Niels J. Noordhoek

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Since the introduction of 3-D rotational X-ray imaging, protocols for 3-D rotational coronary artery imaging have become widely available in routine clinical practice. Intra-procedural cardiac imaging in a computed tomography (CT)-like fashion has been particularly compelling due to the reduction of clinical overhead and ability to characterize anatomy at(More)
To evaluate the sensitivity of dual-phase cone-beam computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (CBCTHA) for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by comparing it with the diagnostic imaging “gold standard”: contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) of the liver. Eighty-eight HCC lesions (mean diameter 3.9 ± 3.3 cm) in 20 patients(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether C-arm dual-phase cone-beam computed tomography (CT) performed during transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with doxorubicin-eluting beads can help predict tumor response at 1-month follow-up in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was compliant with HIPAA and(More)
C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) can be used to visualize tumor-feeding vessels and parenchymal staining during transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). To capture these two phases, all current commercially available CBCT systems necessitate two separate contrast-enhanced scans. In this feasibility study, we report initial results of novel(More)
The advent of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the angiography suite has been revolutionary in interventional radiology. CBCT offers 3 dimensional (3D) diagnostic imaging in the interventional suite and can enhance minimally-invasive therapy beyond the limitations of 2D angiography alone. The role of CBCT has been recognized in transarterial(More)
The importance of assessing trabecular architecture together with bone mineral density to determine bone stiffness and fracture risk in osteoporosis has been well established. However, no imaging modalities are available to assess trabecular architecture at clinically relevant sites in the axial skeleton. Recently developed flat-panel CT devices, however,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE With modern imaging techniques, visualization of neurovascular stents remains challenging. We present a method for contrast-enhanced C-arm CBCT that provides detailed and simultaneous visualization of neurovascular stents and host arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS CBCT was performed with a rotational angiography system by acquiring(More)
PURPOSE To describe a novel technique for multimodality positron emission tomography (PET) fusion-guided interventions that combines cone-beam computed tomography (CT) with PET/CT before the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Subjects were selected among patients scheduled for a biopsy or ablation procedure. The lesions were not visible with conventional(More)
Minimally invasive interventions are often performed under fluoroscopic guidance. Drawbacks of fluoroscopic guidance are the fact that the presented images are 2D projections and that both the patient and the clinician are exposed to radiation. Image-guided navigation using pre-interventionally acquired 3D MR or CT data is an alternative. However, this(More)
Imaging modalities utilized in the interventional cardiology suite have seen an impressive evolution and expansion recently, particularly with regard to the recent interest in three-dimensional (3D) imaging. Despite this, the backbone of visualization in the catheterization laboratory remains two-dimensional (2D) X-ray fluoroscopy and cine-angiography. New(More)