Association of Psychosocial Traits with Coronary Artery Calcium Development and Progression: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
We examined the association of anger, hostility, anxiety, and depression with the development and progression of CAC. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - March 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Amer G. Abdulla, Petra Buzkova, Rine Nakanishi, Matthew J. Budoff Source Type: research

Computed Tomography Angiogram: Diagnosing Device Placement Failure
In patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and increased stroke risk, the left atrial appendage (LAA) is a primary source of thrombus [1]. Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC), a minimally invasive procedure, is increasingly performed to reduce AF stroke risk [1]. For successful clinical outcomes, it is therefore imperative that the Watchman implant —one such LAA closure device—maintains long-term efficacy. The PROTECT-AF trial, for instance, reported peridevice leak in 32% of patients post-LAAC. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - March 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ilana Golub, Suvasini Lakshmanan, Francesca Calicchio, Matthew J. Budoff Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Guidance for Use of Cardiac Computed Tomography Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
The world is currently suffering through a pandemic outbreak of severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) known as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently advises medical facilities to “reschedule non-urgent outpatient visits as necessary” (1). The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the United Kingdom National Health Service and several other international agencies covering Asia, North America and most regions of the world have recommended similar “social di stancing” measures(2, 3). (Source:...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - March 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew D. Choi, Suhny Abbara, Kelley R. Branch, Gudrun M. Feuchtner, Brian Ghoshhajra, Koen Nieman, Gianluca Pontone, Todd C. Villines, Michelle C. Williams, Ron Blankstein Source Type: research

Criss-cross heart with aortic atresia: A hitherto unreported association diagnosed on CT
A 2-year-old cyanotic child underwent echocardiography which revealed criss-cross heart and truncus arteriosus. CT Angiography done to confirm the diagnosis revealed aortic atresia with hypoplastic ascending aorta and proximal aortic arch (white arrow) with dilated patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) reforming the distal aortic arch (Figure 1a-b). The coronary arteries were arising from the hypoplastic aortic sinuses. There was also a supero-inferior relationship of ventricles with the presence of a horizontal interventricular septum and a ventricular septal defect. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - March 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Vineeta Ojha, Akash Vadher, S.H. Chandrashekhara, Sanjeev Kumar Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Coronary ostial eccentricity in severe aortic stenosis: Guidance for BASILICA Transcatheter Leaflet Laceration
This report highlights the distribution of eccentric coronary ostia which showed that RCA ostia often have an eccentric origin towards the non-coronary cusp, especially in native aortic valves, while LCA ostia commonly originate in the center of the cusp. This finding may contribute to better performance of BASILICA procedures. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - March 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ikki Komatsu, Jonathon Leipsic, John G. Webb, Philipp Blanke, G. Burkhard Mackensen, Creighton W. Don, James M. McCabe, Christopher Rumer, Christina W. Tan, Dmitry B. Levin, Mario Ramos, Gabriel S. Aldea, Mark Reisman, Harindra C. Wijeysundera, Sam Radhak Tags: Technical note Source Type: research

Dynamic Computed Tomographic Assessment of the Mitral Annulus in Patients With and Without Mitral Prolapse
Table of Contents Summary: Pre-procedural imaging is critical for planning of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) in patients with mitral valve (MV) disorders. There is limited data regarding reliable CT-based measurements to accurately characterize the dynamic geometry of the mitral annulus in patients with MV disease. The current study demonstrated that multiphase CT measurements utilizing prototype mitral modeling software afford effective assessment of mitral annular dynamicity with excellent interobserver agreement. The complex anatomy of the mitral valve and the dramatic variability in mitral annular dimens...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Asim Rizvi, Roy P. Marcus, Yugene Guo, Rickey Carter, Ian T. Mark, Thomas A. Foley, Nikkole M. Weber, Emily N. Sheedy, Shuai Leng, Eric E. Williamson Source Type: research

President's page: A global opportunity to improve cardiovascular outcomes
This past January SCCT hosted its 3rd consecutive Winter Meeting in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ronen Rubinshtein and included 250 attendees from 19 countries. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ron Blankstein, Ed Nicol, Marcio Bittencourt, Ronen Rubinshtein Tags: SCCT President's Page Source Type: research

Dual-Energy CT for analyzing extracellular volume fraction: A promising novel technique in myocardial fibrosis diagnostics?
Dual-Energy computed tomography (DECT) of the heart has become a widely used imaging technique following CT hardware and software advancements, particularly using scanners with greater detector and faster gantry rotation times.1 Each of the major vendors currently provide the ability for acquiring DECT data (also termed spectral or multi-energy CT). In general, DECT uses dual image acquisition at different kilovoltage levels of the same scan volume to facilitate material separation. Based on that principle, DECT provides additional image reconstructions that potentially allow for more comprehensive, accurate and robust CT ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Christian Tesche, Hunter N. Gray, Moritz H. Albrecht Source Type: research

