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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210769/preprocedural-risk-assessment-prior-to-ppvi-with-cmr-and-cardiac-ct
#1
Ladonna Malone, Brian Fonseca, Thomas Fagan, Jane Gralla, Neil Wilson, Micheal DiMaria, Uyen Truong, Lorna P Browne
Percutaneous pulmonary valve intervention (PPVI) is a less invasive and less costly approach to pulmonary valve replacement compared with the surgical alternative. Potential complications of PPVI include coronary compression and pulmonary arterial injury/rupture. The purpose of this study was to characterize the morphological risk factors for PPVI complication with cardiac MRI and cardiac CTA. A retrospective review of 88 PPVI procedures was performed. 44 patients had preprocedural cardiac MRIs or CTAs available for review...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185172/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-angiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis
#2
REVIEW
A Roque, M N Pizzi, H Cuéllar-Calàbria, S Aguadé-Bruix
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the current imaging role of (18)F-fluordeoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) combined with cardiac CT angiography (CTA) in infective endocarditis and discusses the strengths and limitations of this technique. RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnosis of infective endocarditis affecting prosthetic valves and intracardiac devices is challenging because echocardiography and, therefore, the modified Duke criteria have well-recognized limitations in this clinical scenario...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126251/difference-of-coronary-stenosis-severity-between-systolic-and-diastolic-phases-in-quantitative-ct-angiography
#3
Hui Gu, Yang Gao, Haiping Wang, Zhennan Li, Liang Xu, Bo Xu, Ximing Wang, Bin Lu
BACKGROUND: To compare the difference of coronary diameter stenosis by quantitative analysis of CT angiography (QCT) in the systolic (QCT-S) and diastolic phase (QCT-D) of the cardiac cycle, with invasive catheter angiography (QCA) as reference standard. METHODS: A total of 109 patients (57.5 ± 10.6 years, 78.9% male) with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent both CT angiography and invasive catheter angiography were retrospectively included in this study...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111212/global-quantification-of-left-ventricular-myocardial-perfusion-at-dynamic-ct-imaging-prognostic-value
#4
Felix G Meinel, Julian L Wichmann, U Joseph Schoepf, Francesca Pugliese, Ullrich Ebersberger, Gladys G Lo, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Yining Wang, Christian Tesche, Sabrina Segreto, Wolfgang G Kunz, Kolja M Thierfelder, Fabian Bamberg, Carlo N De Cecco
BACKGROUND: There is no published data on the prognostic value of global myocardial perfusion values at stress dynamic CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CTMPI). METHODS: Data of 144 patients from 6 centers who had undergone coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) and CTMPI were assessed. Coronary CTA studies were acquired at rest; CTMPI was performed under vasodilator stress. Coronary CTA data were evaluated for coronary artery stenosis (≥50% luminal narrowing) on a per-vessel basis...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100426/ferumoxytol-mra-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-planning-with-renal-insufficiency
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Kimberly Kallianos, Travis S Henry, Yerem Yeghiazarians, Jeffrey Zimmet, Kendrick A Shunk, Elaine E Tseng, Vaikom Mahadevan, Michael D Hope
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the test of choice for pre-procedure imaging of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) candidates. The iodinated contrast required, however, increases the risk of renal dysfunction in patients with pre-existing renal failure. Ferumoxytol is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent that can be used with renal failure. Its long vascular resonance time allows gated MRA sequences that approach CTA in image quality. We present respiratory and cardiac gated MRA enabled by ferumoxytol that can be post-processed in an analogous fashion to CTA...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057636/ct-angiography-of-the-head-in-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#6
J Acharya, A G Rajamohan, M R Skalski, M Law, W Gibbs
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an artificial cardiopulmonary bypass technique used to support patients with severe pulmonary failure or both pulmonary and cardiac failure. The hemodynamic changes produced by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation affect the appearance of CTA of the head images, often confounding interpretation if the correct history and understanding of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are not known. This technical report describes the principles of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, techniques to optimize intracranial CTA imaging, and pitfalls...
