and pCT carried out within 4...
April 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321540/ct-perfusion-imaging-of-the-liver-and-the-spleen-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-is-there-a-correlation-between-perfusion-and-portal-venous-hypertension
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Emina Talakić, Silvia Schaffellner, Daniela Kniepeiss, Helmut Mueller, Rudolf Stauber, Franz Quehenberger, Helmut Schoellnast
OBJECTIVES: To correlate hepatic and splenic CT perfusion parameters with hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurements in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with cirrhosis (males, 17; females, 4; mean ± SD age, 57 ± 7 years) underwent hepatic and splenic perfusion CT on a 320-detector row volume scanner as well as invasive measurement of HVPG. Different CT perfusion algorithms (maximum slope analysis and Patlak plot) were used to measure hepatic arterial flow (HAF), portal venous flow (PVF), hepatic perfusion index (HPI), splenic arterial flow (SAF), splenic blood volume (SBV) and splenic clearance (SCL)...
March 20, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320175/mechanical-embolectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-beyond-six-hours-from-symptom-onset-using-mri-based-perfusion-imaging
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Ryan A McTaggart, Shadi Yaghi, Daniel C Sacchetti, Richard A Haas, Morgan Hemendinger, Daniel Arcuri, Jeffrey M Rogg, Karen L Furie, Mahesh V Jayaraman
INTRODUCTION: There is very limited data on the use of MRI based perfusion imaging to select patients with acute ischemic stroke and large vessel occlusion (LVO) for intraarterial therapy beyond 6h from onset. Our aim is to report the outcome of patients with acute ischemic stroke and large artery occlusion who presented beyond 6h from onset, had favorable MRI imaging profile, and underwent mechanical embolectomy. METHODS: This is a single institution (Rhode Island Hospital) retrospective study between December 1st, 2015, and July 30th, 2016 that included patients with acute ischemic stroke and proximal LVO with CT ASPECTS of 6 or more and 6-24h from symptom onset who were assessed for mechanical embolectomy using MRI based perfusion imaging...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319503/myocardial-infarction-in-a-patient-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-but-normal-coronary-arteries
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Shuheng Li, Xiaoxin Sun, Zongyao Zhang, Zuo-Xiang He
A 57-year-old man with a history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed by echocardiography experienced atypical chest pain and dyspnea for 6 months. A rest Tc-MIBI myocardial SPECT imaging and a F-FDG myocardial PET/CT imaging were performed, which showed multiple matched myocardial perfusion/metabolism defects in the left ventricle, indicating scar tissue. Surprisingly, subsequent contrast coronary angiography revealed no significant coronary artery stenosis.
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319499/developmental-venous-anomalies-mimicking-neoplasm-on-11c-methionine-pet-and-dsc-perfusion-mri
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Julie H Harreld, Mikhail Doubrovin, Elizabeth R Butch, Angela Edwards, Barry Shulkin
Elevated relative cerebral blood volume on perfusion MRI and increased uptake on C-methionine PET can be used to diagnose and guide biopsy of brain tumors but are not specific. We report increased uptake on C-methionine PET associated with 4 developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) in 3 children with brain tumors, which could potentially mimic tumor and misdirect biopsy. Because DVAs are not readily visible on CT, prevention of misdirected biopsy in patients with focally elevated C-methionine uptake and relative cerebral blood volume relies on close correlation with contrast-enhanced anatomic MRI to exclude DVA or other nonneoplastic etiology...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318954/computed-tomography-perfusion-based-decision-making-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-missing-the-mismatch
#10
J A Molad, M Findler, E Auriel
The emerging use of mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke treatment focuses on the importance of patient selection. Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is one of widely used techniques. However, the accuracy and reliability of this modality is in debate among vascular neurologists. We present a case of an 80-year-old man admitted because of acute ischemic stroke. CT angiography demonstrated left proximal M2 occlusion. As CTP demonstrated signs of large ischemic core with no significant penumbra, mechanical thrombectomy was not performed following tPA administration...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316034/updates-on-stress-imaging-testing-and-myocardial-viability-with-advanced-imaging-modalities
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REVIEW
Sandeep S Hedgire, Michael Osborne, Daniel J Verdini, Brian B Ghoshhajra
Non-invasive stress testing plays a key role in diagnosis and risk stratification in patients with coronary artery disease. Technical advances in CT, MRI, and PET have lead to increased utility of these modalities in myocardial perfusion imaging. The aim of the review is to provide a succinct update on CT, PET, and MRI for myocardial stress perfusion imaging.
April 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316030/a-new-ct-score-as-index-of-hemodynamic-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Maria Barbara Leone, Marica Giannotta, Massimiliano Palazzini, Mariano Cefarelli, Sofia Martìn Suàrez, Enrico Gotti, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Maurizio Zompatori, Nazzareno Galiè
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively assess the relationship between radiological and hemodynamic parameters in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). We introduced a new CT-score to evaluate hemodynamic changes, only employing CT-pulmonary angiography (CTPA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 145 patients affected by CTEPH underwent hemodynamic and CTPA evaluation. Among these 145 patients, 69 underwent pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) and performed a CTPA evaluation even after surgery...
