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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222954/evaluation-of-motion-artifact-metrics-for-coronary-ct-angiography
#1
Hongfeng Ma, Eric Gros, Aniko Szabo, Scott G Baginski, Zachary R Laste, Naveen M Kulkarni, Darin Okerlund, Taly G Schmidt
PURPOSE: This study quantified the performance of coronary artery motion artifact metrics relative to human observer ratings. Motion artifact metrics have been used as part of motion correction and best-phase selection algorithms for Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA). However, the lack of ground truth makes it difficult to validate how well the metrics quantify the level of motion artifact. This study investigated five motion artifact metrics, including two novel metrics, using a dynamic phantom, clinical CCTA images, and an observer study that provided ground truth motion artifact scores from a series of pairwise comparisons...
December 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222675/accuracy-of-computed-tomography-for-selecting-the-revascularization-method-based-on-syntax-score-ii
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Si Eun Lee, Kyunghwa Han, Jin Hur, Young Jin Kim, Hye-Jeong Lee, Yoo Jin Hong, Dong Jin Im, Byoung Wook Choi
OBJECTIVES: The application of SYNTAX score II based on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) for selecting further treatment options has not been studied. This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic performance of CCTA combined with SYNTAX score II for selecting the revascularization method compared with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) based on 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) guidelines. METHODS: From January-May 2011, 160 patients who underwent both CCTA and ICA within 30 interval days were included...
December 8, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216483/additional-prognostic-value-of-brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-to-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
#3
In-Chang Hwang, Kwang Nam Jin, Hack-Lyoung Kim, You-Nui Kim, Moon-Sun Im, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Sang-Hyun Kim, Joo-Hee Zo, Myung-A Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increased arterial stiffness is associated with a higher risk of future cardiovascular events. We aimed to investigate whether information about arterial stiffness provides additional prognostic value to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) findings. METHODS: A total of 523 consecutive patients (mean age, 58.0 ± 10.3 years; male, 60.6%) with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), who underwent CCTA and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) measurement within a month, were retrospectively analyzed...
December 1, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216309/coronary-to-pulmonary-artery-fistula-in-adults-evaluation-with-thallium-201-myocardial-perfusion-spect
#4
Seul Ki Lee, Jung Im Jung, Joo Hyun O, Hwan Wook Kim, Ho Joong Youn
OBJECTIVES: With the increasing use of multi-detector CT, the number of detected cases with coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistula (CPAF) has increased. Several previous studies reported severe cases of angina, but no appropriate tests to evaluate myocardial perfusion for patients with CPAF have been established. We evaluated the hemodynamic characteristics of CPAF using thallium-201 (Tl-201) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tl-201 SPECT was performed in 17 patients with CPAF, but without evidence of coronary artery disease on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) (age, 58...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198733/virtual-medicine-utilization-of-the-advanced-cardiac-imaging-patient-avatar-for-procedural-planning-and-facilitation
#5
REVIEW
Jerold S Shinbane, Leslie A Saxon
Advances in imaging technology have led to a paradigm shift from planning of cardiovascular procedures and surgeries requiring the actual patient in a "brick and mortar" hospital to utilization of the digitalized patient in the virtual hospital. Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) digitalized 3-D patient representation of individual patient anatomy and physiology serves as an avatar allowing for virtual delineation of the most optimal approaches to cardiovascular procedures and surgeries prior to actual hospitalization...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197253/deep-learning-analysis-of-the-myocardium-in-coronary-ct-angiography-for-identification-of-patients-with-functionally-significant-coronary-artery-stenosis
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Majd Zreik, Nikolas Lessmann, Robbert W van Hamersvelt, Jelmer M Wolterink, Michiel Voskuil, Max A Viergever, Tim Leiner, Ivana Išgum
In patients with coronary artery stenoses of intermediate severity, the functional significance needs to be determined. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement, performed during invasive coronary angiography (ICA), is most often used in clinical practice. To reduce the number of ICA procedures, we present a method for automatic identification of patients with functionally significant coronary artery stenoses, employing deep learning analysis of the left ventricle (LV) myocardium in rest coronary CT angiography (CCTA)...
November 26, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193860/higher-coronary-plaque-burden-in-psoriatic-arthritis-is-independent-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-associated-with-underlying-disease-severity
#7
Agnes Szentpetery, Gerard M Healy, Darragh Brady, Muhammad Haroon, Phil Gallagher, Ciaran E Redmond, Hannah Fleming, John Duignan, Jonathan D Dodd, Oliver FitzGerald
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of metabolic syndrome (Metsy) and psoriatic disease-related variables on coronary plaque burden in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. METHODS: 50 PsA patients without symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD) (25 with Metsy and 25 without (NMetsy)) and 50 age and sex-matched controls underwent 64-slice coronary CT angiography (CCTA). Plaque localisation, segment involvement score (SIS), stenosis severity score (SSS) and total plaque volume (TPV) were calculated...