January 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048867/mo-ab-bra-10-super-high-temporal-resolution-cardiac-ct-imaging-using-smart-recon
#7
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/28047154/su-f-t-405-development-of-a-rapid-cardiac-contouring-tool-using-landmark-driven-modeling
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027760/ct-angiography-for-planning-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-automated-tube-voltage-selection-image-quality-and-radiation-exposure
#9
Stefanie Mangold, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Taylor S Kuhlman, Akos Varga-Szemes, Damiano Caruso, Taylor M Duguay, Christian Tesche, Thomas J Vogl, Konstantin Nikolaou, Daniel H Steinberg, Julian L Wichmann
PURPOSE: To assess image quality and accuracy of CT angiography (CTA) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) planning performed with 3rd generation dual-source CT (DSCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated 125 patients who underwent TAVR-planning CTA on 3rd generation DSCT. A two-part protocol was performed including retrospectively ECG-gated coronary CTA (CCTA) and prospectively ECG-triggered aortoiliac CTA using 60mL of contrast medium. Automated tube voltage selection and advanced iterative reconstruction were applied...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027746/image-quality-of-ct-angiography-using-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-comparison-with-filtered-back-projection-and-hybrid-iterative-reconstruction
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Qianjun Jia, Jian Zhuang, Jun Jiang, Jiahua Li, Meiping Huang, Changhong Liang
PURPOSE: To compare the image quality, rate of coronary artery visualization and diagnostic accuracy of 256-slice multi-detector computed tomography angiography (CTA) with prospective electrocardiographic (ECG) triggering at a tube voltage of 80kVp between 3 reconstruction algorithms (filtered back projection (FBP), hybrid iterative reconstruction (iDose(4)) and iterative model reconstruction (IMR)) in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Fifty-one infants with CHD who underwent cardiac CTA in our institution between December 2014 and March 2015 were included...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010914/reconstructions-using-rif-in-motion-mapping-technique-have-substantially-less-arrhythmogenic-artifacts-in-dual-source-coronary-cta
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Sebastian Daniel Reinartz, Markus Winkler, Sascha B Diefenbach, Thomas Allmendinger, Tobias Penzkofer, Christiane K Kuhl, Andreas H Mahnken
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Particularly for patients with heart arrhythmias, conventional BestSystole (BS) and BestDiastole (BD) reconstruction techniques in computed tomography (CT) frequently show artifacts that hinder the readability of the coronary tree. To address this problem, this paper presents an alternative reconstruction method that combines the technique "reconstructions with identical filling" (RIF) with motion mapping: This new technique is called "RIF in motion mapping" (RIMM)...
December 20, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979575/the-right-atrium-and-tricuspid-annulus-are-cardinal-structures-in-tricuspid-regurgitation-with-or-without-pulmonary-hypertension
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Naohiko Nemoto, Jonathan G Schwartz, John R Lesser, Wesley D Pedersen, Paul Sorajja, Ross Garberich, Erin M Spinner, Robert S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Right heart structural abnormalities occur in both tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and pulmonary hypertension (PH). They may occur independently or together, but their joint effects on cardiac structure are incompletely described. This study examined the interactions of TR severity and PH on right heart structural changes. METHODS: The study evaluated 455 patients undergoing both echocardiography and CT angiography (CTA). Cases were divided into 3 groups by TR severity: trace (n=217), mild (n=174), and significant (moderate or severe, n=64)...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958693/ct-myocardial-perfusion-state-of-the-science
#13
Damiano Caruso, Domenico DE Santis, U Joseph Schoepf, Marta Zerunian, Marwen Eid, Akos Varga-Szemes, Christian Tesche, Taylor M Duguay, Andrea Laghi, Carlo N DE Cecco
Non-invasive cardiac imaging has rapidly evolved during the last decade due to advancements in CT technologies. Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) has been shown to reliably assess the coronary anatomy and has established itself as the non-invasive imaging technique with the highest sensitivity and specificity in the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). However, this technique has previously been limited to a pure anatomical assessment. CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CT-MPI) is an increasingly rediscovered CT technique able to provide functional assessment of the myocardium and, when combined with CTA, allows for a comprehensive assessment of the coronary arteries, all done within a single modality...
