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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905008/feasibility-and-accuracy-of-gated-blood-pool-spect-equilibrium-radionuclide-ventriculography-for-the-assessment-of-left-and-right-ventricular-volumes-and-function-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Olivier Lairez, Clément Delmas, Pauline Fournier, Emmanuelle Cassol, Simon Méjean, Pierre Pascal, Antoine Petermann, Camille Dambrin, Vincent Minville, Didier Carrié, Hervé Rousseau, Michel Galinier, Jérôme Roncalli, Bertrand Marcheix, Isabelle Berry
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) require serial assessment of right and left ventricular (RV & LV) volumes and function. Because the RV is not assisted, its function is a critical determinant of the hemodynamic and contributes significantly to postoperative morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the feasibility and the accuracy of tomographic-equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography (t-ERV) for the assessment of patients with LVADs. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with LVAD underwent t-ERV...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899854/association-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-with-the-severity-and-morphology-of-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-detected-by-multidetector-computerized-tomography
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Ahmet Hakan Ateş, Kudret Aytemir, Duygu Koçyiğit, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Kadri Murat Gürses, Hikmet Yorgun, Uğur Canpolat, Tuncay Hazırolan, Necla Özer
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated a consistent relationship between white blood cell (WBC) counts and coronary artery disease (CAD). The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been considered as a potential marker for identifying individuals under risk of CAD and associated events. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether NLR was associated with the severity and morphology of coronary atherosclerotic plaques shown by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). METHODS: Our study population consisted of 684 patients who underwent dual-source 64 slice MDCT for the assessment of CAD...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894580/imaging-studies-for-preoperative-planning-of-perforator-flaps-an-overview
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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/27893776/diagnostic-value-and-interreader-agreement-of-the-pancreaticolienal-gap-in-pancreatic-cancer-on-mdct
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Khoschy Schawkat, Wolfgang Kühn, Daniel Inderbitzin, Beat Gloor, Johannes T Heverhagen, Val Murray Runge, Andreas Christe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic value and measure interreader agreement of the pancreaticolienal gap (PLG) in the assessment of imaging features of pancreatic carcinoma (PC) on contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography (CE-MDCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CE-MDCT studies in the portal venous phase were retrospectively reviewed for 66 patients with PC. The age- and gender-matched control group comprised 103 healthy individuals...
2016: PloS One
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
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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/27891175/multidetector-computer-tomography-in-the-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-assessment-an-update
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REVIEW
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization of pancreatic carcinoma is very important for patient management. Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has become the cross-sectional modality of choice in the diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and follow-up of patients with pancreatic tumors. However, approximately 11% of ductal adenocarcinomas still remain undetected at MDCT because of the lack of attenuation gradient between the lesion and the adjacent pancreatic parenchyma...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890421/contrast-enhanced-mdct-in-patients-with-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-correlation-with-histological-findings-and-diagnostic-performance-in-differentiation-between-tumour-grades
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E Belousova, G Karmazanovsky, A Kriger, D Kalinin, L Mannelli, A Glotov, N Karelskaya, O Paklina, A Kaldarov
AIM: To identify the multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) features of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (pNETs), which correlate with tumour histology and enable preoperative grading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with histologically confirmed pNET who underwent preoperative contrast-enhanced MDCT were included in this study. Nineteen tumours were classified as Grade 1 (G1) and 20 as Grade 2 (G2). Histopathology slides were reviewed to assess the intratumoural microvascular density (MVD) and the amount of tumour stroma...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888303/dual-energy-ct-workflow-multi-institutional-consensus-on-standardization-of-abdominopelvic-mdct-protocols
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Bhavik N Patel, Lauren Alexander, Brian Allen, Lincoln Berland, Amir Borhani, Achille Mileto, Courtney Moreno, Desiree Morgan, Dushyant Sahani, William Shuman, Eric Tamm, Mitchell Tublin, Benjamin Yeh, Daniele Marin
PURPOSE: To standardize workflow for dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) involving common abdominopelvic exam protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 9 institutions (4 rsDECT, 1 dsDECT, 4 both) with 32 participants [average # years (range) in practice and DECT experience, 12.3 (1-35) and 4.6 (1-14), respectively] filled out a single survey (n = 9). A five-point agreement scale (0, 1, 2, 3, 4-contra-, not, mildly, moderately, strongly indicated, respectively) and utilization scale (0-not performing and shouldn't; 1-performing but not clinically useful; 2-performing but not sure if clinically useful; 3-not performing it but would like to; 4-performing and clinically useful) were used...