November 28, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184766/an-investigation-of-correlation-between-left-coronary-bifurcation-angle-and-hemodynamic-changes-in-coronary-stenosis-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-derived-computational-fluid-dynamics
#8
Zhonghua Sun, Thanapong Chaichana
Background: To investigate the correlation between left coronary bifurcation angle and coronary stenosis as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)-generated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis when compared to the CCTA analysis of coronary lumen stenosis and plaque lesion length with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) as the reference method. Methods: Thirty patients (22 males, mean age: 59±6.9 years) with calcified plaques at the left coronary artery were included in the study with all patients undergoing CCTA and ICA examinations...
October 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181989/fourth-update-on-ct-angiography-of-coronary-stents-in%C3%A2-vitro-evaluation-of-24-novel-stent-types
#9
Tilman Hickethier, Justus Wenning, Jonas Doerner, David Maintz, Guido Michels, Alexander C Bunck
Background Non-invasive evaluation of coronary stent patency by coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) remains challenging. Multiple studies showed that CT technology but also individual stent design strongly influence the assessability of coronary stents by cCTA. Purpose To expand the available data on cCTA characteristics of coronary stents by 24 novel types to help interpreting examinations of patients after stent placement and selecting which stents are suitable for assessment by cCTA. Material and Methods Twenty-four novel coronary stents (17 cobalt-chromium, six stainless-steel, one platinum-chromium) were examined in a coronary phantom...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181587/diagnostic-accuracy-of-low-and-high-tube-voltage-coronary-ct-angiography-using-an-x-ray-tube-potential-tailored-contrast-medium-injection-protocol
#10
Moritz H Albrecht, John W Nance, U Joseph Schoepf, Brian E Jacobs, Richard R Bayer, Sheldon E Litwin, Michael A Reynolds, Katharina Otani, Stefanie Mangold, Akos Varga-Szemes, Domenico De Santis, Marwen Eid, Georg Apfaltrer, Christian Tesche, Markus Goeller, Thomas J Vogl, Carlo N De Cecco
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic accuracy between low-kilovolt peak (kVp) (≤ 100) and high-kVp (> 100) third-generation dual-source coronary CT angiography (CCTA) using a kVp-tailored contrast media injection protocol. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients (mean age = 62.6 years, BMI = 29.0 kg/m2) who underwent catheter angiography and CCTA with automated kVp selection were separated into two cohorts (each n = 60, mean kVp = 84 and 117). Contrast media dose was tailored to the kVp level: 70 = 40 ml, 80 = 50 ml, 90 = 60 ml, 100 = 70 ml, 110 = 80 ml, and 120 = 90 ml...
November 27, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181046/role-of-dual-source-multidetector-row-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-congenital-heart-disease-patients
#11
Narumol Chaosuwannakit
Introduction: Primary evaluation of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) traditionally relies on echocardiography and conventional cardiac angiography (CCA), both of which have potential limitations. Aim: To test the hypothesis that cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is useful in the diagnosis and management of these patients. Material and methods: The 3-year observational, analytical, retrospective, cohort study included a total of 111 tomographic studies of patients with congenital heart disease...
September 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167036/inverse-association-between-hyperthymic-affective-temperament-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-a-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-study
#12
János Nemcsik, Milán Vecsey-Nagy, Bálint Szilveszter, Márton Kolossváry, Júlia Karády, Andrea László, Beáta Kőrösi, Zsófia Nemcsik-Bencze, Xénia Gonda, Béla Merkely, Zoltán Rihmer, Pál Maurovich-Horvat
OBJECTIVE: A bidirectional relationship exists between psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular diseases, however less is known with regards to personality traits. Accumulating data suggest that affective temperaments are both associated with psychiatric and somatic diseases. The aim of our study was to evaluate the associations between different affective temperaments and the presence of coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS: 200 consecutive patients referred to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) due to suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) were included in our study...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164383/image-quality-and-radiation-dose-of-coronary-ct-angiography-performed-with-whole-heart-coverage-ct-scanner-with-intra-cycle-motion-correction-algorithm-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Saima Mushtaq, Maria Elisabetta Mancini, Edoardo Conte, Marco Guglielmo, Valentina Volpato, Andrea Annoni, Andrea Baggiano, Alberto Formenti, Valentina Ditali, Marco Perchinunno, Cesare Fiorentini, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate image quality, coronary evaluability and radiation exposure of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) performed with whole-heart coverage cardiac-CT in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 164 patients with AF who underwent a clinically indicated CCTA with a 16-cm z-axis coverage scanner. In all patients CCTA was performed using prospective ECG-triggering with targeted RR interval. We evaluated image quality, coronary evaluability and effective dose (ED)...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151547/-the-effect-of-reconstruction-method-on-the-ability-to-analyze-of-ffr-using-ct
#14
Hidekazu Inage, Yosuke Kogure, Kanako Kumamaru, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Kazuhisa Takamura, Yuko Kawaguchi, Htun Han Ni, Haruyoshi Hoshito
