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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081050/white-paper-of-the-society-of-computed-body-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-on-dual-energy-ct-part-3-vascular-cardiac-pulmonary-and-musculoskeletal-applications
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Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Lynne Steinbach, Daniel T Boll, W Dennis Foley, Ravi K Kaza, David N Bolus, Desiree E Morgan, Dushyant V Sahani, William P Shuman, Marilyn J Siegel, Terri J Vrtiska, Benjamin M Yeh, Lincoln L Berland
This is the third of a series of 4 white papers that represent Expert Consensus Documents developed by the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance through its Task Force on dual-energy computed tomography. This paper, part 3, describes computed tomography angiography and thoracic, cardiac, vascular, and musculoskeletal clinical applications. At the end of the discussion of each application category (vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal), we present our consensus opinions on the current clinical utility of the application and opportunities for further research...
January 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079767/primary-gastric-choriocarcinoma-presenting-as-a-pregnancy-of-unknown-location
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Alyssa Larish, Amanika Kumar, Sarah Kerr, Carrie Langstraat
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy of unknown location presents a diagnostic challenge, in rare occasions leading to the diagnosis of malignancy. We describe a case of β-hCG-secreting nongestational primary gastric choriocarcinoma presenting as a pregnancy of unknown location. CASE: A 37-year-old woman, gravida 4 para 3013, presented with several days of vaginal bleeding and rising β-hCG level without ultrasound localization of pregnancy. The diagnosis of pregnancy of unknown location was made and methotrexate administered at a β-hCG level of 7,779 milli-international units/mL...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074983/-role-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-coronary-anomalies
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Rienzi Díaz, Jorge Vega
BACKGROUND: Coronary anomalies are rare heart diseases that can cause sudden cardiac death, especially in young individuals. Coronary computed tomography angiography delivers a three-dimensional view of excellent quality with information of the origin, course and anatomic relationships of the anomalous vessel, allowing differentiation between benign and malignant variants, entities that require different management and treatment. AIM: To show that coronary computed tomography angiography is the non-invasive technique of choice for the evaluation of a coronary anomaly due to its high diagnostic accuracy...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073853/resuscitation-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-from-massive-pulmonary-embolism-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Yun Seok Kim, Wookjin Choi, Jaecheol Hwang
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be used as a rescue strategy in cases of prolonged cardiac arrest caused by massive pulmonary embolism. We present a case of a male patient who was in prolonged cardiac arrest following massive pulmonary embolism. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was initiated approximately 93 min after prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After resuscitation, bedside echocardiography and a chest computed tomography angiogram revealed a massive pulmonary embolism during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072574/motion-compensation-using-origin-ensembles-in-awake-small-animal-positron-emission-tomography
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John E Gillam, Georgios I Angelis, Andre Z Kyme, Steven R Meikle
In emission tomographic imaging, the stochastic origin ensembles algorithm provides unique information regarding the detected counts given the measured data. Precision in both voxel and region-wise parameters may be determined for a single data set based on the posterior distribution of the count density allowing uncertainty estimates to be allocated to quantitative measures. Uncertainty estimates are of particular importance in awake animal neurological and behavioral studies for which head motion, unique for each acquired data set, perturbs the measured data...
January 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070049/-common-factors-for-ischemic-cerebral-stroke-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-concomitant-carotid-and-coronary-artery-severe-stenosis
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Lei Huang, Feng Kuang, Zhonggui Shan, Yiquan Lai, Hongwei Guo
To analyze two common factors for perioperative ischemic stroke in patients with concomitant carotid and coronary artery severe stenosis and to improve the therapeutic effect.
 Methods: A total of 44 patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease combined with carotid stenosis, who admitted to the Department of Cardiac Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from 2008 to 2014, were enrolled in this study. Among them, 32 cases were male, 12 cases was female. All patients received coronary artery bypass grafting after treatment of neck diseases...
December 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069008/accuracy-of-echocardiographic-area-length-method-in-chronic-myocardial-infarction-comparison-with-cardiac-ct-in-pigs
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Haitham Ballo, Miikka Tarkia, Matti Haavisto, Christoffer Stark, Marjatta Strandberg, Tommi Vähäsilta, Virva Saunavaara, Tuula Tolvanen, Mika Teräs, Ville-Veikko Hynninen, Timo Savunen, Anne Roivainen, Juhani Knuuti, Antti Saraste
BACKGROUND: We evaluated echocardiographic area-length methods to measure left ventricle (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) in parasternal short axis views in comparison with cardiac computed tomography (CT) in pigs with chronic myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Male farm pigs with surgical occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (n = 9) or sham operation (n = 5) had transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac-CT 3 months after surgery...
