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OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy in determining coronary lesion configuration by multislice computed tomography (MSCT). The results were compared with the findings of intracoronary ultrasound (ICUS). BACKGROUND The risk of acute coronary syndromes caused by plaque disruption and thrombosis depends on plaque composition(More)
We present a performance evaluation of a recently introduced dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) system equipped with two X-ray tubes and two corresponding detectors, mounted onto the rotating gantry with an angular offset of 90 degrees . We introduce the system concept and derive its consequences and potential benefits for electrocardiograph [corrected](More)
The recent advent of multislice-scanning is the first real quantum leap in computed tomography since the introduction of spiral CT in the early 90s. We discuss basic theoretical considerations important for the design of multislice scanners. Then, specific issues, like the design of the detector and spiral interpolation schemes are addressed briefly for the(More)
The authors introduce a method for cardiac investigations by using electrocardiographically gated spiral scanning with a four-section computed tomographic system. Three-dimensional images were reconstructed by means of a 250-msec temporal resolution and continuous volume coverage by using a dedicated multisection cardiac volume reconstruction algorithm.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate how the technique of retrospective gating can be used to optimize reconstruction of multi-detector row computed tomographic (CT) images for each of the three major coronary arteries during the cardiac cycle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Multi-detector row coronary CT angiograms obtained in 50 patients were reconstructed at 20%-80% of the(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the effect of heart rate, heart rate variability, and calcification on dual-source computed tomography (CT) image quality and to prospectively assess diagnostic accuracy of dual-source CT for coronary artery stenosis, by using invasive coronary angiography as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study had(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the diagnostic efficacy of computer aided analysis of relevant coronary artery stenosis using dual source computed tomography (DSCT). METHODS In a larger scale study patients scheduled for conventional coronary angiography (CA) were additionally examined with DSCT. Based on a 13-segment model 30 CT scans of this study population were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess functional parameters using multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) and echocardiography and to compare the results with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS End-diastolic-volume (EDV), end-systolic-volume (ESV), stroke-volume (SV), ejection-fraction (EF), and myocardial mass (MM) were calculated based on CT(More)
We model a value of statistical life (VSL) transfer function for application to road-safety engineering in developing countries through an income-disaggregated meta-analysis of scope-sensitive stated preference VSL data. The income-disaggregated meta-analysis treats developing country and high-income country data separately. Previous transfer functions are(More)
The purpose was to assess the practicability of low-dose CT imaging of late enhancement in acute infarction. Following temporary occlusion of the second diagonal branch, seven pigs were studied by multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Thus, 64-slice CT was performed at 3, 5, 10 and 15 min following the injection of(More)