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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925466/a-prospective-evaluation-of-contrast-and-radiation-dose-and-image-quality-in-cardiac-ct-in-children-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-using-low-concentration-iodinated-contrast-agent-and-low-tube-voltage-and-current
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Qiao-Ru Hou, Wei Gao, Yu Min Zhong, Ai Min Sun, Qian Wang, Hai Sheng Qiu, Fang Wang, Jian Ying Li, Liwei Hu
OBJECTIVE: To assess image quality, contrast dose and radiation dose in cardiac CT in children with congenital heart disease using low-concentration iodinated contrast agent and low tube voltage and current in comparison with standard-dose protocol. METHODS: 110 patients with congenital heart disease were randomized to one of the two scan protocols: Group A (n=45) with 120mA tube current and contrast agent of 270mgI/ml in concentration (Visipaque, GE Healthcare), and Group B (n=65) with the conventional 160mA and 370mgI/mL concentration contrast (Iopamiro, Bracco)...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922334/ionizing-radiation-impairs-endogenous-regeneration-of-infarcted-heart-an-in-vivo-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-99m-tc-tetrofosmin-spect-ct-study-in-mice
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Lan Luo, Kodai Nishi, Yoshishige Urata, Chen Yan, Al Shaimaa Hasan, Shinji Goto, Takashi Kudo, Zhao-Lan Li, Tao-Sheng Li
Epidemiological studies have suggested that ionizing radiation increases cardiovascular disease risk, but the relevant mechanism is poorly understood. We recently demonstrated that adult mice exposed to whole-body irradiation with 3 Gy gamma rays significantly decreases the number and quality of cardiac stem cells. To further determine if radiation impairs myocardial regenerative potency, a myocardial infarction model was established in adult C57BL/6 mice by ligating the left anterior descending artery approximately 6 h after sham- or whole-body gamma irradiation (0 or 3 Gy)...
December 6, 2016: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919338/effects-of-ionizing-radiation-on-the-heart
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Marjan Boerma, Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, Xiao-Wen Mao, Gregory A Nelson, Amrita K Cheema, Igor Koturbash, Sharda P Singh, Alan J Tackett, Martin Hauer-Jensen
This article provides an overview of studies addressing effects of ionizing radiation on the heart. Clinical studies have identified early and late manifestations of radiation-induced heart disease, a side effect of radiation therapy to tumors in the chest when all or part of the heart is situated in the radiation field. Studies in preclinical animal models have contributed to our understanding of the mechanisms by which radiation may injure the heart. More recent observations in human subjects suggest that ionizing radiation may have cardiovascular effects at lower doses than was previously thought...
October 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908971/13n-ammonia-pet-ct-detection-of-myocardial-perfusion-abnormalities-in-beagle-dogs-after-local-heart-irradiation
#4
Jianbo Song, Rui Yan, Zhifang Wu, Jianguo Li, Min Yan, Xinzhong Hao, Jianzhong Liu, Sijin Li
: To determine the potential value of (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for detection of myocardial perfusion changes at early stage induced by radiation damage. METHODS: Thirty-six Beagle dogs were randomly divided into the control (n = 18) or the irradiation groups (n = 18). The irradiation group underwent local irradiation to the left ventricular anterior cardiac wall with a single dose of 20 Gy, whereas the control group received sham irradiation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908178/a-probability-based-multi-cycle-sorting-method-for-4d-mri-a-simulation-study
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Xiao Liang, Fang-Fang Yin, Yilin Liu, Jing Cai
PURPOSE: To develop a novel probability-based sorting method capable of generating multiple breathing cycles of 4D-MRI images and to evaluate performance of this new method by comparing with conventional phase-based methods in terms of image quality and tumor motion measurement. METHODS: Based on previous findings that breathing motion probability density function (PDF) of a single breathing cycle is dramatically different from true stabilized PDF that resulted from many breathing cycles, it is expected that a probability-based sorting method capable of generating multiple breathing cycles of 4D images may capture breathing variation information missing from conventional single-cycle sorting methods...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906782/predicting-heart-dose-in-breast-cancer-patients-who-received-3d-conformal-radiation-therapy
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Daniel Wollschläger, Heiko Karle, Marcus Stockinger, Detlef Bartkowiak, Sandra Bührdel, Hiltrud Merzenich, Thomas Wiegel, Heinz Schmidberger, Maria Blettner
Cardiac late effects are a major health concern for long-term survivors after radiotherapy for breast cancer. Large cohort studies to better understand the exact dose-response relationship require individual estimates of radiation dose to the heart. To predict individual cardiac dose from information that is typically available for all members of a retrospective epidemiological cohort study, 774 female breast cancer patients treated with megavoltage tangential field radiotherapy in 1998-2008 were examined. All dose distributions were calculated using Eclipse with the anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) for photon fields and the electron Monte Carlo algorithm for electron boost fields...
