Julia Stehli

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OBJECTIVE Assessment of coronary artery calcification is increasingly used for cardiovascular risk stratification. We evaluated the reliability of calcium-scoring results using a novel iterative reconstruction algorithm (ASIR) on a high-definition 64-slice CT scanner, as such data is lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS In 50 consecutive patients Agatston scores,(More)
AIMS Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is widely used for diagnostic imaging in medicine as it is considered a safe alternative to ionizing radiation-based techniques. Recent reports on potential genotoxic effects of strong and fast switching electromagnetic gradients such as used in cardiac MR (CMR) have raised safety concerns. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is increasingly being used for evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD). As a result of the widely reported potential of carcinogenic risk from x-ray based examinations, many strategies have been developed for dose reduction with CTA. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND New technology combining dual-energy CT with the latest gemstone detectors for spectral imaging (GSI) can be used to synthesize monochromatic images that mimic images as if different monochromatic x-ray sources were used. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the optimal combination of monochromatic image energy and adaptive(More)
BACKGROUND The choice of imaging techniques in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) varies between countries, regions, and hospitals. This prospective, multicenter, comparative effectiveness study was designed to assess the relative accuracy of commonly used imaging techniques for identifying patients with significant CAD. METHODS AND(More)
To assess the impact of adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) on coronary plaque volume and composition analysis as well as on stenosis quantification in high definition coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). We included 50 plaques in 29 consecutive patients who were referred for the assessment of known or suspected coronary artery(More)
AIMS Single-source, dual-energy coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) with monochromatic image reconstruction allows significant noise reduction. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of monochromatic CCTA image reconstruction on coronary stent imaging, as the latter is known to be affected by artefacts from highly attenuating strut(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Prospective electrocardiogram (ECG) triggering allows coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) scanning with low radiation dose but requires heart rates below 63 beats/min. We assessed the impact of a novel vendor-specific motion-correction algorithm on image quality and interpretability of low-dose CCTA acquired despite(More)
STUDY PRINCIPLES Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) allows three-dimensional visualisation of the origin, course and ending of the coronary vessels with high spatial resolution, yielding an accurate depiction of coronary artery anomalies (CAAs). This study sought to determine the prevalence, incidence and characteristics of CAAs detected with(More)
AIMS To evaluate the feasibility and image quality of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) acquisition with a submillisievert fraction of effective radiation dose using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) for noise reduction. METHODS AND RESULTS In 42 patients undergoing standard low-dose (100-120 kV; 450-700 mA) and additional(More)