November 25, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886421/pathophysiology-of-dyspnoea-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-cross-sectional-evaluation
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Olivier Sanchez, Aurore Caumont-Prim, Elisabeth Riant, Laurent Plantier, Martin Dres, Bruno Louis, Marie-Anne Collignon, Benoit Diebold, Guy Meyer, Claudine Peiffer, Christophe Delclaux
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dyspnoea in pulmonary embolism (PE) remains poorly characterized. Little is known about how to measure intensity or about the underlying mechanisms that may be related to ventilatory abnormalities, alveolar dead space ventilation or modulating factors such as psychological modulate. We hypothesized that dyspnoea would mainly be associated with pulmonary vascular obstruction and its pathophysiological consequences, while the sensory-affective domain of dyspnoea would be influenced by other factors...
November 25, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885195/evaluation-and-influence-of-brachiocephalic-branch-re-entry-in-patients-with-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection
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Shota Yasuda, Kiyotaka Imoto, Keiji Uchida, Norihisa Karube, Tomoyuki Minami, Motohiko Goda, Shinichi Suzuki, Munetaka Masuda
BACKGROUND: Stanford type A acute aortic dissection (A-AAD) extends to the brachiocephalic branches in some patients. After ascending aortic replacement, a remaining re-entry tear in the distal brachiocephalic branches may act as an entry and result in a patent false lumen in the aortic arch. However, the effect of brachiocephalic branch re-entry concomitant with A-AAD remains unknown.Methods and Results:Eighty-five patients with A-AAD who underwent ascending aortic replacement in which both preoperative and postoperative multiple-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scans could be evaluated were retrospectively studied...
November 22, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882427/improved-mdct-monitoring-of-pelvic-myeloma-bone-disease-through-the-use-of-a-novel-longitudinal-bone-subtraction-post-processing-algorithm
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Marius Horger, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Hendrik Ditt, Katja Weisel, Jan Fritz, Konstantin Nikolaou, Shu Liao, Christopher Kloth
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of a novel CT post-processing software that generates subtraction maps of baseline and follow-up CT examinations in the course of myeloma bone lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 61 consecutive myeloma patients who underwent repeated whole-body reduced-dose MDCT at our institution between November 2013 and June 2015. CT subtraction maps classified a progressive disease (PD) vs. stable disease (SD)/remission...
November 23, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882249/surviving-all-odds-a-unique-case-of-multiple-congenital-unruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysms-involving-both-left-and-right-coronary-sinuses-with-biventricular-dysfunction-and-heart-block
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Aniketh Vijay B, Vikrant Vijan, Navin Mathew
Aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva are very uncommon, with an incidence ranging from 0.1 to 3.5% of all congenital heart defects. Very few cases have been reported in the literature that presented with involvement of two or more sinuses. We report a case of 27-year-old male with a history of exertional breathlessness of one-month duration. After complete evaluation using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) scanning, the patient was diagnosed to have large congenital unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms involving both left and right coronary sinuses with extension into the interventricular septum...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880788/micro-ct-vs-whole-body-multirow-detector-ct-for-analysing-bone-regeneration-in-an-animal-model
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Oliver Bissinger, Jan S Kirschke, Florian Andreas Probst, Martin Stauber, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Bernhard Haller, Carolin Götz, Christian Plank, Andreas Kolk
OBJECTIVES: Compared with multirow detector CT (MDCT), specimen (ex vivo) micro-CT (μCT) has a significantly higher (~ 30 x) spatial resolution and is considered the gold standard for assessing bone above the cellular level. However, it is expensive and time-consuming, and when applied in vivo, the radiation dose accumulates considerably. The aim of this study was to examine whether the lower resolution of the widely used MDCT is sufficient to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate bone regeneration in rats...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878550/diverticulitis-a-comprehensive-review-with-usual-and-unusual-complications
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REVIEW
Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpinar, Ali Devrim Karaosmanoglu, Cavid Isayev, Musturay Karcaaltincaba
: Diverticulitis is characterized by inflammation of the outpouchings of the bowel wall. Imaging findings of diverticulitis include edematous thickening of the bowel wall with inflammatory changes within the adjacent mesenteric fat. Uncomplicated diverticulitis can be treated conservatively; however, complicated diverticulitis may not be responsive to medical treatment and life-threatening conditions may occur. In this review, we aimed to illustrate the ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) features of diverticulitis and its complications including perforation, phlegmon, abscess, ascending septic thrombophlebitis (phylephlebitis), bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and fistula...