President ’s Page: A Global Opportunity to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes
This past January SCCT hosted its 3rd consecutive Winter Meeting in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ronen Rubinshtein and included 250 attendees from 19 countries. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ron Blankstein, Ed Nicol, Marcio Bittencourt, Ronen Rubinshtein Tags: SCCT President's Page Source Type: research

Feasibility of extracellular volume fraction calculation using myocardial CT delayed enhancement with low contrast media administration
Myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECV) derived from CT delayed enhancement (CTDE) may allow assessment of diffuse myocardial fibrosis. However, the amount of contrast medium required for ECV estimation has not been established. Since ECV estimation by CT is typically performed in combination with coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in clinical settings, we aimed to investigate whether reliable ECV estimation is possible using the contrast dose optimized for CCTA without additional contrast administration. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Masafumi Takafuji, Kakuya Kitagawa, Satoshi Nakamura, Ahmed Hamdy, Yoshitaka Goto, Masaki Ishida, Hajime Sakuma Source Type: research

Post-kyphoplasty cement embolism migrating to the peritoneum through the right ventricle
A 58-year-old woman was admitted to the Emergency Department for dyspnea, non-productive cough and acute left shoulder pain, radiating to the left lower anterior chest, and occurring two days after a kyphoplasty of the first and third lumbar vertebrae for osteoporotic fractures. Physical examination revealed no sign of respiratory distress or cyanosis, normal cardiopulmonary auscultation and normal heart rate and blood pressure. ECG disclosed a sinus rhythm with right bundle branch block and related non-specific repolarization changes. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Olivier Plateker, Thomas Daix, Cyrille Boulogne, Virginie Rousselle, Philippe Vignon, Jean Porterie Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Peri-coronary inflammation is associated with findings on coronary computed tomography angiography and fractional flow reserve
Peri-coronary adipose tissue attenuation expressed by fat attenuation index (FAI) on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) reflects peri-coronary inflammation and is associated with cardiac mortality. We aimed to investigate the association between FAI and whole vessel and lesion plaque quantification on CCTA in stable patients with intermediate epicardial stenosis evaluated by fractional flow reserve (FFR). (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Masahiro Hoshino, Seokhun Yang, Tomoyo Sugiyama, Jinlong Zhang, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Yohei Sumino, Tomoki Horie, Kai Nogami, Hiroki Ueno, Toru Misawa, Eisuke Usui, Tadashi Murai, Tetsumin Lee, Taishi Yonetsu, Tsunekazu Kakuta Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Head-to-head comparison of prognostic accuracy in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery of dobutamine stress echocardiography versus computed tomography coronary angiography (PANDA trial): A prospective observational study
This study directly compared the prognostic value of DSE and CTA in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jong-Hwa Ahn, Young-Hoon Jeong, Yongwhi Park, Choong Hwan Kwak, Jeong Yoon Jang, Jin-Yong Hwang, Seok-Jae Hwang, Jin-Sin Koh, Kye-Hwan Kim, Min Gyu Kang, Jeong Rang Park Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Comparison of professional medical society guidelines for appropriate use of coronary computed tomography angiography
The agreement between the appropriateness of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) was assessed using multimodality appropriate use criteria (AUC) from the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) versus American College of Radiology (ACR). In this prospective, single-center cohort study of 1005 CCTA exams for coronary artery disease evaluation, there was poor agreement between AUC guidelines (ACCF vs ACR 39.6% vs 72.3% Appropriate, 24.2% vs 2.6% May Be Appropriate, 36.2% vs 25.1% Rarely Appropriate). AUC guidelines from different organizations show poor agreement. The ACR guidelines of appropriateness we...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - February 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Eileen Hu-Wang, Faraz Kureshi, Eric S. Leifer, Tushar Acharya, Bharath Sathya, Jeannie H. Yu, Daniel W. Groves, W. Patricia Bandettini, Sujata M. Shanbhag, Marcus Y. Chen Source Type: research

