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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314613/improved-image-quality-with-simultaneously-reduced-radiation-exposure-knowledge-based-iterative-model-reconstruction-algorithms-for-coronary-ct-angiography-in-a-clinical-setting
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Florian André, Philipp Fortner, Mani Vembar, Dirk Mueller, Wolfram Stiller, Sebastian J Buss, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Hugo A Katus, Grigorios Korosoglou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the potential for radiation dose reduction using knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (K-IMR) algorithms in combination with ultra-low dose body mass index (BMI)-adapted protocols in coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA). METHODS: Forty patients undergoing clinically indicated coronary CTA were randomly assigned to two groups with BMI-adapted (I: <25.0 kg/m(2), II: <28.0 kg/m(2), III: <30.0 kg/m(2), IV: ≥30...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288528/4d-ct-angiography-with-arterial-and-venous-phase-anatomical-pre-surgical-approaches-in-cases-with-head-and-neck-neoplasms
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Hsiou-Chun Lin, Kou-Mou Huang, Yung-Cheng Wang
PURPOSE: The relationship between neoplasm and its surrounding vascular structure is essential to the following clinical treatment plan. In this study, 4D computed tomography angiography (4D-CTA) with a wide scan range and dynamic phases of arteriography and venography was used to describe detailed anatomical information for pre-surgical approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2011 to February 2012, we subjected 13 patients with head and neck neoplasms to 4D-CTA...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228312/a-study-of-coronary-artery-variants-and-anomalies-observed-at-a-tertiary-care-armed-forces-hospital-using-64-slice-mdct
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Akhilesh Rao, Yayati Pimpalwar, Neha Yadu, R K Yadav
BACKGROUND: Isolated coronary artery anomalies are usually clinically silent and mostly detected incidentally during angiography or autopsy. However, few of them may be implicated in cases of sudden cardiac death even in the absence of additional heart abnormalities. Prior knowledge of such variants and anomalies is necessary for planning various interventional procedures. Multiple detector computed tomography coronary angiography has proved a very useful non-invasive modality in this field given its superiority over conventional coronary angiography in providing detailed coronary artery anatomy...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213996/three-dimensional-computed-tomography-for-preoperative-assessment-of-the-pulmonary-artery-in-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-lobectomy-or-segmentectomy
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Amaia Ojanguren, José Luis Recuero, Marina Pardina, Lucía Milla, Maite Santamaría
BACKGROUND: The interest for endoscopic pulmonary anatomic resections has grown exponentially during the last decade. During thoracoscopic procedures surgeons cannot rely on digital handling and operative field is viewed on a two-dimensional video monitor, thus frequently encountering anatomical difficulties. The hypothesis is that foreknowledge of the anatomy of each patient would greatly contribute to the safety and accuracy of the operation. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 3dimensional multidetector computed tomography (3D-MDCT) software to identify the pulmonary artery branching pattern during the preoperative study of endoscopic lobectomies and segmentectomies...
February 14, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210507/super-selective-mesenteric-embolization-provides-effective-control-of-lower-gi-bleeding
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Toan Pham, Bob Anh Tran, Kevin Ooi, Marcus Mykytowycz, Stephen McLaughlin, Matthew Croxford, Iain Skinner, Ian Faragher
Introduction. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and super-selective mesenteric artery embolization (SMAE) in managing lower GI bleeding (LGIB). Method. A retrospective case series of patients with LGIB treated with SMAE in our health service. Patients with confirmed active LGIB, on either radionuclide scintigraphy (RS) or contrast-enhanced multidetector CT angiography (CE-MDCT), were referred for DSA +/- SMAE. Data collected included patient characteristics, screening modality, bleeding territory, embolization technique, technical and clinical success, short-term to medium-term complications, 30-day mortality, and progression to surgery related to procedural failure or complications...
2017: Radiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177650/ct-angiography-of-suspected-peripheral-artery-disease-comparison-of-contrast-enhancement-in-the-lower-extremities-of-patients-undergoing-and-those-not-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Takanori Masuda, Yoshinori Funama, Takeshi Nakaura, Naoyuki Imada, Tomoyasu Sato, Tomokazu Okimoto, Kazuo Awai
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to compare contrast enhancement on CT angiography (CTA) images of the lower extremity in patients with suspected peripheral artery disease who did not undergo hemodialysis (HD) and patients who were scanned before or after HD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We divided 287 consecutive patients who underwent CTA of the lower extremity on a 64-MDCT scanner into three groups: group 1 patients (n = 151) were not dependent on HD, group 2 patients (n = 70) were dependent on HD and underwent HD less than 24 hours after CTA, and group 3 (n = 66) were dependent on HD and underwent HD less than 24 hours before CTA...