January 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900641/cardiovascular-pet-mr-we-need-evidence-not-hype
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EDITORIAL
Afshin Farzaneh-Far, Raymond Y Kwong
Recent introduction of hybrid positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) scanners has created excitement regarding potential applications in cardiovascular medicine. This has led to a number of optimistic assessments of its potential value in the nuclear cardiology literature, although most published data are still at the feasibility or pre-clinical level. Such excitement is understandable and provides "fuel" for generation of the necessary clinical validation studies, which will be required. Given the current scrutiny from payers and government agencies to reduce the costs of cardiac imaging, the responsibility for showing additive benefit lies on the shoulders of those advocating for new, more expensive technologies...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894902/the-feasibility-of-forward-projected-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-solution-first-for-coronary-320-row-computed-tomography-angiography-a-pilot-study
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Eriko Maeda, Nobuo Tomizawa, Shigeaki Kanno, Koichiro Yasaka, Takatoshi Kubo, Kenji Ino, Rumiko Torigoe, Kuni Ohtomo
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess and compare the influence of Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST), a recently introduced full iterative reconstruction method, on radiation doses and image quality with that of Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR) 3D for 320-row cardiac computed tomography (CT). METHODS: A total of 184 patients subjected to single-beat reconstruction cardiac CT were retrospectively included. The first 89 patients received standard radiation doses; their data were reconstructed using AIDR 3D, whereas the last 95 patients received in average 20% reduction in tube current; their data were reconstructed using FIRST...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894070/the-strategy-study-stress-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-versus-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography-for-the-management-of-symptomatic-revascularized-patients-resources-and-outcomes-impact
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Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Andrea I Guaricci, Cristina Rota, Marco Guglielmo, Saima Mushtaq, Andrea Baggiano, Virginia Beltrama, Laura Fusini, Anna Solbiati, Chiara Segurini, Edoardo Conte, Paola Gripari, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Maria Petulla', Federico Lombardi, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography coronary angiography (cTCA) and stress cardiac magnetic resonance (stress-CMR) are suitable tools for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients with previous history of revascularization. However, performance appraisal of noninvasive tests must take in account the consequent diagnostic testing, invasive procedures, clinical outcomes, radiation exposure, and cumulative costs rather than their diagnostic accuracy only. We aimed to compare an anatomic (cTCA) versus a functional (stress-CMR) strategy in symptomatic patients with previous myocardial revascularization procedures...
