Ricardo Caldeira Cury

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the feasibility of performing a comprehensive cardiac computed tomographic (CT) examination incorporating stress and rest myocardial perfusion imaging together with coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). BACKGROUND Although cardiac CT can identify coronary stenosis, very little data exist on the ability(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare 64-section multidetector computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the early assessment of myocardial enhancement and infarct size after acute reperfused myocardial infarction (MI). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was HIPAA compliant and was approved by the institutional review board. All(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the usefulness of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with acute chest pain. BACKGROUND Triage of chest pain patients in the emergency department remains challenging. METHODS We used an observational cohort study in chest pain patients with normal initial troponin and nonischemic(More)
OBJECTIVES Given the importance of inflammation in atherosclerosis, we sought to determine if atherosclerotic plaque inflammation could be measured noninvasively in humans using positron emission tomography (PET). BACKGROUND Earlier PET studies using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) demonstrated increased FDG uptake in atherosclerotic plaques. Here we tested the(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we investigated the diagnostic value and limitations of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)-based noninvasive detection of significant obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in a consecutive high-risk patient population with inclusion of all coronary segments. METHODS AND RESULTS In a prospective, blinded, standard(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to describe the prevalence, morphology, size, and location of left atrial abnormalities including diverticula and accessory appendages in consecutive patients undergoing cardiac-gated CT for coronary artery evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Routine retrospectively gated contrast-enhanced 64-MDCT angiography (0.75-mm(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the most reproducible multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) measurements of the aortic annulus and to determine methods to improve the applicability of these measurements for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. BACKGROUND The reproducibility and applicability of MDCT annular measurements to guide(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging permits early triage of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain but has been limited by the inability to differentiate new from old myocardial infarction. Our objective was to evaluate a CMR protocol that includes T2-weighted imaging and assessment of left ventricular wall(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)
PURPOSE First, to assess the feasibility of a protocol involving stress-induced perfusion evaluated at computed tomography (CT) combined with cardiac CT angiography in a single examination and second, to assess the incremental value of perfusion imaging over cardiac CT angiography in a dual-source technique for the detection of obstructive coronary artery(More)