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Coronary artery cardiac computed tomography MRI

Fabian Morsbach, Ricarda Hinzpeter, Kai Higashigaito, David Benz, Robert Manka, Dagmar I Keller, Hatem Alkadhi
Background Computed tomography (CT) for excluding acute aortic syndrome (AAS) and pulmonary embolism (PE) simultaneously in patients with chest pain could be used to exclude coronary artery disease (CAD). Purpose To evaluate the frequency of further testing for CAD in patients receiving a CT in the emergency department (ED) for simultaneous evaluation for AAS and PE. Material and Methods This retrospective study was conducted over a three-year period including all patients with acute chest pain visiting our ED...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
Imen Hamdi, Chadia Chourabi, Younes Arous, Mehdi Ghommidh, Khalil Houissa, Abdeddayem Haggui, Nadhem Hajlaoui, Dhaker Lahidheb, Nejmeddine Ben Abdallah, Wafa Fehri, Habib Haouala
Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare echocardiographic finding. It is commonly misdiagnosed as an abscess, tumor or infective vegetation on the mitral valve. Since it is a benign process, differentiating it from malignant intra-cardiac mass is primordial to avoid unnecessary surgery. Various imaging modalities can be complimentary for definitive diagnosis. We present a case of CCMA in a 71-year-old female patient. Her medical history revealed hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia and coronary artery disease...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
Kyongmin Sarah Beck, Jeong A Kim, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Sim Kui Hian, John Hoe, Yoo Jin Hong, Sung Mok Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Young Jin Kim, Yun Hyeon Kim, Sachio Kuribayashi, Jongmin Lee, Lilian Leong, Tae-Hwan Lim, Bin Lu, Jae Hyung Park, Hajime Sakuma, Dong Hyun Yang, Tan Swee Yaw, Yung-Liang Wan, Zhaoqi Zhang, Shihua Zhao, Hwan Seok Yong
In 2010, the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) provided recommendations for cardiac CT and MRI, and this document reflects an update of the 2010 ASCI appropriate use criteria (AUC). In 2016, the ASCI formed a new working group for revision of AUC for noninvasive cardiac imaging. A major change that we made in this document is the rating of various noninvasive tests (exercise electrocardiogram, echocardiography, positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, radionuclide imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance, and cardiac computed tomography/angiography), compared side by side for their applications in various clinical scenarios...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Takanori Kouchi, Naoki Fukuyama, Takahiro Yokoi, Teruyoshi Uetani, Natsumi Yamashita, Masao Miyagawa, Teruhito Mochizuki
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of image subtraction in late iodine enhancement CT (LIE-CT) for assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: A comprehensive cardiac CT protocol and late gadolinium enhancement MRI (LGE-MRI) was used to assess coronary artery disease in 27 patients. LIE-CT was performed after stress CT perfusion (CTP) and CT angiography. Subtraction LIE-CT was created by subtracting the mask volume of the left ventricle (LV) cavity from the original LIE-CT using CTP dataset...
September 19, 2017: European Radiology
Hyun Woo Goo
BACKGROUND: Accurate evaluation of anatomy and ventricular function after the Norwood procedure in hypoplastic left heart syndrome is important for treatment planning and prognostication, but echocardiography and cardiac MRI have limitations. OBJECTIVE: To assess serial changes in anatomy and ventricular function on dual-source cardiac CT after the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 14 consecutive patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, end-systolic and end-diastolic phase cardiac dual-source CT was performed before and early (average: 1 month) after the Norwood procedure, and repeated late (median: 4...
December 2017: Pediatric Radiology
Silvana Molossi, Hitesh Agrawal
The clinical evaluation of patients with an anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), a congenital abnormality of the origin or course of a coronary artery that arises from the aorta, is challenging given its first presentation being sudden cardiac arrest in about half of the patients. Symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and syncope during exertion should be of concern in evaluating young athletes and nonathletes. The lack of abnormal signs on the physical exam and electrocardiogram further adds to the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis...
September 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
Min Jeong Kim, Yeonyee E Yoon, Jin Joo Park, Yeo Koon Kim, Eun Ju Chun, Sang Il Choi, Goo-Young Cho
Coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) allows a noninvasive assessment of the coronary anatomy without exposing the patients to radiation. It is also superior to coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for the evaluation of luminal narrowing in heavily calcified coronary segments. We report a case with triple-vessel disease, but it could not be accurately assessed by CCTA because of calcification and lack of a significant perfusion defect or myocardial scarring on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
May 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
Hyun Woo Chung, Sung Min Ko, Hweung Kon Hwang, Young So, Jeong Geun Yi, Eun Jeong Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic performance of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), stress dual-energy computed tomography perfusion (DE-CTP), stress perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and the combinations of CCTA with myocardial perfusion imaging (CCTA + DE-CTP and CCTA + SPECT) for identifying coronary artery stenosis that causes myocardial hypoperfusion. Combined invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (SP-CMR) imaging are used as the reference standard...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Naoki Fukuyama, Takahiro Yokoi, Tomoyuki Kido, Teruyoshi Uetani, Mani Vembar, Amar Dhanantwari, Shinichi Tokuyasu, Natsumi Yamashita, Teruhito Mochizuki
We evaluated the image quality and diagnostic performance of late iodine enhancement computed tomography (LIE-CT) with knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (IMR) for the detection of myocardial infarction (MI) in comparison with late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI). The study investigated 35 patients who underwent a comprehensive cardiac CT protocol and LGE-MRI for the assessment of coronary artery disease. The CT protocol consisted of stress dynamic myocardial CT perfusion, coronary CT angiography (CTA) and LIE-CT using 256-slice CT...