October 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891443/a-randomized-prospective-study-of-concurrent-chemo-radiotherapy-vs-accelerated-hyperfractionation-in-advanced-cancer-of-head-and-neck
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Himanshu Mishra, Ritusha Mishra, Uday Prataap Shahi, Abhijit Mandal
INTRODUCTION: Locally advanced unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck has poor locoregional control when treated with conventionally fractionated Radiation Therapy (RT) alone. However, Concurrent Chemo-Radiotherapy (CRT) and altered fractionated RT schedules like Accelerated Hyperfractionation (AHF) are two different treatment strategies that have shown to be associated with better efficacy as compared to conventional RT alone in such cases. AIM: Aim of the study was to compare these two treatment strategies i...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889349/acquired-aseptic-intracardiac-shunts-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve%C3%A2-replacement-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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Paol Rojas, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Carlos Cortés, Javier Castrodeza, Javier Tobar, Rishi Puri, Teresa Sevilla, Silvio Vera, Luis H Varela-Falcón, Jose Luis Zunzunegui, Itziar Gómez, Josep Rodés-Cabau, José A San Román
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the incidence, mechanisms, features, and management of aseptic intracardiac shunts (AICS). BACKGROUND: AICS following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are an uncommon and barely described complication. METHODS: A systematic review was performed of all published cases of AICS following TAVR, and the incidence, predictors, main features, management, and related outcomes were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888758/left-atrium-and-pulmonary-vein-imaging-using-sub-millisiviert-cardiac-computed-tomography-impact-on-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-cumulative-radiation-exposure-and-outcome-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Gianluca Pontone, Daniele Andreini, Maria Petulla, Andrea Annoni, Andrea I Guaricci, Ester Innocenti, Eleonora Russo, Marco Guglielmo, Saima Mushtaq, Andrea Baggiano, Virginia Beltrama, Laura Fusini, Chiara Segurini, Edoardo Conte, Alberto Formenti, Gaetano Fassini, Stefania Riva, Claudio Tondo, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
BACKGROUND: The outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has improved thanks to left atrium (LA) anatomy reconstruction by cardiac computed tomography (CCT). A new model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm (MBIR) provides image noise reduction achieving effective radiation dose (ED) close to chest X-ray exposure. Aim of this study was comparing RFCA procedural characteristics, AF recurrence and radiation exposure between patients in whom RFCA was guided by CCT image integration with MBIR versus a CCT standard protocol...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888578/clinical-evaluation-of-a-radio-protective-cream-for-the-hands-of-the-pediatric-interventional-cardiologist
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Saradha Subramanian, B Rush Waller, Natasha Winders, Lindsey E Bird, Vijaykumar Agrawal, David Zurakowski, Andrew Kuhls-Gilcrist, Ashok Khandkar, Shyam K Sathanandam
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of UltraBLOX™ radiation attenuating hand cream during lengthy cardiac catheterization procedures in children. BACKGROUND: The hands of interventional cardiologists receive high doses of radiation due to their proximity to the X-ray beam. Radiation attenuating gloves have about a 26% attenuation rate, but reduce dexterity and tactile sensation. The UltraBLOX™ cream is a new FDA-approved X-ray attenuating cream that can be applied to the operator's hands for radio-protection...
November 26, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886933/the-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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REVIEW
Francisco Leyva
Randomized, controlled trials have shown that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is beneficial in patients with heart failure, impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic function, and a wide QRS complex. Other studies have shown that targeting the LV pacing site can also improve patient outcomes. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a radiation-free imaging modality that provides unparalleled spatial resolution. In addition, emerging data suggest that targeted LV lead deployment over viable myocardium improves the outcome of patients undergoing CRT...
January 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885414/clinical-implementation-of-an-emergency-department-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-protocol-for-triage-of-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Brian B Ghoshhajra, Richard A P Takx, Pedro V Staziaki, Harshna Vadvala, Phillip Kim, Tomas G Neilan, Nandini M Meyersohn, Daniel Bittner, Sumbal A Janjua, Thomas Mayrhofer, Jeffrey L Greenwald, Quyhn A Truong, Suhny Abbara, David F M Brown, James L Januzzi, Sanjeev Francis, John T Nagurney, Udo Hoffmann
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficiency and safety of emergency department (ED) coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) during a 3-year clinical experience. METHODS: Single-center registry of coronary CTA in consecutive ED patients with suspicion of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The primary outcome was efficiency of coronary CTA defined as the length of hospitalization. Secondary endpoints of safety were defined as the rate of downstream testing, normalcy rates of invasive coronary angiography (ICA), absence of missed ACS, and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during follow-up, and index radiation exposure...