BACKGROUND: Invasive-fractional flow reserve (FFR) is the reference standard to evaluate functional ischemia of coronary arteries, and is used to decide if percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is necessary. Recently, computed tomography-derived FFR (CT-FFR) is emerged as an alternative non-invasive method. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of reconstruction methods and image parameters on the accuracy of CT-FFR calculation. METHODS: A total of 26 segments in the consecutive 10 coronary CT angiography (CCTA) studies were evaluated...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148628/clinical-significance-of-st-depression-at-exercise-stress-testing-in-competitive-athletes-usefulness-of-coronary-ct-during-screening
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Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Eliana Tranchita, Carlo Minganti, Chiara Lanzillo, Antonia Nigro, Federico Quaranta, Attilio Parisi, Mauro DI Roma, Luciano Maresca, Federica Fagnani, Leonardo Calò
BACKGROUND: Congenital coronary anomalies (CCAs) and coronary artery disease (CAD) arouse intense scientific and clinical interest in sports medicine and sports cardiology medical communities because of their potential to trigger sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes. Exercise stress testing represent the first instrumental assessment to evaluate electrocardiographic changes during effort. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an advanced accurate noninvasive imaging modality for excluding CAD and abnormalities of origin and course of coronary vessels...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145264/influences-of-cardiac-motion-on-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-of-lung-nodules-located-near-the-heart
#16
Li-Sheng Hsu, Chien-Wei Chen, Chia-Hao Chang, Chien-Han Liao, Sheng-Lung Hsu, Wei-Ming Lin
Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsy of nodules located near the heart may be associated with potential complications. To understand the influences of cardiac motion on lung parenchyma during biopsy, we processed the cardiac phase images of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and noticed shifts in mediastinum lung margin (MLM) at different zones.Thirty eight CCTA (27 men and 11 women) were retrospectively evaluated. Image processing was done with Fiji (an open source Java image processing program by Fiji contributors) using 10% to 90% phase images of CCTA; and tissue displacement (MLM shift) was shown on the resulting images...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139033/relationship-between-airflow-obstruction-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-individuals-evaluation-by-coronary-ct-angiography
#17
Jin-Jin Kim, Dong-Bin Kim, Sung-Won Jang, Eun Joo Cho, Kiyuk Chang, Sang Hong Baek, Ho-Joong Youn, Wook Sung Chung, Ki-Bae Seung, Tai-Ho Rho, Jung Im Jung, Byung-Hee Hwang
Airflow obstruction is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the causal mechanisms linking airflow obstruction with higher incidence of cardiovascular events remain elusive. We evaluated the relationship between airflow obstruction, a key feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and prevalence, extent, and severity of coronary atherosclerosis in a large cohort of asymptomatic subjects. Participants were recruited from those undergoing spirometry and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as part of a general health evaluation from March 2009 to February 2011...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138794/noninvasive-cardiac-testing-vs-clinical-evaluation-alone-in-acute-chest-pain-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-romicat-ii-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Samuel W Reinhardt, Chien-Jung Lin, Eric Novak, David L Brown
Importance: The incremental benefit of noninvasive testing in addition to clinical evaluation (history, physical examination, an electrocardiogram [ECG], and biomarker assessment) vs clinical evaluation alone for patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain is unknown. Objective: To examine differences in outcomes with clinical evaluation and noninvasive testing (coronary computed tomographic angiography [CCTA] or stress testing) vs clinical evaluation alone...
November 14, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131324/advanced-imaging-reduces-cost-compared-to-standard-of-care-in-emergency-department-of-triage-of-acute-chest-pain
#19
Pamela S Noack, Jhanna A Moore, Michael Poon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate medical costs of novel therapies in complex medical settings using registry data. DATA SOURCE/STUDY SETTING: Primary data, from 2008 to 2010. We used patient registry data to evaluate cost and quality performance of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in triaging chest pain patients in our tertiary care emergency department and to model financial performance under Medicare's two midnight rule. STUDY DESIGN: Using generalized linear modeling, we retrospectively compared estimated expenditures for evaluation of low-to-intermediate-risk chest pain for demographic and medically risk matched samples of 894 patients each, triaged with CCTA or local standard of care (SOC) using Medicare reimbursement as a proxy...
November 13, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130963/shift-work-and-the-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-study
#20
Ofer Havakuk, Nufar Zukerman, Nir Flint, Ben Sadeh, Gilad Margolis, Maayan Konigstein, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram, Haim Shmilovich
AIMS: Shift work disrupts the normal circadian rhythm and is associated with risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) and a higher incidence of CAD morbidity and mortality. Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a robust noninvasive modality for assessing the presence, extent, and severity of CAD. We sought to investigate whether shift workers are prone to a higher burden of CAD compared to non-shift workers. METHODS: We conducted a historically prospective study in consecutive patients who underwent CCTA and answered a telephonic questionnaire...
November 2, 2017: Cardiology
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