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The computed tomographic and angiographic features of 15 histologically proven primary extradural juxtasellar tumors were retrospectively reviewed. Five chordomas were characterized by prominent bone erosion and a significant posterior fossa component. Four trigeminal nerve neuromas each demonstrated bone erosion centered about Meckel's cave and moderate to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate C-arm computed tomography (CT) and assess its potential impact on hepatic arterial interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between May 2005 and March 2006, all hepatic arterial interventions for hepatic malignancies were retrospectively reviewed. C-arm CT acquisitions were performed as an adjunct to conventional digital subtraction(More)
Polycystic liver disease (PCLD) has long been considered to represent a contraindication to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation, primarily because of the risk of hemorrhage. Three-dimensional (3D) navigation within the enlarged and potentially disorienting parenchyma can now be performed during the procedure with the development of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Intracranial hemorrhage is a commonly acknowledged complication of interventional neuroradiology procedures, and the ability to image hemorrhage at the time of the procedure would be very beneficial. A new C-arm system with 3D functionality extends the capability of C-arm imaging to include soft-tissue applications by facilitating the(More)
BACKGROUND With increasing complexity in electrophysiology (EP) procedures, the use of electroanatomic mapping systems (EAMS) as a supplement to fluoroscopy has become common practice. This is the first study that evaluates spatial and point localization accuracy for 2 current EAMS, CARTO3(®) (Biosense Webster, Diamond Bar, CA, USA) and EnSite Velocity(®)(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to visualize left atrial (LA) anatomy for ablation of atrial fibrillation. We have developed a new imaging technique that allows acquisition and visualization of three-dimensional (3D) cardiac images in the catheter lab. OBJECTIVE We sought to compare LA and pulmonary vein (PV) dimensions(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate use of cardiac C-arm computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of the dimensions and temporal characteristics of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) lesions. This imaging modality uses a standard C-arm fluoroscopy system rotating around the patient, providing CT-like images during the RFA procedure. (More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiac C-arm computed tomography (CT) uses a standard C-arm fluoroscopy system rotating around the patient to provide CT-like images during interventional procedures without moving the patient to a conventional CT scanner. We hypothesized that C-arm CT can be used to visualize and quantify the size of perfusion defects and late enhancement(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Intra-procedural measurement of hepatic perfusion following liver embolization continues to be a challenge. Blood volume imaging before and after interventional procedures would allow identifying the treatment end point or even allow predicting treatment outcome. Recent liver oncology studies showed the feasibility of parenchymal(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES During radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, the esophagus is at risk for thermal injury. In this study, C-arm computed tomography (CT) was compared to clinical CT, without the administration of oral contrast, to visualize the esophagus and its relationship to the left atrium and the ostia of the pulmonary veins(More)