October 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
I Ben Ghorbel, N Belfeki, M H Houman
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder. Intracardiac thrombus (ICT) formation is an uncommon but important complication of BD. Of the cases of Behçet's disease, we selected those with ICT. All patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of the International Study Group of Behçet's disease. The ICT in each case was confirmed by ultrasonography, computed tomography and MRI. Clinical features and laboratory parameters were determined. Among our 518 patients with BD, 8 were diagnosed as having intracardiac thrombus (ICT)...
December 16, 2016: Reumatismo
Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David Wm Muller, Krishna Kathir
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) following cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: CIE is an acute, reversible neurological disturbance directly attributable to the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched and all cases in the literature were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS: 52 reports of CIE following cardiac catheterization were found...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Mark Doyle, Gerald M Pohost, C Noel Bairey Merz, Leslee J Shaw, George Sopko, William J Rogers, Barry L Sharaf, Carl J Pepine, Diane V Thompson, Geetha Rayarao, Lindsey Tauxe, Sheryl F Kelsey, Robert W W Biederman
BACKGROUND: We introduce an algorithmic approach to optimize diagnostic and prognostic value of gated cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and magnetic resonance (MR) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) modalities in women with suspected myocardial ischemia. The novel approach: bio-informatics assessment schema (BIAS) forms a mathematical model utilizing MPI data and cardiac metrics generated by one modality to predict the MPI status of another modality. The model identifies cardiac features that either enhance or mask the image-based evidence of ischemia...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Luca Presotto, Elena Busnardo, Luigi Gianolli, Valentino Bettinardi
Positron emission tomography (PET) is indicated for a large number of cardiac diseases: perfusion and viability studies are commonly used to evaluate coronary artery disease; PET can also be used to assess sarcoidosis and endocarditis, as well as to investigate amyloidosis. Furthermore, a hot topic for research is plaque characterization. Most of these studies are technically very challenging. High count rates and short acquisition times characterize perfusion scans while very small targets have to be imaged in inflammation/infection and plaques examinations...
December 2016: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Won Woo Lee
Nuclear cardiology is one of the major fields of nuclear medicine practice. Myocardial perfusion studies using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have played a crucial role in the management of coronary artery diseases. Positron emission tomography (PET) has also been considered an important tool for the assessment of myocardial viability and perfusion. However, the recent development of computed tomography (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies and growing concerns about the radiation exposure of patients remain serious challenges for nuclear cardiology...
September 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Nickalaus L Gramze, Dipan J Shah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac MRI is unique amongst the cardiac imaging modalities in its ability to directly image myocardial fibrosis using late gadolinium enhancement techniques. The ability to identify not only the presence of fibrosis but also its pattern of distribution within the myocardium can aid in distinguishing between ischemic and nonischemic causes of left ventricular dysfunction, as well as provide valuable prognostic information for patients with various etiologies of heart failure...
September 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
Kwang Nam Jin, Carlo N De Cecco, Damiano Caruso, Christian Tesche, Adam Spandorfer, Akos Varga-Szemes, U Joseph Schoepf
Dual-energy CT (DECT) enables simultaneous use of two different tube voltages, thus different x-ray absorption characteristics are acquired in the same anatomic location with two different X-ray spectra. The various DECT techniques allow material decomposition and mapping of the iodine distribution within the myocardium. Static dual-energy myocardial perfusion imaging (sCTMPI) using pharmacological stress agents demonstrate myocardial ischemia by single snapshot images of myocardial iodine distribution. sCTMPI gives incremental values to coronary artery stenosis detected on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) by showing consequent reversible or fixed myocardial perfusion defects...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
P Ong, U Sechtem
Just as in epicardial coronary stenosis, coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) also leads to an imbalance of myocardial oxygen supply and demand. The dysfunction is located at the level of the coronary microcirculation with vessel diameters < 500 µm and structural as well as functional alterations have been described. The underlying mechanisms are diverse, frequently overlap and are still incompletely understood. Among others, conditions such as chronic inflammation, estrogen deficiency and a genetic familial predisposition have been reported...
June 2016: Herz
Simon Lee, Santosh C Uppu, Irene D Lytrivi, Javier Sanz, Justin Weigand, Miwa K Geiger, Rajesh U Shenoy, Kanwal Farooqi, Khanh H Nguyen, Ira A Parness, Shubhika Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery from the wrong Sinus of Valsalva (AAOCA) is a rare congenital anomaly and is associated with sudden cardiac death. Morphologic features considered to be "high risk" are significant luminal narrowing, acute coronary angulation at its origin, intramural course, and long interarterial course. A consistent approach for characterization of these features is lacking. METHODS: A retrospective single-center review of all patients diagnosed with AAOCA using echocardiogram and computed tomography (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies was performed...
2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Ibrahim Danad, Jackie Szymonifka, Jos W R Twisk, Bjarne L Norgaard, Christopher K Zarins, Paul Knaapen, James K Min
Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), stress echocardiography (SE), invasive coronary angiography (ICA), coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), fractional flow reserve (FFR) derived from CCTA (FFRCT), and cardiac magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging when directly compared with an FFR reference standard. Method and results: PubMed and Web of Knowledge were searched for investigations published between 1 January 2002 and 28 February 2015...
April 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
G J Pelgrim, A Handayani, H Dijkstra, N H J Prakken, R H J A Slart, M Oudkerk, P M A Van Ooijen, R Vliegenthart, P E Sijens
Technological advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), including higher spatial and temporal resolution, have made the prospect of performing absolute myocardial perfusion quantification possible, previously only achievable with positron emission tomography (PET). This could facilitate integration of myocardial perfusion biomarkers into the current workup for coronary artery disease (CAD), as MRI and CT systems are more widely available than PET scanners. Cardiac PET scanning remains expensive and is restricted by the requirement of a nearby cyclotron...
2016: BioMed Research International
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