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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accuracy of high-pitch delayed enhancement (DE) CT for the assessment of myocardial viability with MRI as the reference standard. METHODS Twenty-four patients (mean age 66.9 ± 9.2 years) with coronary artery disease underwent DE imaging with 128-slice dual-source CT (prospective electrocardiography (ECG)-triggering) and MRI at(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic performance of dual-energy dual-source computed tomography (CT) in the detection of endoleaks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was local ethics board approved, and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. One hundred eighteen patients (21 women, 97(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the image quality and sensitivity of ultralow radiation dose single-energy computed tomography (CT) with tin filtration for spectral shaping and iterative reconstructions for the detection of pulmonary nodules in a phantom setting. METHODS Single-energy CT was performed using third-generation dual-source(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of low kilovoltage dual-source computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) on qualitative and quantitative image quality parameters and radiation dose. Dual-source CTCA with retrospective ECG gating was performed in 80 consecutive patients of normal weight. Forty were examined with a standard(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the value of multislice computed tomography (CT) for the assessment of valvular abnormalities in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) in comparison with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and intraoperative findings. BACKGROUND Multislice CT has recently shown promising data regarding valvular(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate optimal monoenergetic dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) settings for artefact reduction of posterior spinal fusion implants of various vendors and spine levels. METHODS Posterior spinal fusion implants of five vendors for cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine were examined ex vivo with single-energy (SE) CT (120 kVp) and DECT(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) enables accurate anatomic evaluation of coronary artery stenosis but lacks information about hemodynamic significance. The aim of this study was to evaluate 128-slice myocardial CT perfusion (CTP) imaging with adenosine stress using a high-pitch mode, in comparison with cardiac MRI (CMR). METHODS(More)
AIM To determine qualitative and quantitative image-quality parameters in abdominal imaging using advanced modelled iterative reconstruction (ADMIRE) with third-generation dual-source 192 section CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients undergoing abdominal portal-venous CT at different tube voltage levels (90, 100, 110, and 120 kVp, n = 10 each) and 10(More)
PURPOSE Prospective protocol optimization, determination of image quality and diagnostic performance of virtual non-enhanced images (VNEI) derived from split-bolus dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) urography in patients with urinary stones. METHODS IRB-approved, prospective study of 100 patients who, after written informed consent, underwent(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of the cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) in postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and to assess a CTR threshold for the diagnosis of cardiomegaly based on the weight of the heart at autopsy. PMCT data of 170 deceased human adults were retrospectively evaluated by two blinded radiologists. The CTR was measured(More)