February 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154579/rare-presentation-of-left-lower-lobe-pulmonary-artery-dissection
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René Hako, Ján Fedačko, Štefan Tóth, Radoslav Morochovič, Pavol Kristian, Tímea Pekárová, Petri Tuomainen, Daniel Pella
Background. Pulmonary arterial dissection with chronic pulmonary arterial hypertension as its major cause is a very rare but life-threatening condition. In most cases the main pulmonary trunk is the affected site usually without involvement of its branches. Segmental or lobar pulmonary artery dissection is extremely rare. Case Presentation. We report a unique case of left lower lobe pulmonary artery dissection in a 70-year-old male, with confirmed chronic pulmonary hypertension. To confirm dissection MDCT pulmonary angiography was used...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150282/socioeconomic-status-relationship-with-coronary-artery-calcification-and-pericardial-fat
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Hussein A Nafakhi, Abdulameer Almosawi, Hasan Alnafakh, Widad Mousa
BACKGROUND: Little data currently exist supporting the correlation of socioeconomic status (SES) to markers of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. The main aim was to investigate the relationship of SES measured by economic status and educational level with coronary artery calcification (CAC) and pericardial fat volume (PFV) assessed by multi-detector CT (MDCT). METHODS: Two hundred twenty consecutive patients with suspected coronary artery disease who underwent 64-slice MDCT angiography for assessment of coronary atherosclerosis were recruited between January 2014 and March 2015...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123975/utility-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-the-assessment-of-the-porto-spleno-mesenteric-venous-system
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Karunakaravel Karuppasamy
The common diagnostic tools available to evaluate the porto-spleno-mesenteric venous (PSMV) system provide either good hemodynamic information with limited morphological details [e.g., ultrasonography (US)] or excellent tomographic display of the anatomy with limited information about flow patterns [e.g., multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging]. Although catheter-directed selective digital subtraction angiography (DSA) can provide excellent information about flow at a high temporal resolution and can generate images at a high spatial resolution, this technique is often limited by a lack of cross-sectional detail...
December 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115002/left-innominate-vein-stenosis-in-an-asymptomatic-population-a-retrospective-analysis-of-212-cases
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Xiangjiang Guo, Yaxue Shi, Hui Xie, Lan Zhang, Guanhua Xue, Leyi Gu, Changning Hao, Shuofei Yang, Kejia Kan
BACKGROUND: Although left innominate vein (LIV) stenosis has been demonstrated to be attributed to compression by adjacent anatomical structures, most of the studies are focusing on hemodialysis patients with clinical symptoms compatible with LIV stenosis. The goal of this study was to retrospectively investigate the incidence of LIV stenosis and its influencing factors in an asymptomatic, non-hemodialysis population, which has rarely been performed. METHODS: From Jan 2013 to Dec 2014, 212 consecutive cases undergoing a chest multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography were enrolled...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095022/estimating-effective-dose-of-radiation-from-pediatric-cardiac-ct-angiography-using-a-64-mdct-scanner-new-conversion-factors-relating-dose-length-product-to-effective-dose
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Sigal Trattner, Anjali Chelliah, Peter Prinsen, Carrie B Ruzal-Shapiro, Yanping Xu, Sachin Jambawalikar, Maxwell Amurao, Andrew J Einstein
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the conversion factors that enable accurate estimation of the effective dose (ED) used for cardiac 64-MDCT angiography performed for children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anthropomorphic phantoms representative of 1- and 10-year-old children, with 50 metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor dosimeters placed in organs, underwent scanning performed using a 64-MDCT scanner with different routine clinical cardiac scan modes and x-ray tube potentials...
March 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048867/mo-ab-bra-10-super-high-temporal-resolution-cardiac-ct-imaging-using-smart-recon
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Y Li, X Cao, Z Xing, X Sun, J Hsieh, G Chen
PURPOSE: Coronary CT angiography is a challenging task currently limited by the achievable temporal resolution of modern MDCT scanners. In this work, a highly innovative method has been developed and validated to improve temporal resolution of the MDCT by a factor of four with the newly developed SMART-RECON method to enable high quality coronary CTA exams. The primary purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationships between: (1) SMART-RECON and the motion pattern; (2) SMART-RECON and the average speed of moving vessels; (3) SMART-RECON and the position and direction of moving vessels...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047535/su-f-i-38-patient-organ-specific-dose-assessment-in-coronary-ct-angiograph-using-voxellaized-volume-dose-index-in-monte-carlo-simulation
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Mohammadi Gh Fallal, Alam N Riyahi, Gh Graily, R Paydar
PURPOSE: Clinical use of multi detector computed tomography(MDCT) in diagnosis of diseases due to high speed in data acquisition and high spatial resolution is significantly increased. Regarding to the high radiation dose in CT and necessity of patient specific radiation risk assessment, the adoption of new method in the calculation of organ dose is completely required and necessary. In this study by introducing a conversion factor, patient organ dose in thorax region based on CT image data using MC system was calculated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008705/navigating-the-mesentery-part-ii-vascular-abnormalities-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Jens Marius Nesgaard, Bojan V Stimec, Arne Olav Bakka, Bjorn Edwin, Dejan Ignjatovic
AIM: Vascular abnormalities present benefits and/or disadvantages for the patient undergoing surgery. The aims of this study were to define, classify, and demonstrate the courses and to assess the clinical value of arterial and venous abnormalities in the central mesentery. METHOD: We conducted a review of the anatomy of 340 patients planned for enrolment in the "Safe Radical D3 Right Hemicolectomy for Cancer through Preoperative Biphasic MDCT Angiography" trial, 312 of whom were submitted to surgery...
