Byoung Wook Choi

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Object-oriented technology is gaining popularity among software engineers with the goal of building reusable and adaptable software. Unfortunately, however, most methods introduced so far are not domainoriented and do not address the issue of reuse directly. For these methods, software reuse is not the primary goal; it is only a by-product. The(More)
Coronary angiography is increasingly performed with multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) in the clinical setting. Successful use of this method, however, depends on the radiologist's knowledge of its potential pitfalls and familiarity with methods for minimizing or avoiding them. To identify artifacts and other pitfalls that commonly degrade image(More)
Microcystis andNodularia species produce cyclic hepta- and pentapeptides, microcystins and nodularin, respectively, both containing the same unusual C20 amino acid, abbreviated Adda. Biosynthesis of nodularin fromNodularia and especially of Adda employs a pathway similar to that employed byMicrocystis for producting microcystins. Nearly 30 new microcystins(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical feasibility and accuracy of 64-section multidetector computed tomography (CT) compared with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for diagnosis of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective study. The study included 152 consecutive stroke(More)
OBJECTIVE Coronary angiography (CAG) is the gold standard method in evaluating graft patency following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), even though there are several kinds of non-invasive methods. Recently developed multi-slice CT (m-CT), having effective scan times up to 0.25 s and multi-row detector array systems, enable rapid imaging of cardiac(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of two-phase 64-section cardiac computed tomographic (CT) angiography for detection of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi and differentiation between thrombus and circulatory stasis in patients with stroke, with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A noninvasive method with high reliability and accuracy comparable to transesophageal echocardiography for identification of left atrial appendage thrombus would be of significant clinical value. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of a dual-enhanced cardiac CT protocol for detection of left atrial appendage(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to systemically analyze the characteristics of fat accumulation in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) relative to various clinical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 161 patients (129 men, 32 women; mean age, 60.7 years) who had previously been diagnosed with MI and had undergone CT coronary angiography between(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prognostic outcome of cardiac computed tomography (CT) for prediction of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in low-risk patients suspected of having coronary artery disease (CAD) and to explore the differential prognostic values of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and coronary CT angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Indolocarbazole metabolite K-252a is a natural product that was previously reported as a potent protein kinase C inhibitor with in vitro and in vivo potency. From a biosynthetic viewpoint, this compound possesses structurally interesting features such as an unusual furanosyl sugar moiety, which are absent in the well-studied staurosporine and rebeccamycin.(More)