Babak Movassaghi

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BACKGROUND Three-dimensional rotational atriography (3DATG) was developed to supplement two-dimensional fluoroscopy with 3D volume reconstruction of the left atrium (LA), pulmonary veins (PV), and other structures. Until recently, 3DATG images could only be viewed separately and were not suitable to directly guide atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical utility of images acquired from rotational coronary angiographic (RA) acquisitions compared to standard "fixed" coronary angiography (SA). BACKGROUND RA is a novel angiographic modality that has been enabled by new gantry systems that allow calibrated automatic angiographic rotations and has been shown to reduce(More)
Current expert-recommended views for coronary angiography are based on heuristic experience and have not been scientifically studied. We sought to identify optimal viewing regions for first and second order vessel segments of the coronary arteries that provide optimal diagnostic value in terms of minimizing vessel foreshortening and overlap. Using(More)
A method is introduced to examine the geometrical accuracy of the three-dimensional (3-D) representation of coronary arteries from multiple (two and more) calibrated two-dimensional (2-D) angiographic projections. When involving more then two projections, (multiprojection modeling) a novel procedure is presented that consists of fully automated centerline(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the safety of prolonged coronary injections during a rotational acquisition covering 180 degrees. BACKGROUND Rotational angiography has been adapted to coronary angiography and shown to reduce radiation and contrast exposure. Three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions and other advanced applications require imaging over a 180 degrees -arc(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Three-dimensional high-spatial-resolution angiograms of the coronary arteries were acquired with an electrocardiogram-gated three-dimensional rotational angiography technique on an interventional X-ray system. MATERIALS AND METHODS During selective injection of contrast material in the left and right coronary artery, projection(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES For the reconstruction of the coronary arteries from rotational angiography data, a crucial point is the selection of the optimal cardiac phase for data reconstruction. To avoid time-consuming interactive selection of the optimal cardiac phase by visual inspection of multiple high-resolution data sets reconstructed at different(More)