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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of quantitative three dimensional echocardiography in patients with deformed left ventricles. DESIGN Three dimensional and cross sectional echocardiographic estimates of left ventricular volume and ejection fraction were prospectively compared to those obtained from magnetic resonance imaging. SETTING Echocardiography(More)
Part A: Interpreting coronary computed tomographic angiograms Preamble The increasing use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) requires the establishment of standards meant to ensure reliable practice methods and quality outcomes. The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomog-raphy Guidelines Committee was formed to develop recommendations for(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of imaging cerebral arteries in vitro with intravascular ultrasound and to establish a correlation between echographic images and corresponding histological architecture. Intravascular ultrasound imaging was performed using a 30-MHz, 4.3F ultrasound probe. Twenty-two arterial segments were obtained at(More)
OBJECTIVE We aim to characterize the effects on total body fat and distribution of a 1-year intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) for weight loss in overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes and to examine whether changes in adipose tissue (AT) depots were associated with changes in metabolic biomarkers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Participants(More)
  • L M Boxt
  • 1996
Patients with congenital heart disease often require mild sedation for the performance of their examination. If adequate monitoring of systemic oxygen saturation and heart rate is performed, then these patients may be adequately studied by MR imaging. Cardiac examination using spin echo pulse sequences provides morphologic information that allows evaluation(More)
BACKGROUND Multi-detector computed tomography (CT) has emerged as a modality for the non-invasive assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Prior studies have selected patients for evaluation and have excluded many of the "real-world" patients commonly encountered in daily practice. We compared 64-detector-CT (64-CT) to conventional coronary angiography(More)
Metastatic disease to the heart is not uncommon. We describe a case of a man in his 60s with an unusual metastasis to the heart and detail its intracardiac location by means of cardiac computerized tomography (CCT) and transthoracic echocardiography. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a pancreatobiliary tumor metastasizing exclusively to the left(More)
Non-invasive vascular imaging § § Non-invasive assessment of vascular and entothelial § § function Radionuclide Imaging § § Molecular imaging § § Intravascular ultrasound § § Optical coherence tomography § § Article types include original clinical and basic research This supplement aims to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of current(More)
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