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A Novel Skeleton Based Quantification and 3-D Volumetric Visualization of Left Atrium Fibrosis Using Late Gadolinium Enhancement Magnetic Resonance Imaging
This work presents the results of a new tool for 3-D segmentation, quantification and visualization of cardiac left atrium fibrosis, based on late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging, for stratifying patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) that are candidates for radio-frequency catheter ablation. Expand
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Comparison of Two Novel FFDM Systems with Different a-Se Detector Technology: Physical Characterization and Phantom Contrast Detail Evaluation in Clinical Conditions
Two new full field digital mammography (FFDM) equipments are compared, Fujifilm Amulet and Siemens Mammomat Inspiration The systems are identical apart from the detector Both use a-Se for photonExpand
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Measurements of computed tomography dose index for clinical scans.
Dose assessment in computed tomography is nowadays based on indicators such as the weighted computed tomography dose index (CTDIw) and the volume-weighted computed tomography dose index (CTDIvol),Expand
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Real time evaluation of overranging in helical computed tomography.
Overranging or overscanning increases the dose delivered to patients undergoing helical Computed Tomography examinations. In order to reduce it, nowadays most of the multidetector tomographs closeExpand
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An Economic Analysis of the Systematic Use of Mapping Systems during Catheter Ablation Procedures: Single Center Experience
Introduction In this study we estimated the cost-effectiveness of adopting 3D Nonfluoroscopic Mapping Systems (NMSs) for catheter ablation (CA). Methods This study includes patients who underwentExpand
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Extensive atrial fibrosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and atrial fibrillation
Introduction The study of left atrial (LA) fibrosis with delayed enhancement–magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) is an established technique that provides a noninvasive means of detecting theExpand
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Differenziazione tra ematuria glomerulare e non-glomerulare mediante studio microscopico della morfologia delle emazie urinarie e determinazione del volume eritrocitario medio: confronto tra ADVIA120
RiassuntoPremessePer primi nel 1982 Fairley e Birch ipotizzarono e dimostrarono che nella glomerulonefrite sono presenti nell’urina emazie dismorfiche e di volume ridotto. L’esame della morfologiaExpand
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Magnetic Resonance Examinations of Patients With Implanted Active Devices. A Low-Cost Approach in Slew Rate Evaluation.
Time-varying magnetic field gradients involved in magnetic resonance examinations can damage implanted electronic systems. The quantity related to this side effect is the gradient slew rate, which isExpand