Sudip Ghate

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BACKGROUND Both intrinsic contrast (T₁ and T₂ relaxation and the equilibrium magnetization) and contrast agent (gadolinium)-enhanced MRI are used to visualize and evaluate acute radiofrequency ablation lesions. However, current methods are imprecise in delineating lesion extent shortly after the ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifteen lesions were created(More)
The aim of this paper was to compare several in-vivo electrophysiological (EP) characteristics measured in a swine model of chronic infarct, with those predicted by simple 3-D MRI-based computer models built from ex-vivo scans (voxel size <1  mm(3)). Specifically, we recorded electroanatomical voltage maps (EAVM) in six animals, and ECG waves during(More)
The introduction of electroanatomic mapping (EAM) has improved the understanding of the substrate of ventricular tachycardia. EAM systems are used to delineate scar regions responsible for the arrhythmia by creating voltage or activation time maps. Previous studies have identified the benefits of creating MR-guided voltage maps; however, in some cases(More)
Catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) is preceded by characterization of the myocardial substrate via electroanatomical voltage mapping (EAVM). The purpose of this study was to characterize the relationship between chronic myocardial fibrotic scar detected by multicontrast late enhancement (MCLE) MRI and by EAVM obtained using an MR-guided(More)
Background Cardiac MR has been used successfully in RF ablation therapies for arrhythmias, both for procedural planning and for post-ablation lesion imaging. Non-enhanced imaging, though it has a lower SNR, has advantages over Gdenhanced techniques mainly because contrast kinetics and dosage issues are avoided. Previously T2-weighted imaging was found to be(More)
In the present work, we study the effect of cosmological constant on higher dimensional Husain space-time. We show that singularities arising in higher dimensional asymptotically flat space-time and in cosmological solution are naked but depend on the choices of the parameters. The naked singularities are found to be gravitationally strong, violating cosmic(More)
Methods 15 lesions were created in the endocardium of 13 pigs using approved animal protocols. NGE IR-SSFP and T2-w black-blood (double IR-FSE) images were acquired in <60min after ablation. Then, Gd-DTPA (Magnevist, 0.2 mmol/kg) was injected and LGE images were acquired repeatedly over one hour. Gross pathology was used as the reference for lesion size(More)