December 13, 2016: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903485/endovascular-repair-of-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-high-surgical-risk-patients-fenestrated-and-branched-endografts
#14
E Gallitto, M Gargiulo, A Freyrie, C Bianchini Massoni, R Pini, C Mascoli, G L Faggioli, S Ancetti, A Stella
AIM: To report early and mid-term results of endovascular repair of thoraco-abdominal aneurysms (TAAA) by using of Cook-Zenith fenestrated/branched endografts (FB-EVAR) in high-surgical risk patients unfit for open repair (OR). METHODS: Between January 2012 and April 2015, all the patients with TAAA, considered at high-surgical risk for OR and treated by Cook-Zenith FB-EVAR, were prospectively enrolled. Patients were studied using a thoraco-abdominal computer tomography angiography (CTA) and dedicated software for advanced vessels analysis...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895960/automatic-four-chamber-segmentation-using-level-set-method-and-split-energy-function
#15
Ho Chul Kang, Jeongjin Lee, Juneseuk Shin
OBJECTIVES: In this paper, we present an automatic method to segment four chambers by extracting a whole heart, separating the left and right sides of the heart, and spliting the atrium and ventricle regions from each heart in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) efficiently. METHODS: We smooth the images by applying filters to remove noise. Next, the volume of interest is detected by using k-means clustering. In this step, the whole heart is coarsely extracted, and it is used for seed volumes in the next step...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
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
#16
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/27872849/automated-segmentation-of-coronary-arteries-based-on-statistical-region-growing-and-heuristic-decision-method
#17
Yun Tian, Yutong Pan, Fuqing Duan, Shifeng Zhao, Qingjun Wang, Wei Wang
The segmentation of coronary arteries is a vital process that helps cardiovascular radiologists detect and quantify stenosis. In this paper, we propose a fully automated coronary artery segmentation from cardiac data volume. The method is built on a statistics region growing together with a heuristic decision. First, the heart region is extracted using a multi-atlas-based approach. Second, the vessel structures are enhanced via a 3D multiscale line filter. Next, seed points are detected automatically through a threshold preprocessing and a subsequent morphological operation...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858923/echocardiographic-diagnosis-of-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connections-experience-of-84-cases-from-1-medical-center
#18
Ziming Zhang, Li Zhang, Feng Xie, Bing Wang, Zhengxing Sun, Shuangshuang Kong, Xinfang Wang, Nianguo Dong, Guohua Wang, Qing Lv, Yuman Li, Ling Li, Mingxing Xie
We sought to evaluate the value of echocardiography in the diagnosis of different types of anomalous pulmonary venous connections (APVCs) and summarize the diagnostic experience. A total of 84 patients with APVC were confirmed by surgery (n = 82) or computerized tomography angiography (CTA) (n = 2) in the last 6 years (2008-2014) at the Wuhan Union Hospital. The total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) cases account for 60.7%, and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) cases account for 39...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858323/contrast-opacification-on-thoracic-ct-angiography-challenges-and-solutions
#19
REVIEW
Abhishek Chaturvedi, Daniel Oppenheimer, Prabhakar Rajiah, Katherine A Kaproth-Joslin, Apeksha Chaturvedi
Contrast flow and enhancement patterns seen on thoracic CT angiography (CTA) can often be challenging and may often reveal more than is immediately apparent. A non-diagnostic CTA following the initial contrast injection can be secondary to many causes; these include both extrinsic factors, such as injection technique/equipment failure (iv cannula, power injector), and intrinsic, patient-related factors. Contrast pressure and flow graphs often contain useful information regarding the etiology of a non-diagnostic scan...
February 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852480/use-of-computed-tomography-to-guide-mitral-interventions
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REVIEW
Vladimir Jelnin, Chad Kliger, Fabio Zucchetta, Carlos E Ruiz
With increasing utilization of cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and widespread adoption of fusion imaging technology allowing the merger of pre-procedural CTA with fluoroscopy, the ability of CTA to guide structural heart interventions has evolved significantly. It has opened new possibilities in mitral valve (MV) interventions with improved pre-procedural planning and intra-procedural guidance. Given the lack of fluoroscopic landmarks of the mitral apparatus and continued growth of native MV device technologies, the value of CTA will continue to develop...
January 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
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