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Radiation exposure to the patient has become a concern for the radiologist in the multidetector computed tomography (CT) era. With the introduction of faster multidetector CT scanners, various techniques have been developed to reduce the radiation dose to the patient; one method is automatic exposure control (AEC). AEC systems make use of different types of(More)
To assess the signal pattern in T2-weighted images (T2WI) and determine its relation to persistent microvascular obstruction (PMO) and intramyocardial hemorrhage in a porcine model with reperfused acute myocardial infarction. Left anterior descending artery was occluded (90 or 180 min) and reperfused (90 min). T2WI and delayed-enhanced magnetic resonance(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of nitroglycerin on the diagnostic accuracy of electrocardiogram-gated coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. METHODS Computed tomography angiography was performed on 76 patients using a 16-slice CT scanner. Forty-six patients received a sublingual nitroglycerin 1(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of saline chase injected at 2 different rates on computed tomography (CT) angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by our institutional animal study committee. Three injection protocols were used; contrast injection (24 mL, 0.8 mL/s) without saline chase (protocol A), contrast injection with saline(More)
CONTEXT Recent studies suggest an association between vitamin D activity and cardiometabolic risk. OBJECTIVE We investigated vitamin D status and its association with subclinical atherosclerosis in a population-based cohort study, the Korean Longitudinal Study on Health and Aging (KLoSHA). PARTICIPANTS Participants were 439 men and 561 women aged 65 yr(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of occult coronary artery disease (CAD) with coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) to characterize plaque composition and to evaluate the potential of this new technology to impact risk stratification in asymptomatic middle-aged subjects. BACKGROUND There is a paucity of(More)
The popularization of computed tomography (CT) in clinical practice and the introduction of mass screening for early lung cancer with the use of CT have increased the frequency of findings of subtle nodules or nodular ground-glass opacity. Nodular ground-glass opacity may be observed in malignancies such as bronchioloalveolar carcinoma and adenocarcinoma,(More)
BACKGROUND Early detection of atherosclerosis in individuals with diabetes is important because of high cardiovascular mortality in this population. We performed multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in asymptomatic individuals to investigate the status of coronary artery stenosis and plaque characteristics depending on the glucose level. METHODS(More)
The detection of a thrombus at the left atrial appendage (LAA) is an important step for management in a patient with a suspected embolic infarction. However, spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC), which can mimic thrombus, can confuse clinicians in many cases. We examined electrocardiographic-gated 64-slice multidetector computed tomography with a(More)
Several Western guidelines recommend the routine use of pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis for cancer surgery patients to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the necessity of routine pharmacologic perioperative thromboprophylaxis in Asian gastric cancer (GC) patients has not been clearly determined. To determine the necessity of routine(More)