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The aim of this study was to report initial clinical experience with a 320-slice CT scanner and to perform an image quality evaluation. 26 patients with presumptive cerebrovascular pathology underwent 320-slice CT. Single-rotation CT of the head, incremental CT angiography (three-dimensional (3D) CTA) as well as four-dimensional whole-brain CTA (4D CTA) and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to perform phantom measurements to prove the feasibility of single-source dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) of the extremities using a volume scan mode. In addition, we, for the first time, wanted to determine which concentrations of monosodium urate (MSU) in gout and calcium pyrophosphate (CP) in pseudogout are(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to compare the influence of different reconstruction algorithms on quantitative emphysema analysis in patients with severe emphysema. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-five patients suffering from severe emphysema were included in the study. All patients underwent inspiratory MDCT (Aquilion-16, slice thickness 1/0.8mm). The raw(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the potential of multisegmental reconstruction and variable gantry rotation time for reducing motion-induced artifacts in coronary artery imaging by multislice helical CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data sets of 20 patients (8 with HR < 60 bpm, 12 with HR > 60 bpm) were analyzed. The patients underwent multislice helical CT (Aquilion 8,(More)
The use of the CT scanner for cardiac imaging is mainly influenced by the spatial and temporal resolution that can be achieved with the applied technologies and procedures. The data acquisition with 16 x 0.5 mm scan slice thickness and a special multisegment image reconstruction procedure are a new combination for accurate imaging of the cardiac morphology.(More)
PURPOSE The accuracy and reproducibility of morphometric measurements (Morphometric X-ray Absorptiometry = MXA) of vertebrae were determined. The significant difference of the change in height of vertebral bodies in follow-up studies was computed for MXA methods and digitised spinal radiographs as well. MATERIAL AND METHODS The measurements were carried(More)
To compare tube current adaptation based on 3 body mass index (BMI) categories versus anterior-posterior chest diameter (APD) for radiation dose optimisation in patients undergoing dynamic volume cardiac CT. Two cardiac imaging centres participated in the study. 20 patients underwent a prospectively triggered 320-slice single beat cardiac CT using the X-ray(More)
OBJECTIVE Comparison of coronary artery visualization by multislice spiral CT (MSCT) and electron-beam CT (EBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Six minipigs underwent MSCT (collimation 4 x 1 mm, gantry rotation time 500 milliseconds, acquisition time per cardiac cycle 126 +/- 30 milliseconds) and EBCT (slice thickness 1.5 mm, acquisition time per scan 100(More)
OBJECTIVES Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is an emerging imaging technique for examining patients with suspected gout. Single-source dual-energy CT (S-DECT) is a new way of obtaining DECT information on conventional CT scanners rather than using special dual-source CT systems. METHODS We tested the feasibility of S-DECT (320-row CT; Aquilion ONE,(More)
The introduction of new devices demands the assessment of their capabilities in established terms. The accuracy, reproducibility and spatial resolution of in vitro (phantom) osteodensitometric and morphometric measurements of QDR 2000 Plus and EXPERT are presented. Design details of these DXA/MXA-devices are listed and discussed in combination with the data(More)