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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243072/volume-based-glucose-metabolic-analysis-of-fdg-pet-ct-the-optimum-threshold-and-conditions-to-suppress-physiological-myocardial-uptake
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Osamu Manabe, Markus Kroenke, Tadao Aikawa, Atsuto Murayama, Masanao Naya, Atsuro Masuda, Noriko Oyama-Manabe, Kenji Hirata, Shiro Watanabe, Tohru Shiga, Chietsugu Katoh, Nagara Tamaki
OBJECTIVE: FDG PET/CT plays a significant role in the diagnosis of inflammatory heart diseases and cardiac tumors. We attempted to determine the optimal FDG uptake threshold for volume-based analyses and to evaluate the relationship between the myocardial physiological uptake volume in FDG PET and several clinical factors. METHODS: A total of 190 patients were retrospectively analyzed. The cardiac metabolic volume (CMV) was defined as a volume within the boundary determined by a threshold (SUVmean of blood pool × 1...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240557/impact-of-motion-compensation-and-partial-volume-correction-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-of-coronary-plaque
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J Cal-González, C Tsoumpas, M L Lassen, S Rasul, L Koller, M Hacker, K Schäfers, T Beyer
Recent studies have suggested that 18F-NaF-PET enables visualization and quantification of plaque micro-calcification in the coronary tree. However, PET imaging of plaque calcification in the coronary arteries is challenging because of the respiratory and cardiac motion as well as partial volume effects. The objective of this work is to implement an image reconstruction framework, which incorporates compensation for respiratory as well as cardiac motion (MoCo) and partial volume correction (PVC), for cardiac 18F-NaF PET imaging in PET/CT...
December 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236988/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-myocardial-blood-flow-quantification-as-non-invasive-indicator-of-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy
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Paco E Bravo, Brian A Bergmark, Tomas Vita, Viviany R Taqueti, Ankur Gupta, Sara Seidelmann, Thomas E Christensen, Michael T Osborne, Nishant R Shah, Nina Ghosh, Jon Hainer, Courtney F Bibbo, Meagan Harrington, Fred Costantino, Mandeep R Mehra, Sharmila Dorbala, Ron Blankstein, Akshay Desai, Lynne Stevenson, Michael M Givertz, Marcelo F Di Carli
Aims: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a leading cause of death in orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) survivors. Effective non-invasive screening methods are needed. Our aim was to investigate the added diagnostic and prognostic value of myocardial blood flow (MBF) to standard myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) for CAV detection. Methods and results: We studied 94 OHT recipients (prognostic cohort), including 66 who underwent invasive coronary angiography and PET within 1 year (diagnostic cohort)...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231290/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-performance-of-somatostatin-receptor-positron-emission-tomography-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Carmen Pizarro, Folke Kluenker, Darius Dabir, Daniel Thomas, Florian C Gaertner, Markus Essler, Christian Grohé, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch
AIMS: Cardiac affection constitutes a major limiting condition in systemic sarcoidosis. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the persistence rate of cardiac sarcoid involvement by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis (CS). Moreover, we examined the additional insights into myocardial damage's characteristics gained by somatostatin receptor scintigraphy. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a pilot study, we had previously identified cardiac involvement-diagnosed by CMR imaging-to be present in 29 of 188 patients (15...
December 12, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230607/the-effect-of-high-count-rates-on-cardiac-perfusion-quantification-in-a-simultaneous-pet-mr-system-using-a-cardiac-perfusion-phantom
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Jim O' Doherty, Zacharias Chalampalakis, Paul Schleyer, Muhummad Sohaib Nazir, Amedeo Chiribiri, Paul K Marsden
BACKGROUND: PET-MRI is under investigation as a new strategy for quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging. Consideration is required as to the maximum scanner count rate in order to limit dead-time losses resulting from administered activity in the scanner field of view during the first pass of the radiotracer. RESULTS: We performed a decaying-source experiment to investigate the high count-rate performance of a PET-MR system (Siemens mMR) over the expected range of activities during a clinical study...