January 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065447/percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-followed-by-single-antiplatelet-therapy-short-and-mid-term-outcomes
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Zakaria Jalal, Marie-Lou Dinet, Nicolas Combes, Xavier Pillois, Pauline Renou, Igor Sibon, Xavier Iriart, Jean-Benoît Thambo
BACKGROUND: After left atrial appendage closure (LAAC), various antithrombotic protocols have been suggested, but the optimal post-procedural antithrombotic strategy is still under debate. AIMS: To investigate the efficacy and safety of LAAC with an AMPLATZER™ Cardiac Plug (ACP) device (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) followed by single antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: Consecutive patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and a contraindication for oral anticoagulants who underwent LAAC with an ACP device between 2012 and 2014 in two French centres were included...
January 3, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063720/a-case-of-cardiac-arrest-that-occurred-on-a-high-mountain-in-which-a-favorable-outcome-was-obtained
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Youichi Yanagawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Kouhei Ishikawa, Yumi Kando, Mutsumu Fukata, Hiromichi Ohsaka
A 36-year-old man started to climb Mount Fuji (3776m above sea level: ASL), from the Gotemba new fifth station (2400m ASL). He had no significant medical history, and this was his first attempt to climb such a high mountain. He began feeling chest discomfort but continued to climb. When he reached the ninth station of the mountain (3600mASL), he lost consciousness. One individual immediately provided basic life support using an automated external defibrillator (AED) that was located in the station. After electroshocks, he regained consciousness...
October 24, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058741/noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-the-role-of-advanced-multimodality-imaging-techniques-in-diagnosis-and-assessment
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REVIEW
Lakshmi H Chebrolu, Anjlee M Mehta, Navin C Nanda
Noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is a unique cardiomyopathy with a diverse array of genotypic and phenotypic manifestations. Its hallmark morphology consists of a bilayered myocardium with a compact epicardial layer and prominent trabeculations that comprise the noncompacted endocardial layer. The controversial diagnostic criteria for NCCM have been frequently discussed in the literature. This review touches on those diagnostic criteria, delves further into the evolving use of advanced imaging techniques within the major imaging modalities (echocardiography, computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging), and proposes an alternative algorithm incorporating these techniques for aiding with the diagnosis of NCCM...
January 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058140/predictive-value-of-brain-arrest-neurological-outcome-scale-branos-on-mortality-and-morbidity-after-cardiac-arrest
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Cengiz Şahutoğlu, Mehmet Uyar, Kubilay Demirağ, Hasan İsayev, Ali Reşat Moral
OBJECTIVE: There are several prediction scales and parameters for prognosis after a cardiac arrest. One of these scales is the brain arrest neurological outcome scale (BrANOS), which consists of duration of cardiac arrest, Glasgow Coma Scale score and Hounsfield unit measured on cranial computed tomography (CT) scan. The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of BrANOS on predicting the mortality and disability after a cardiac arrest. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated cardiac arrest patients who were hospitalized in our intensive care unit (ICU) within a 3-year period...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056871/lung-adenocarcinoma-expressing-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-with-primary-systemic-al-amyloidosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Shouichi Okamoto, Shinsaku Togo, Ichiro Nagata, Kazue Shimizu, Yoshika Koinuma, Yukiko Namba, Jun Ito, Toshimasa Uekusa, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE), a receptor for amyloids, is constitutively expressed in lungs and generally observed to be downregulated in lung cancer tissues. However, increasing levels of RAGE or serum amyloids is associated with poor outcome in lung cancer patients. We report a rare case of primary systemic amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis in biopsy-proven multiple organs with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that displayed strong staining for RAGE in the tumour tissue...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050865/creation-and-characterization-of-normal-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-databases-using-the-iq%C3%A2-spect-system
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Koichi Okuda, Kenichi Nakajima, Shinro Matsuo, Chisato Kondo, Masayoshi Sarai, Yoriko Horiguchi, Takahiro Konishi, Masahisa Onoguchi, Takeshi Shimizu, Seigo Kinuya
BACKGROUND: Image acquisition by short-time single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT) has been made feasible by IQ·SPECT. The aim of this study was to generate normal databases (NDBs) of thallium-201 ((201)Tl) myocardial perfusion imaging for IQ·SPECT, and characterize myocardial perfusion distribution. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively enrolled 159 patients with a low likelihood of cardiac diseases from four hospitals in Japan. All patients underwent short-time (201)Tl myocardial perfusion IQ·SPECT with or without attenuation and scatter correction (ACSC) in either supine or prone position...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050751/clinical-utility-of-18-f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-scan-vs-99m-tc-hmpao-white-blood-cell-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-extra-cardiac-work-up-of-infective-endocarditis
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Trine K Lauridsen, Kasper K Iversen, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Philip Hasbak, Annika Loft, Anne K Berthelsen, Anders Dahl, Danijela Dejanovic, Elisabeth Albrecht-Beste, Jann Mortensen, Andreas Kjær, Henning Bundgaard, Niels Eske Bruun
The extra-cardiac work-up in infective endocarditis (IE) comprises a search for primary and secondary infective foci. Whether (18)FDG-PET/CT or WBC-SPECT/CT is superior in detection of clinically relevant extra-cardiac manifestations in IE is unexplored. The objectives of this study were to identify the numbers of positive findings detected by each imaging modality, to evaluate the clinical relevance of these findings and to define the reproducibility for extra-cardiac foci in patients with definite IE. Each modality was evaluated for numbers and location of positive extra-cardiac foci in patients with definite IE...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049537/imperforated-cor-triatriatum-dexter-in-a-dog-with-concurrent-caudal-vena-cava-wall-mineralization
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Tetyda Paulina Dobak, Gregory Starrak, Kathleen Linn, Elisabeth Christine Roberston Snead
BACKGROUND: Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation with various manifestations and has been sporadically described in dogs. Clinically the dogs present with nonspecific signs of right heart failure or Budd-Chiari-like syndrome. Other associated concurrent cardiovascular anomalies are commonly reported. Diagnosis and full characterization of this complex malformation requires careful investigation and often a multimodal imaging approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 10-week-old, male intact, Golden Retriever was presented with clinical signs of stunted growth, anorexia, and progressive ascites...