November 24, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869081/long-term-update-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-0319-a-phase-1-and-2%C3%A2-trial-to-evaluate-3-dimensional-conformal-radiation-therapy-confined-to-the-region-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-lumpectomy-cavity-for-stage-i-and-ii-breast%C3%A2-carcinoma
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Rachel Rabinovitch, Jennifer Moughan, Frank Vicini, Helen Pass, John Wong, Susan Chafe, Ivy Petersen, Douglas W Arthur, Julia White
PURPOSE: NRG Oncology RTOG 0319 was the first cooperative group trial in the United States to evaluate 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). This report updates secondary endpoints of toxicity and efficacy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with stage I or II invasive breast cancer (tumor size ≤3 cm, ≤3 positive lymph nodes, negative margins) were eligible for 3D-CRT APBI: 38.5 Gy in 10 twice-daily fractions...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867461/transesophageal-echocardiography-and-radiation-induced-damages
#17
Marzia Cottini, Vincenzo Polizzi, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Vitaliano Buffa, Francesco Musumeci
The long-term sequelae of mantle therapy include, especially lung and cardiac disease but also involve the vessels and the organs in the neck and thorax (such as thyroid, aorta, and esophagus). We presented the case of 66-year-old female admitted for congestive heart failure in radiation-induced heart disease. The patient had undergone to massive radiotherapy 42 years ago for Hodgkin's disease (type 1A). Transesophageal echocardiography was performed unsuccessfully with difficulty because of the rigidity and impedance of esophageal walls...
July 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865183/feasibility-of-low-radiation-dose-retrospectively-gated-cardiac-ct-for-functional-analysis-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Daniel W Groves, Laura J Olivieri, Sujata M Shanbhag, Kathie C Bronson, Jeannie H Yu, Evan A Nelson, Shirley F Rollison, Michael S Stagliano, Anitha S John, Karen Kuehl, Marcus Y Chen
BACKGROUND: The use of cardiac computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of adult congenital heart disease patients is limited due to concerns of high radiation doses. The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess whether low radiation dose cardiac CT is feasible to evaluate ventricular systolic function in adults with congenital heart disease. METHODS: The study group included 30 consecutive patients with significant congenital heart disease who underwent a total of 35 ECG-gated cardiac CT scans utilizing a 320-detector row CT scanner...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863695/analysis-of-a-low-dose-protocol-to-reduce-patient-radiation-exposure-during-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Davide Maccagni, Cosmo Godino, Azeem Latib, Lorenzo Azzalini, Vittorio Pazzanese, Alaide Chieffo, Alberto Margonato, Antonio Colombo
The cardiac catheterization laboratory is an important source of radiation for patients and operators and it is good practice to limit exposure as much as possible. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of a radiological low dose protocol (LDP) in terms of reduction in patient radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). From November 2014 to October 2015, 906 consecutive patients who underwent PCI were evaluated. Of these, 571 patients (63%) were treated with the standard dose protocol (SDP) of 15 frames per second for cine acquisition and standard settings for fluoroscopy, and 335 patients (37%) with the LDP of 7...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861400/cardiac-helical-ct-involving-a-low-radiation-dose-protocol-with-a-100-kvp-setting-usefulness-of-hybrid-iterative-reconstruction-and-display-preset-optimization
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Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Koichi Yokoyama, Masafumi Kidoh, Yasuyuki Yamashita
To compare the radiation dose and image quality of retrospective electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated cardiac computed tomography (CT) between a 100-kVp protocol, hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR), and display preset optimization and the 120-kVp protocol.We prospectively enrolled 100 patients with tachycardia or atrial fibrillation scanned retrospective ECG-gated cardiac CT. We randomly assigned 50 patients to the 120-kVp protocol and 50 patients to the 100-kVp protocol. We compared effective doses (EDs) between the two protocols...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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