March 18, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315947/impact-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-on-surgical-management-in-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-an-outcome-based-analysis
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Andrea Forschner, Susann-Cathrin Olthof, Brigitte Gückel, Peter Martus, Werner Vach, Christian la Fougère, Konstantin Nikolaou, Ulrike Keim, Thomas Kurt Eigentler, Claus Garbe, Christina Pfannenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT on clinical decision making and outcome in advanced melanoma patients planned for radical metastasectomy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A cohort of 333 patients with mainly stage III/IV melanoma having a PET/CT for clinical reasons was prospectively enrolled in our oncologic PET/CT registry between 2013 and 2015. Referring physicians completed questionnaires regarding their intended management for each patient before and after PET/CT...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315911/reproducibility-of-a-semi-quantitative-lobar-pulmonary-ventilation-and-perfusion-technique-using-spet-and-ct
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Esber N El-Barhoun, Ghee Chew, Benjamin Crouch, Barry Chatterton
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of regional lung function is valuable prior to lung surgery in patients with chronic lung disease. Our aim was to evaluate the reproducibility of a locally developed single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPET/CT) programme between and within three observers in assessing lobar pulmonary volumes, perfusion and ventilation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twelve lung transplantation candidates had VQ SPET and diagnostic CT to determine lobar pulmonary function and plan surgery...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314671/a-case-of-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-fistulas-between-multiple-systemic-arteries-and-the-right-pulmonary-artery-in-an-adult-discovered-for-occulted-dyspnoea
#15
Ji-Feng Li, Zhen-Guo Zhai, Tu-Guang Kuang, Min Liu, Zhan-Hong Ma, Yi-Dan Li, Yuan-Hua Yang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be caused by a fistula between the systemic and pulmonary arteries. Here, we report a case of PH due to multiple fistulas between systemic arteries and the right pulmonary artery where the ventilation/perfusion scan showed no perfusion in the right lung. METHODS: A 32-year-old male patient was hospitalised for community-acquired pneumonia. After treatment with antibiotics, the pneumonia was alleviated but dyspnoea persisted...
February 22, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314296/perfusion-ct-changes-in-liver-metastases-from-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-during-everolimus-treatment
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Mirko D'Onofrio, Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Stefano Crosara, Riccardo DE Robertis, Paola Vallerio, Elisabetta Grego, Valentina Ciaravino, Andrea Ruzzenente, Luca Landoni, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora
AIM: To evaluate modifications of perfusional parameters assessed by perfusion computed tomography (P-CT) of liver metastases (LM) from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) during everolimus treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with LMs from G1-2 PanNETs undergoing everolimus treatment between January 2013 and January 2015 were prospectively evaluated with P-CT at baseline, and after 2 and 4 months of therapy. Size, perfusion, blood volume (BV), peak enhancement intensity (PEI) and time to peak for each lesion were calculated...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306418/an-mrs-and-pet-guided-biopsy-tool-for-intraoperative-neuronavigational-systems
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Matthew Grech-Sollars, Babar Vaqas, Gerard Thompson, Tara Barwick, Lesley Honeyfield, Kevin O'Neill, Adam D Waldman
OBJECTIVE Glioma heterogeneity and the limitations of conventional structural MRI for identifying aggressive tumor components can limit the reliability of stereotactic biopsy and, hence, tumor characterization, which is a hurdle for developing and selecting effective treatment strategies. In vivo MR spectroscopy (MRS) and PET enable noninvasive imaging of cellular metabolism relevant to proliferation and can detect regions of more highly active tumor. Here, the authors integrated presurgical PET and MRS with intraoperative neuronavigation to guide surgical biopsy and tumor sampling of brain gliomas with the aim of improving intraoperative tumor-tissue characterization and imaging biomarker validation...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303473/incremental-role-of-resting-myocardial-computed-tomography-perfusion-for-predicting-physiologically-significant-coronary-artery-disease-a-machine-learning-approach
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Donghee Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Asim Rizvi, Heidi Gransar, Lohendran Baskaran, Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Fay Y Lin, James K Min
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of resting myocardial computed tomography perfusion (CTP) by coronary CT angiography (CCTA) might serve as a useful addition for determining coronary artery disease. We aimed to evaluate the incremental benefit of resting CTP over coronary stenosis for predicting ischemia using a computational algorithm trained by machine learning methods. METHODS: 252 patients underwent CCTA and invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR). CT stenosis was classified as 0%, 1-30%, 31-49%, 50-70%, and >70% maximal stenosis...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302592/spectral-detector-ct-for-cardiovascular-applications
#19
Prabhakar Rajiah, Suhny Abbara, Sandra Simon Halliburton
Spectral detector computed tomography (SDCT) is a novel technology that uses two layers of detectors to simultaneously collect low and high energy data. Spectral data is used to generate conventional polyenergetic images as well as dedicated spectral images including virtual monoenergetic and material composition (iodine-only, virtual unenhanced, effective atomic number) images. This paper provides an overview of SDCT technology and a description of some spectral image types. The potential utility of SDCT for cardiovascular imaging and the impact of this new technology on radiation and contrast dose are discussed through presentation of initial patient studies performed on a SDCT scanner...
March 17, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298387/diagnosis-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#20
REVIEW
Deepa Gopalan, Marion Delcroix, Matthias Held
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is the only potentially curable form of pulmonary hypertension. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is pivotal for successful treatment. Clinical signs and symptoms can be nonspecific and risk factors such as history of venous thromboembolism may not always be present. Echocardiography is the recommended first diagnostic step. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a complementary tool that can help to identify patients with milder abnormalities and chronic thromboembolic disease, triggering the need for further investigation...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
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