Ponraj Chinnadurai

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Integration of 3D PET with Voltage Map for VT Ablation. Background: Image integration has the potential to display three-dimensional (3D) scar anatomy and facilitate substrate characterization for ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. However, the current generation of clinical mapping systems cannot display 3D left ventricle (LV) anatomy with embedded 3D(More)
It is known that a reduction of the field-of-view in 3-D X-ray imaging is proportional to a reduction in radiation dose. The resulting truncation, however, is incompatible with conventional reconstruction algorithms. Recently, a novel method for region of interest reconstruction that uses neither prior knowledge nor extrapolation has been published, named(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Successful endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms requires understanding the exact relationship of implanted devices to the aneurysm, parent artery, and other branch vessels during the treatment. Intraprocedural C-arm CT imaging has been shown to provide such information. However, its repeated use is limited due to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of multimodality imaging tools for intraprocedural guidance and outcome evaluation during sclerotherapy of low-flow orbital vascular malformations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed of 17 consecutive patients with low-flow orbital malformations (14 lymphatic, two venous, and one venolymphatic) who(More)
OBJECTIVE One limitation of the use of robotic catheters is the lack of real-time three-dimensional (3D) localization and position updating: they are still navigated based on two-dimensional (2D) X-ray fluoroscopic projection images. Our goal was to evaluate whether incorporating an electromagnetic (EM) sensor on a robotic catheter tip could improve(More)
OBJECTIVE Endovascular recanalization is considered first-line therapy for chronic central venous occlusion (CVO). Unlike arteries, in which landmarks such as wall calcifications provide indirect guidance for endovascular navigation, sclerotic veins without known vascular branching patterns impose significant challenges. Therefore, safe wire access through(More)
OBJECTIVE Combining three-dimensional (3D) catheter control with electromagnetic (EM) tracking-based navigation significantly reduced fluoroscopy time and improved robotic catheter movement quality in a previous in vitro pilot study. The aim of this study was to expound on previous results and to expand the value of EM tracking with a novel feature,(More)
PURPOSE Flat panel C-arm CT images acquired in the interventional suite provide valuable information regarding brain parenchyma, vasculature, and device status during the procedure. However, these images often suffer from severe streak artifacts due to the presence of metallic objects such as coils. These artifacts limit the capability to make diagnostic(More)
In this clinical report, we examined a single-center experience by using the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke in which there was poor initial visualization of the occluded arterial branches by using biplanar cerebral angiography. In all cases, adjunctive C-arm CT was used during the deployment of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Direct aortic access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (DA-TAVR) is an important alternative approach in patients with hostile ileo-femoral vessels. Planning the transaortic puncture site and an 'ideal' trajectory towards the annulus plane is important for safe and successful valve implantation. The feasibility of(More)