December 23, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995807/optimal-scan-timing-for-artery-vein-separation-at-whole-brain-ct-angiography-using-a-320-row-mdct-volume-scanner
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Takashi Shirasaka, Akio Hiwatashi, Koji Yamashita, Masatoshi Kondo, Hiroshi Hamasaki, Yamato Shimomiya, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Yoshinori Funama, Hiroshi Honda
OBJECTIVE: A 320-row multidetector CT (MDCT) is expected for a good artery-vein separation in terms of temporal resolution. However, a shortened scan duration may lead to insufficient vascular enhancement. We assessed the optimal scan timing for the artery-vein separation at whole-brain CT angiography (CTA) when bolus tracking was used at 320-row MDCT. METHODS: We analyzed 60 patients, who underwent whole-brain four-dimensional CTA. Difference in CT attenuation between the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the superior sagittal sinus (Datt) was calculated in each phase...
February 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987537/comparison-of-hepatic-mdct-mri-and-dsa-to-explant-pathology-for-the-detection-and-treatment-planning-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lauren M Ladd, Temel Tirkes, Mark Tann, David M Agarwal, Matthew S Johnson, Bilal Tahir, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis and treatment plan for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be made from radiologic imaging. However, lesion detection may vary depending on the imaging modality. This study aims to evaluate the sensitivities of hepatic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the detection of HCC and the consequent management impact on potential liver transplant patients. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen HCC lesions were analyzed in 41 patients who received an orthotopic liver transplant (OLT)...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939049/impact-of-methodologic-differences-in-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-measurements-of-the-aortic-annulus-compared-with-computed-tomographic-angiography-before-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Omar K Khalique, Nadira B Hamid, Jonathon M White, David J Bae, Susheel K Kodali, Tamim M Nazif, Torsten P Vahl, Jean-Michel Paradis, Isaac George, Martin B Leon, Rebecca T Hahn
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic (3DE) imaging is an alternative to multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) for aortic annular measurement before transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A commonly used direct planimetry from a reconstructed short-axis view has not been compared with semiautomated 3DE methods. Typically accepted optimal cutoffs for percent prosthesis-area oversizing of the balloon-expandable SAPIEN or SAPIEN XT valve to native annular size are approximately 5% to 15%...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894580/imaging-studies-for-preoperative-planning-of-perforator-flaps-an-overview
#18
REVIEW
Shimpei Ono, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Hiroyuki Ohi, Rei Ogawa
The vascular anatomy of perforators varies between individuals; thus, accurate preoperative assessment of perforators is essential for safely planning perforator flaps. Perforator computed tomographic angiography (P-CTA) with multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) is one of the best available methods to precisely reveal the 3-dimensional anatomic details of perforators. The aim of this report is to describe the authors' experience using P-CTA with MDCT for detecting the perforating vessel preoperatively and a step-by-step approach to harvest perforator flaps based on this technique...
January 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891547/severe-pelvic-injury-vascular-lesions-detected-by-ante-and-post-mortem-contrast-medium-enhanced-ct-and-associations-with-pelvic-fractures
#19
Mahmoud Hussami, Silke Grabherr, Reto A Meuli, Sabine Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to compare arterial and venous contrast medium extravasation in severe pelvic injury detected by ante- and post-mortem multi-detector CT (MDCT) and determine whether vascular injury is associated with certain types of pelvic fracture. METHODS: We retrospectively included two different cohorts of blunt pelvic trauma with contrast medium extravasation shown by MDCT. The first group comprised 49 polytrauma patients; the second included 45 dead bodies undergoing multi-phase post-mortem CT-angiography (MPMCTA)...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882733/anomalous-origin-of-the-right-coronary-artery-first-familial-cases-in-asia
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Hideki Motomura, Mari Yokokawa, Hirofumi Fukunaga, Mari Nakagaki, Tomoyuki Hasuwa, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
Congenital coronary artery abnormalities may cause sudden death, particularly in athletes. Two siblings, aged 10 and 9 years, respectively, were diagnosed with anomalous origin of the right coronary artery on multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT). The right coronary artery arose from the left coronary cusp, and was wedged between the aorta and pulmonary artery. This was also noted on cardiac ultrasonography (UCG), but in general this might not be seen on electrocardiography at rest. Although the surgical indications are unclear in the case of unproven ischemia, early recognition of the condition may reduce risk of the cardiac events during exercise...
November 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
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