Annular versus supra-annular sizing for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in bicuspid aortic valve disease
This study examines the reproducibility of SA and AA measurements and their potential impact on downstream transcatheter heart valve sizing and clinical outcomes. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Adrian Attinger-Toller, Philipp Blanke, Gidon Y. Perlman, Stephanie L. Sellers, David Wood, John G. Webb, Jonathon Leipsic Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Percent atheroma volume: Optimal variable to report whole-heart atherosclerotic plaque burden with coronary CTA, the PARADIGM study
We examined which of the three commonly used plaque burden definitions was least affected by differences in body surface area (BSA) and sex. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Alexander R. van Rosendael, Fay Y. Lin, Xiaoyue Ma, Inge J. van den Hoogen, Umberto Gianni, Omar Al Hussein, Subhi J. Al'Aref, Jessica M. Pe ña, Daniele Andreini, Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, Matthew J. Budoff, Filippo Cademartiri, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Jung Hyun C Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Accelerating the future of cardiac CT: Social media as sine qua non?
The vision for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography's social media efforts is to amplify the impact of the Journal while driving engagement, increasing journal visibility and disseminating content to new audiences globally. Serving as “the front door” to the Journal, this digital evolution represents an important step forward for a field in which advancements in hardware, image processing and clinical evidence have evolved rapidly. However, is social media the panem et circenses of cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), tha t of superficial appeasement, or of sine qua non; an essential ingredient...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew D. Choi, Gudrun M. Feuchtner, Jonathan Weir-McCall, Leslee J. Shaw, James K. Min, Todd C. Villines Source Type: research

Stress dynamic myocardial CT perfusion for symptomatic patients with intermediate- or high-risk of coronary artery disease: Optimization and incremental improvement between the absolute and relative myocardial blood flow analysis
The optimization of myocardial CT perfusion (CTP) assessment remains inconsistent and uncertain. Our aim was to explore the superior analysis selection and incremental improvement of myocardial blood flow (MBF) assessment on CTP in diagnosing hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease (CAD). (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yan Yi, Cheng Xu, Wei Wu, Yun Wang, Yu-Mei Li, Ying-Qian Ge, Zhu-Jun Shen, Jia-Yin Zhang, Bin Lu, Zheng-Yu Jin, Yi-Ning Wang Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

A pooled-analysis of age and sex based coronary artery calcium scores percentiles
Age and sex based coronary artery calcium score (CAC) percentiles have been used to improve coronary artery disease (CAD) risk prediction. However, the main limitation of the CACs percentiles currently in use is that they are often based on single studies. We performed a pooled analysis of all available studies that reported on CAC percentiles, in order to develop more generalizable age and sex nomograms. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Maurice W.J. de Ronde, Amir Khoshiwal, R. Nils Planken, S. Matthijs Boekholdt, Mariette Biemond, Matthew J. Budoff, Bruce Cooil, Paulo A. Lotufo, Isabela M. Bensenor, Yuki Ohmoto-Sekine, Vilmundur Gudnason, Thor Aspelund, Elias Freyr Gudmundsson, Aeilko H Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Bicuspid aortic valve sizing for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Development and validation of an algorithm based on multi-slice computed tomography
No indication are available for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) sizing in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Aim of the study is to develop and validate a Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (MSCT)-based algorithm for transcatheter heart valve (THV) sizing in patients with stenotic BAV under evaluation for TAVI. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Anna S. Petronio, Marco Angelillis, Ole De Backer, Cristina Giannini, Giulia Costa, Claudia Fiorina, Fausto Castriota, Francesco Bedogni, Jean C. Laborde, Lars S øndergaard Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Adoption of coronary artery disease - Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS ™) and observed impact on medical therapy and systolic blood pressure control
CAD-RADS was developed to standardize communication of per-patient maximal stenosis on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and provide treatment recommendations and may impact primary prevention care and resource utilization. The authors sought to evaluate CAD-RADS adoption on preventive medical therapy and risk factor control amongst a mixed provider population. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Robert A. Hull, Jeremy M. Berger, Joshua M. Boster, Michael U. Williams, Alec J. Sharp, Emilio Fentanes, Christopher D. Maroules, Ricardo C. Cury, Dustin M. Thomas Source Type: research

Regadenoson dynamic computed tomography myocardial perfusion using low-dose protocol for evaluation of the ischemic burden. ULYSSES study
The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of low-dose dynamic regadenoson computed tomography perfusion (CTP) protocol, and to determine which parameters provide the best diagnostic yield for the presence and burden of ischemia in reference to the magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging (MR MPI). (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Anna Oleksiak, Mariusz Kruk, Francesca Pugliese, Mateusz Spiewak, Barbara Milosz-Wieczorek, Magdalena Marczak, Marcin Demkow, Cezary Kepka Source Type: research

Effect of 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, VIA-2291 (Atreleuton), on epicardial fat volume in patients with recent acute coronary syndrome
This study, VIA-EAT, assesses the change in epicardial fat volume (EFV) after treatment with an investigational anti-inflammatory agent (VIA-2291) in a cohort of post-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Shone O. Almeida, Reuben J. Ram, April Kinninger, Matthew J. Budoff Source Type: research

Coronary CT Angiography For Ventilated Intensive Care Patients
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Probability Of Finding Coronary Artery Disease By Coronary Ct Angiography Based On Diastolic Blood Pressure In Patients Below Age 60 In A Large, Multi-Physician Outpatient Cardiology Private Practice
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

