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The 3D reconstruction of cardiac vasculature, e.g. the coronary arteries, using C-arm CT (rotational angiography) is an active and challenging field of research. There are numerous publications on different reconstruction techniques. However, there is still a lack of comparability of achieved results for several reasons: foremost, datasets used in(More)
AIMS Aortic regurgitation (AR) after Medtronic CoreValve System (MCS) implantation may be explained by patient-, operator- and procedure-related factors. We sought to explore if frame geometry, as a result of a specific device-host interaction, contributes to AR. METHODS AND RESULTS Using rotational angiography with dedicated motion compensation, we(More)
This article presents a dynamic CT reconstruction algorithm for objects with time dependent attenuation coefficient. Projection data acquired over several rotations are interpreted as samples of a continuous signal. Based on this idea, a temporal interpolation approach is proposed which provides the maximum temporal resolution for a given rotational speed(More)
Cardiac interventional procedures would benefit tremendously from sophisticated three-dimensional image guidance. Such procedures are typically performed with C-arm angiography systems, and tomographic imaging is currently available only by using preprocedural computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Recent developments in C-arm(More)
During recent years various techniques emerged providing more detailed images and insights in the cardiovascular system. C-Arm computed tomography is currently introduced in cardiac imaging offering the potential of three dimensional imaging of the coronary arteries, the cardiac chambers, venous system and a variety of anatomic anomalies inside the(More)
  • G. A. Peschek, G. Schmetterer, G. Lauritsch, W. H. Nitschmann, P. F. Kienzl, R. Muchl
  • 1982
The cytochrome content of membranes isolated from seven species of cyanobacteria was investigated in terms of conventional difference spectra, carbon monoxide difference spectra, photoaction spectra and photodissociation spectra, and by extraction of acid-labile heme followed by spectral identification. In addition, the effect of various inhibitors and(More)
Generating 3-D images of the heart during interventional procedures is a significant challenge. In addition to real time fluoroscopy, angiographic C-arm systems can also now be used to generate 3-D/4-D CT images on the same system. One protocol for cardiac CT uses ECG triggered multisweep scans. A 3-D volume of the heart at a particular cardiac phase is(More)
In this paper, we propose an automatic method to directly extract 3D dynamic left ventricle (LV) model from sparse 2D rotational angiocardiogram (each cardiac phase contains only five projections). The extracted dynamic model provides quantitative cardiac function for analysis. The overlay of the model onto 2D real-time fluoroscopic images provides valuable(More)