Jiuhong Chen

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To compare accuracy, image quality and radiation dose between high-pitch spiral and sequential modes on 128-slice dual-source computed tomographic (DSCT) angiography in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Forty patients suspected with CHD underwent 128-slice DSCT angiography with high-pitch mode and sequential mode respectively. All the anomalies(More)
To explore the clinical value of low-dose prospective ECG-triggering dual-source CT (DSCT) angiography in infants and children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) compared with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Thirty-five patients (mean age: 16 months, range: 2 months to 6 years; male 15; mean weight: 12 kg) underwent low-dose prospective(More)
In this paper, we present a new segmentation evaluation method that can simulate radiologist's subjective assessment of 3D tumor segmentation in CT images. The method uses a new metric defined as a linear combination of a set of commonly used objective metrics. The weighing parameters of the linear combination are determined by maximizing the rank(More)
To gain a new insight into the elastic properties of the thoracic aorta in patients without aortic diseases using electrocardiographically (ECG)-gated dual-source (DS) CT. 56 subjects with no cardiovascular disease, selected from 2,700 people undergoing ECG-gated DSCT examination, were divided into three groups according to their age. CT data were(More)
PURPOSE To compare the image quality and diagnostic accuracy between sinogram affirmed iterative reconstruction (SAFIRE) algorithm and filtered back projection (FBP) reconstruction algorithm at 70 kVp-tube-voltage DSCT angiography in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients (mean age: 13 months; range: 2-48(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) for the visualization of the coronary arteries in a population with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to single-source CT (SSCT) and to explore the impact of patients' heart rate (HR) on image quality (IQ) and reconstruction timing. METHODS Thirty consecutive patients (11(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, the accuracy of ultra-low-dose computed tomography (CT) with iterative reconstruction (IR) for detection and measurement of pulmonary nodules was evaluated. METHODS Eighty-four individuals referred for lung cancer screening (mean age: 54.5±10.8 years) underwent low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) and ultra-low-dose CT. CT(More)
A new technique called the nonlinear three-dimensional optimized reconstruction algorithm filter (3D ORA filter) is currently used to improve CT image quality and reduce radiation dose. This technical note describes the comparison of image noise, slice sensitivity profile (SSP), contrast-to-noise ratio, and modulation transfer function (MTF) on phantom(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether ultralow-radiation-dose chest CT can be used for quantification of lung density and for emphysema detection in participants undergoing lung cancer screening. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty-two patients were prospectively enrolled and underwent scanning twice with low-dose CT (reference parameters,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility of dose-modulated retrospective ECG-gated thoracoabdominal aorta CT angiography (CTA) assessing abdominal aortic intimal flap motion and investigate the motion characteristics of intimal flap in acute aortic dissection (AAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS 49 patients who had thoracoabdominal aorta retrospective ECG-gated CTA(More)