Mathieu Rubeaux

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UNLABELLED Ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques commonly cause acute myocardial infarction. It has recently been shown that active microcalcification in the coronary arteries, one of the features that characterizes vulnerable plaques at risk of rupture, can be imaged using (18)F-NaF PET. We aimed to determine whether a motion correction technique(More)
Ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques commonly cause acute myocardial infarction. It has been recently shown that active microcalcification in the coronary arteries, one of the features that characterizes vulnerable plaques at risk of rupture, can be imaged using cardiac gated 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) PET. We have shown in previous work that a(More)
We propose a new similarity measure for iconic medical image registration, an Edgeworth-based third order approximation of Mutual Information (MI) and named 3-EMI. Contrary to classical Edgeworth-based MI approximations, such as those proposed for independent component analysis, the 3-EMI measure is able to deal with potentially correlated variables. The(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with SPECT is performed clinically worldwide to detect and monitor coronary artery disease (CAD). MPI allows an objective quantification of myocardial perfusion at stress and rest. This established technique relies on normal databases to compare patient scans against reference normal limits. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Ejection fraction (EF) reserve has been found to be a useful adjunct for identifying high risk coronary artery disease in cardiac positron emission tomography (PET). We aimed to evaluate EF reserve obtained from technetium-99m sestamibi (Tc-99m) high-efficiency (HE) SPECT. METHODS Fifty patients (mean age 69 years) undergoing regadenoson(More)
UNLABELLED A novel PET radiotracer, Flurpiridaz F 18, has undergone phase II clinical trial evaluation as a high-resolution PET cardiac perfusion imaging agent. In a subgroup of patients imaged with this agent, we assessed the feasibility and benefit of simultaneous correction of respiratory and cardiac motion. METHODS In 16 patients, PET imaging was(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) images often contain errors due to cardiac, respiratory, and patient motion during relatively long image acquisition. Advanced motion compensation techniques may improve PET spatial resolution, eliminate potential artifacts, and ultimately improve the research and clinical capabilities of PET. (More)
Mutual Information (MI) has been extensively used as a similarity measure in image registration and motion estimation, and it is particularly robust for 3D multimodal medical image registration. However, MI estimators are known i) to have a high variance and ii) to be computationally costly. In order to overcome these drawbacks, we propose a new similarity(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated fully automatic coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk categorization from CT attenuation correction (CTAC) acquired at rest and stress during cardiac PET/CT and compared it with manual annotations in CTAC and with dedicated calcium scoring CT (CSCT). METHODS AND RESULTS We included 133(More)
Mutual Information (MI) has been extensively studied as similarity measure for the registration of medical images, and it has been found to be especially robust for multimodal image registration. However, MI estimators are known i) to have a very high variance and ii) to be computationally costly. In order to overcome these drawbacks, we propose a new(More)