January 3, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047965/tu-h-campus-jep2-05-can-automatic-delineation-of-cardiac-substructures-on-noncontrast-ct-be-used-for-cardiac-toxicity-analysis
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Y Luo, Z Liao, W Jiang, D Gomez, R Williamson, L Court, J Yang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of using an automatic segmentation tool to delineate cardiac substructures from computed tomography (CT) images for cardiac toxicity analysis for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after radiotherapy. METHODS: A multi-atlas segmentation tool developed in-house was used to delineate eleven cardiac substructures including the whole heart, four heart chambers, and six greater vessels automatically from the averaged 4DCT planning images for 49 NSCLC patients...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047300/tu-d-209-05-automatic-calculation-of-organ-and-effective-dose-for-cbct-and-interventional-fluoroscopic-procedures
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Z Xiong, S Vijayan, A Oines, S Rudin, D Bednarek
PURPOSE: To compare PCXMC and EGSnrc calculated organ and effective radiation doses from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and interventional fluoroscopically-guided procedures using automatic exposure-event grouping. METHODS: For CBCT, we used PCXMC20Rotation.exe to automatically calculate the doses and compared the results to those calculated using EGSnrc with the Zubal patient phantom. For interventional procedures, we use the dose tracking system (DTS) which we previously developed to produce a log file of all geometry and exposure parameters for every x-ray pulse during a procedure, and the data in the log file is input into PCXMC and EGSnrc for dose calculation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047247/tu-h-207a-09-an-automated-technique-for-estimating-patient-specific-regional-imparted-energy-and-dose-from-tcm-ct-exams-across-13-protocols
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J Sanders, X Tian, P Segars, J Boone, E Samei
PURPOSE: To develop an automated technique for estimating patient-specific regional imparted energy and dose from tube current modulated (TCM) computed tomography (CT) exams across a diverse set of head and body protocols. METHODS: A library of 58 adult computational anthropomorphic extended cardiac-torso (XCAT) phantoms were used to model a patient population. A validated Monte Carlo program was used to simulate TCM CT exams on the entire library of phantoms for three head and 10 body protocols...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047187/tu-h-campus-iep2-03-development-of-3d-printed-coronary-phantoms-for-in-vitro-ct-ffr-validation-using-data-from-320-detector-row-coronary-ct-angiography
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C Ionita, E Angel, D Mitsouras, S Rudin, D Bednarek, S Zaid, M Wilson, F Rybicki
PURPOSE: To validate Computed Tomography Fractional Flow Reserve (CT-FFR) measurements with accurate 3D printed coronary phantoms. METHODS: DICOM data from four phases in two patients imaged with a standard 320 × 0.5mm coronary CT acquisition (70-80% cardiac cycle) underwent semi-automated segmentation using a research workstation. Both patients had a >50% stenosis from the clinical image interpretation. Each volume was saved as a Stereo Lithographic (STL) file with 250 micron resolution...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047154/su-f-t-405-development-of-a-rapid-cardiac-contouring-tool-using-landmark-driven-modeling
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C Pelletier, E Mosher, C Lee, C Lee, J Jung
PURPOSE: This study aims to develop a tool to rapidly delineate cardiac substructures for use in dosimetry for large-scale clinical trial or epidemiological investigations. The goal is to produce a system that can semi-automatically delineate nine cardiac structures to a reasonable accuracy within a couple of minutes. METHODS: The cardiac contouring tool employs a Most Similar Atlas method, where a selection criterion is used to pre-select the most similar model to the patient from a library of pre-defined atlases...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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