December 11, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215412/serial-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-the-management-of-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#6
William Bremer, Nadera J Sweiss, Yang Lu
A 60-year-old woman with biopsy-proven cardiac sarcoidosis status post implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement presented with periodic dizziness and dyspnea on exertion. Myocardial perfusion scan demonstrated a moderate sized, fixed perfusion defect along the mid to proximal anteroseptal wall of the left ventricle, with better perfusion on stress images. FDG-PET/CT demonstrated corresponding focal FDG avidity of the mid to proximal anteroseptal wall, suggestive of active cardiac sarcoidosis. Because of severe side effects, mycophenolate mofetil was discontinued, and the patient received low-dose steroid therapy...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206339/reversibility-of-myocardial-metabolism-and-remodeling-in-morbidly-obese-patients-six-months-after-bariatric-surgery
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Jarna C Hannukainen, Riikka Lautamäki, Jussi Pärkkä, Marjatta Strandberg, Virva Saunavaara, Saija Hurme, Minna Soinio, Prince Dadson, Kirsi A Virtanen, Tove Grönroos, Sarita Forsback, Paulina Salminen, Patricia Iozzo, Pirjo Nuutila
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: To study myocardial substrate uptake, structure and function before and after bariatric surgery to clarify the interaction between myocardial metabolism and cardiac remodeling in morbid obesity. METHODS: We studied 46 subjects (age 44±10 yrs, BMI 42±4 kg/m2), including 18 with type 2 diabetes before and six months after bariatric surgery and 25 healthy age-matched controls. Myocardial fasting free fatty acid uptake (MFAU) and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake (MGU) were measured using PET...
December 5, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205378/cardiac-gated-parametric-images-from-82-rb-pet-from-dynamic-frames-and-direct-4d-reconstruction
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Mary Germino, Richard E Carson
PURPOSE: Cardiac perfusion PET data can be reconstructed as a dynamic sequence and kinetic modeling performed to quantify myocardial blood flow, or reconstructed as static gated images to quantify function. Parametric images from dynamic PET are conventionally not gated, to allow use of all events with lower noise. An alternative method for dynamic PET is to incorporate the kinetic model into the reconstruction algorithm itself, bypassing the generation of a time series of emission images and directly producing parametric images...
December 5, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190998/radiological-and-nuclear-medicine-imaging-of-sarcoidosis
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Anna R Larici, Andor W Glaudemans, Annemilia Del Ciello, Riemer H Slart, Lucio Calandriello, Olivier Gheysens
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by widespread growth of non-caseating granulomas. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis is based on clinical and imaging presentation, histologic confirmation and the absence of alternative diseases. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine play an essential role in the diagnostic work-up of patients with sarcoidosis to assess disease extent and activity. In addition, imaging modalities have shown their potential in managing these patients in terms of treatment response and prognostic assessment...
November 30, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181786/early-therapeutic-effects-of-adaptive-servo-ventilation-on-cardiac-sympathetic-nervous-function-in-patients-with-heart-failure-evaluated-using-a-combination-of-11c-hed-pet-and-123i-mibg-spect
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Yusuke Tokuda, Mamoru Sakakibara, Keiichiro Yoshinaga, Shiro Yamada, Kiwamu Kamiya, Naoya Asakawa, Takashi Yoshitani, Keiji Noguchi, Osamu Manabe, Nagara Tamaki, Hiroyuki Tsutsui
RATIONALE: Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV), a novel respiratory support therapy for sleep disorders, may improve cardiac function in heart failure (HF). However, the reasons that ASV improves cardiac function have not been fully studied especially in sympathetic nervous function (SNF). The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of ASV therapy on cardiac SNF in patients with HF. METHODS: We evaluated ASV therapeutic effects before and 6 months after ASV therapy in 9 HF patients [57...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181715/cme-instructions-pet-measurements-of-myocardial-blood-flow-post-myocardial-infarction-relationship-to-invasive-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-studies-and-potential-clinical-applications
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December 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181554/-cardiological-functional-diagnostics
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REVIEW
S Herrmann, N A Kraus, S Frantz
Cardiovascular diseases are common; therefore, adequate and guideline-based diagnostics and treatment are essential. In addition to an electrocardiogram (ECG) and (treadmill) exercise tests, echocardiography plays the pivotal role in functional cardiac testing. It is permanently available at the bedside and has a high diagnostic accuracy; however, examinations such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) as well as nuclear medical imaging, e.g. single proton emission CT (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are becoming more and more common in clinical practice...
November 27, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179177/permanently-hypoxic-cell-culture-yields-rat-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-cells-with-higher-therapeutic-potential-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Yihua Liu, Xiaoxi Yang, Pablo Maureira, Aude Falanga, Vanessa Marie, Guillaume Gauchotte, Sylvain Poussier, Frederique Groubatch, Pierre-Yves Marie, Nguyen Tran
BACKGROUND: The mismatch between traditional in vitro cell culture conditions and targeted chronic hypoxic myocardial tissue could potentially hamper the therapeutic effects of implanted bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). This study sought to address (i) the extent of change to BMSC biological characteristics in different in vitro culture conditions and (ii) the effectiveness of permanent hypoxic culture for cell therapy in treating chronic myocardial infarction (MI) in rats...