November 22, 2016: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875347/severe-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-with-preserved-ventricular-function-should-it-be-treated
#16
Giuseppe Di Pasquale, Gloria Vassilikì Coutsoumbas, Silvia Zagnoni
Exists a group of patients with small AVA (<0,6 cm/m), and normal LVEF (≥50%) who display a low transvalvular flow (LF) [index stroke volume (SVi)<35 ml/m2] and/or low transvalvular gradient (LG). This condition is called severe paradoxical aortic stenosis (SAO) LFLG. In many studies this condition was associated to increased mortality both with medical therapy and with surgical intervention. Crucial is define correctly the diagnostical criteria of this condition. Indeed there are several specific anatomical and functional characteristics useful in differentiating paradoxical severe aortic stenosis from the other forms of aortic stenosis...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874958/diagnostic-accuracy-of-mdct-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-from-ovarian-cancer-is-delayed-enhanced-phase-really-effective
#17
E Rodolfino, E Devicienti, M Miccò, A Del Ciello, S E Di Giovanni, M Giuliani, C Conte, B Gui, A L Valentini, L Bonomo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of delayed enhanced phase in addition to portal enhanced phase in MDCT imaging for depicting peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) implants in patients with ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed double-phase, portal enhanced phase (PEP) and delayed enhanced phase (DEP), MDCT-examinations of 40 patients with clinical suspicion of recurrent PC from histopathologically-proven ovarian cancer, previously treated with both cytoreductive surgery and adjuvant/neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873503/increased-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-in-stroke-patients-who-had-not-undergone-evaluation-for-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Young Dae Kim, Dongbeom Song, Hyo Suk Nam, Donghoon Choi, Jung Sun Kim, Byeong Keuk Kim, Hyuk Jae Chang, Hye Yeon Choi, Kijeong Lee, Joonsang Yoo, Hye Sun Lee, Chung Mo Nam, Ji Hoe Heo
PURPOSE: Although asymptomatic coronary artery occlusive disease is common in stroke patients, the long-term advantages of undergoing evaluation for coronary arterial disease using multi-detector coronary computed tomography (MDCT) have not been well established in stroke patients. We compared long-term cardio-cerebrovascular outcomes between patients who underwent MDCT and those who did not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study in a prospective cohort of consecutive ischemic stroke patients...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872533/role-of-imaging-in-peritoneal-surface-malignancies
#19
Santosh Krishnamurthy, Raghav Balasubramaniam
Imaging plays a vital role in the evaluation of peritoneal malignancies. The presence of peritoneal metastases (PM) alters tumor staging, with direct implications in treatment choice and prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) as a combined modality treatment have led to prolonged survival and even cure in selected patients with PM. Better outcomes are seen in patients with limited disease spread. Therefore, early diagnosis of peritoneal tumor seeding is essential...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867581/the-diseases-of-airway-tracheal-diverticulum-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Muzaffer Elmali, Dilek Saglam, Cetin Celenk
Tracheal diverticulum (DV) is a type of paratracheal air cyst (PTAC) that is often asymptomatic and usually detected incidentally by imaging methods. Tracheal DV are divided into two subgroups: congenital and acquired. Dysphagia, odynophagia, neck pain, hoarseness, hemoptysis, choking, and recurrent episodes of hiccups and burping can also be seen in symptomatic patients. Thin-section multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is useful for diagnosis of tracheal diverticulum. The relationship between DV and tracheal lumen can be demonstrated by axial, coronal, and sagittal reformat multiplanar images...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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