Sheng-yong Wu

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To compare virtual non-enhanced liver CT (VNCT) from dual-energy CT (DECT) with true non-enhanced liver CT (TNCT) in patients. A total of 102 patients underwent multi-phase abdominal CT. Liver arterial VNCT (VNCTA) and portovenous VNCT (VNCTV) images were derived from the arterial and portovenous DECT data. The mean CT number, signal to noise ratio (SNR),(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate feasibility and added value of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS This institutional animal experimental committee-approved study was performed in accordance with animal care guidelines. Eight New Zealand rabbits underwent standard unenhanced and contrast(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and value of dual-energy computed tomography myocardial iodine maps in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 6 dogs, arterial-phase myocardial dual-energy computed tomography imaging were performed 1 day prior to and 3 hours after the surgical ligation of the left anterior descending(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the image quality, radiation dose, and diagnostic accuracy of dual-energy CT angiography (CTA) compared with 3D rotational digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the detection of intracranial aneurysms. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-six patients with clinically suspected intracranial aneurysms underwent(More)
The purpose of the study was to compare the ability of dual energy CT (DECT) and perfusion scintigraphy (PS) to detect pulmonary embolism (PE) in a rabbit model. Gelfoam (n = 20) or saline (n = 4) was injected into the femoral vein of rabbits. After 2 h, DECT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) was used to create blood flow imaging (BFI) and fusion images. The(More)
BACKGROUND Dual-source CT coronary angiography (CTCA) has been used to detect coronary artery disease; however, the factors with potential to affect its diagnostic accuracy remain to be defined. PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the accuracy of dual-source CTCA in diagnosing coronary artery stenosis according to conventional coronary angiography (CAG),(More)
To demonstrate the validity and reliability of volumetric quantitative computed tomography (vQCT) with multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for hip bone mineral density (BMD) measurements, and to compare the differences between the two techniques in discriminating postmenopausal women with osteoporosis-related(More)
There is a lack of research on volumetric multi-slice CT (MSCT) application in hip densitometric assessment and geometric measures in elderly women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures. A total of 237 elderly women were divided into three groups based on BMD values of the lumbar spine (AP-SPINE) and/or the femoral neck (NECK) by dual energy X-ray(More)
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric complication of cirrhosis or acute liver failure. Currently, HE is regarded as a continuous cognitive impairment ranging from the mildest stage, minimal HE to overt HE. Hyperammonaemia and neuroinflammation are two main underlying factors which contribute to the neurological alterations in HE. Both(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical value of dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) in the detection and dynamic evaluation of the anomalous origin of the right coronary artery originating from the left coronary sinus of Valsalva (ARCAOLS) with an interarterial course. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirteen patients with ARCAOLS with an(More)