CT Calcium Score In The Elderly With Aortic Stenosis
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Probability Of Finding Signifigant Obstructive Coronory Artery Disease By Coronary Ct Angiography In Patients Presenting With Chest Pain In A Large, Multi- physician Outpatient Cardiology Private Practice
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Probability Of Finding Signifigant Obstructive Coronory Artery Disease By Coronary Ct Angiography In Patients With Abnormal Stress Test In A Large, Multi- physician Outpatient Cardiology Private Practice
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Early Cardio-Renal Interactions Among Apparently Healthy Individuals Undergoing Coronary Computed Tomography
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Tissue Tracking Ct Myocardial Strain In Patients With Abnormal Coronary Calcium Score
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Evaluating Ct Coronary Angiography Correlation With Symptoms And Exercise Stress Testing Results In An Irish Tertiary Referral Centre
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ct-angiography Based Fractional Flow Reserve Compared To Catheter-based, Dobutamine-stress Diastolic Fractional Flow Reserve In Symptomatic Patients With Myocardial Bridges
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Shirani-roberts Ib4 - Rare Type Of Benign Single Coronary Artery - The Ultimate Of Cardiac Ct
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Validation Of Deep-learning Image Reconstruction For Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: Impact On Noise, Image Quality And Diagnostic Accuracy
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Volume Index - A Novel CCTA-derived Predictor For Cardiovascular Events
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Usefulness Of Coronary Artery Calcium Score To Rule Out Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Coronary Plaque Assessment By Coronary Ct Angiography May Predict Cardiac Events In Diabetic Patients: A Long-term Follow-up Study
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Evidence For A ComPRehensive EvaLuAtion Of Newly Diagnosed Left VentRIcle DysfnctIOn BY A Novel Whole-heart Coverage High Definition Cardiac
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Role Of CTCA In Assessing Occupational Risk In High Hazard Occupations
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Myocardial CT-perfusion In A Case Of Anomalous Rca Origin
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A Case Of An Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Arising From The Left Anterior Descending Artery
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Determination Of The Extreme Volumes For Each Of The Cardiac Chambers On CT Pulmonary Angiography And Their Prognostic Value
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Pericoronary Adipose Tissue CT Attenuation And Its Association With Coronary Calcification And Serum Levels Of Pro- And Anti-inflammatory Mediators
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Is Resting Heart Rate Predictive Of Significant Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease By Coronary Ct Angiography In Patients Below Age 60 In A Large, Multi- Physician Outpatient Cardiology Private Practice?
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Comparison Of Results Of 256 Msct Coronary Angiography And Invasive Coronary Angiography In Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease
(Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography year in review – 2019
The purpose of this review is to summarize the work published by the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT) for the year 2019, highlighting original research and new guidelines. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jeong W. Choi, Alexander R. van Rosendael, A. Maxim Bax, Inge J. van den Hoogen, Umberto Gianni, Lohendran Baskaran, Daniele Andreini, Carlo N. De Cecco, James Earls, Maros Ferencik, Harvey Hecht, Jonathon A. Leipsic, P ál Maurovich-Horvat, Edward Nicol, Source Type: research

Validation of deep-learning image reconstruction for coronary computed tomography angiography: Impact on noise, image quality and diagnostic accuracy
The present study evaluated the impact of deep-learning image reconstruction (DLIR) on noise, image quality, and diagnostic accuracy. In 43 patients who underwent clinically indicated coronary CT angiography and invasive coronary angiography, image quality was improved by up to 62% at similar noise levels. In addition, DLIR-H yielded the highest noise reduction (up to 43%) and best image quality (improvement of up to 138%). More importantly, sensitivity (92% vs. 88%), specificity (73% vs. 73%) and diagnostic accuracy (82% vs. 80%) of DLIR were at least non-inferior to ASiR-V. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Dominik C. Benz, Georgios Benetos, Georgios Rampidis, Elia von Felten, Adam Bakula, Aleksandra Susta, Ken Kudura, Michael Messerli, Tobias A. Fuchs, Catherine Gebhard, Aju P. Pazhenkottil, Philipp A. Kaufmann, Ronny R. Buechel Source Type: research

Aorto-pulmonary window and anomalous right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery in a child
A two-year-old boy was admitted to hospital because he had a continuous murmur for two months with no apparent symptoms. The echocardiograph revealed a type I aorto-pulmonary window (APW) and mild tricuspid regurgitation with a suspicious anomalous right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery (ARCAPA) (white arrow in Fig. 1A and B). An ECG-gated cardiac CT was performed with nonionic contrast using an 128-slice dual-source scanner, showing the RCA originating from the pulmonary artery and close to the APW with a normal coronary artery diameter (white arrow in Fig. (Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - January 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yunfei Ling, Xiao Li, Shuhua Luo Source Type: research

Cover 1/spine update
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