November 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177706/prognostic-value-of-vasodilator-response-using-rubidium-82-positron-emission-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Punitha Arasaratnam, Masoud Sadreddini, Yeung Yam, Vinay Kansal, Sharmila Dorbala, Marcelo F Di Carli, Rob S Beanlands, Michael E Merhige, Brent A Williams, Emir Veledar, James K Min, Li Chen, Terrence D Ruddy, Guido Germano, Daniel S Berman, Leslee J Shaw, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: Prognostic value of positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is well established. There is paucity of data on how the prognostic value of PET relates to the hemodynamic response to vasodilator stress. We hypothesize that inadequate hemodynamic response will affect the prognostic value of PET MPI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using a multicenter rubidium (Rb)-82 PET registry, 3406 patients who underwent a clinically indicated rest/stress PET MPI with a vasodilator agent were analyzed...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175242/association-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-with-subclinical-myocardial-dysfunction-in-non-cirrhotic-patients
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Yong-Ho Lee, Kwang Joon Kim, Myung Eun Yoo, Gyuri Kim, Hye-Jin Yoon, Kwanhyeong Jo, Jong-Chan Youn, Mijin Yun, Jun Yong Park, Chi Young Shim, Byung-Wan Lee, Seok-Min Kang, Jong-Won Ha, Bong-Soo Cha, Eun Seok Kang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Among categories of NAFLD, hepatic fibrosis is most likely to affect mortality. Myocardial function and its energy metabolism are tightly linked, which might be altered by an insulin resistant condition such as NAFLD. We investigated whether hepatic steatosis and fibrosis were associated with myocardial dysfunction relative to myocardial glucose uptake. METHODS: 308 patients (190 without NAFLD, 118 with NAFLD) were studied...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168158/assessment-of-attenuation-correction-for-myocardial-pet-imaging-using-combined-pet-mri
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Martin Lyngby Lassen, Sazan Rasul, Dietrich Beitzke, Marie-Elisabeth Stelzmüller, Jacobo Cal-Gonzalez, Marcus Hacker, Thomas Beyer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of artifacts in MR-based attenuation correction (AC) maps and their impact on the quantitative accuracy of PET-based flow and metabolism measurements in a cohort of consecutive heart failure patients undergoing combined PET/MR imaging. METHODS: Myocardial viability studies were performed in 20 patients following a dual-tracer protocol involving the assessment of myocardial perfusion ((13)N-NH3: 813 ± 86 MBq) and metabolism ((18)F-FDG: 335 ± 38 MBq)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161309/dronedarone-produces-early-regression-of-myocardial-remodelling-in-structural-heart-disease
#17
Begoña Quintana-Villamandos, Jose Juan Gomez de Diego, María Jesús Delgado-Martos, David Muñoz-Valverde, María Luisa Soto-Montenegro, Manuel Desco, Emilio Delgado-Baeza
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertension is associated with a greater risk of sustained supraventricular/atrial arrhythmias. Dronedarone is an antiarrhythmic agent that was recently approved for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. However, its effect on early regression of LVH has not been reported. We tested the hypothesis that short-term administration of dronedarone induces early regression of LVH in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). METHODS: Ten-month-old male SHRs were randomly assigned to an intervention group (SHR-D), where animals received dronedarone treatment (100 mg/kg) for a period of 14 days, or to a control group (SHR) where rats were given vehicle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138942/calculation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-and-ejection-fraction-from-dynamic-cardiac-gated-15-o-water-pet-ct-5d-pet
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Jonny Nordström, Tanja Kero, Hendrik Johannes Harms, Charles Widström, Frank A Flachskampf, Jens Sörensen, Mark Lubberink
BACKGROUND: Quantitative measurement of myocardial blood flow (MBF) is of increasing interest in the clinical assessment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). (15)O-water positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard for non-invasive MBF measurements. However, calculation of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) is not possible from standard (15)O-water uptake images. The purpose of the present work was to investigate the possibility of calculating LV volumes and LVEF from cardiac-gated parametric blood volume (V B) (15)O-water images and from first pass (FP) images...
November 14, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137818/molecular-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel Juneau, Mohammad Golfam, Samir Hazra, Fernanda Erthal, Lionel S Zuckier, Jordan Bernick, George A Wells, Rob S B Beanlands, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Currently, the modified Duke criteria is used to assist with the diagnosis of IE, but it can still remain difficult. Growing data supports the potential use of molecular imaging to assist in the diagnosis of IE. Our objective was to understand the potential utility of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT), 67Ga citrate and radiolabeled white blood cell (WBC) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of IE...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122140/cardiac-tissue-characterization-and-imaging-in-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Petros P Sfikakis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Genovefa Kolovou, George D Kitas
Inflammation, microvascular and macrovascular ischemia, valvular disease, and fibrosis are the main causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs). The silent presentation and the high mortality and/or morbidity of CVD in ARDs necessitate a reliable tool for early diagnosis. Noninvasive cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiography, nuclear imaging, cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and hybrid imaging modalities, constitutes the main tool for monitoring of CVD in ARDs...
November 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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