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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE This article presents the implementation and assessment of photon-counting dual-energy x-ray detector technology for angiographic C-arm systems in interventional radiology. METHODS A photon-counting detector was successfully integrated into a clinical C-arm CT system. Detector performance was assessed using image uniformity metrics in both 2D(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)