Arash Bedayat

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OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the difference in coronary enhancement provided by 60 versus 80 mL of contrast medium (370 mg I/mL) for prospectively ECG-gated single-heartbeat axial 320-MDCT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 108 consecutive 320-MDCT angiography studies. Group 1 (n = 36) received 60 mL of an(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a general consensus that rapid communication of critical radiology findings from radiologists to referring physicians is imperative, a possible association with superior patient outcomes has not been confirmed. The objective of this study was to evaluate the correlation between early direct communication of CT image findings by(More)
To retrospectively evaluate prognostic accuracy of subjective assessment of right ventricle (RV) enlargement on CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) images in comparison with objective measures of RV enlargement in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). For 200 consecutive patients with acute PE, two readers blinded to patient outcomes subjectively(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to compare the prognostic value of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction detected on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS From all consecutive CTPAs performed between August 2003 and May 2010 that were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between the computed tomography (CT)-derived right ventricle (RV) to left ventricle (LV) diameter ratio and the RV size determined by echocardiography in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive CT pulmonary angiography examinations (August 2003 to May 2010) from a single, large, urban(More)
PURPOSE Left heart disease is associated with left atrial enlargement and is a common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We investigated the relationship between left atrium maximal axial cross-sectional area (LA-MACSA), as measured on chest computed tomography (CT), and PH due to left heart disease (World Health Organization group 2) in patients with(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate dose reduction after implementation of asymmetrical cone beam processing using exposure differences measured in a water phantom and a small cohort of clinical coronary CTA patients. Two separate 320 × 0.5 mm detector row scans of a water phantom used identical cardiac acquisition parameters before and after software(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate variability in right ventricular-to-left ventricular (RV/LV) diameter ratios introduced by differences in measurement methods and the subsequent influence on the accuracy of predicting outcomes for patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS For 200 consecutive computed tomography pulmonary angiograms positive(More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that subjects with a known malignancy at the time of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) have different clinical characteristics and predictors of 30-day all-cause mortality when compared with subjects with no known malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective (August 2003 to March 2010) cohort of 1596 consecutive positive(More)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an important pro-inflammatory cytokine expressed at sites of inflammation. We have assessed this factor (MIF) in urinary tract infections with the aim of determining a non-invasive and sensitive method to differentiate upper and lower renal involvement. Thirty-three pediatric patients with urinary track(More)