Thorsten R. C. Johnson

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The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a differentiation of iodine from other materials and of different body tissues using dual energy CT. Ten patients were scanned on a SOMATOM Definition Dual Source CT (DSCT; Siemens, Forchheim, Germany) system in dual energy mode at tube voltages of 140 and 80 kVp and a ratio of 1:3 between tube(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the performance and diagnostic value of a dual energy CT approach to reduce metal artefacts in subjects with metallic implants. 31 patients were examined in the area of their metallic implants using a dual energy CT protocol (filtered 140 kVp and 100 kVp spectrum, tube current relation: 3:1). Specific post-processing was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential clinical value of a new generation of 64-MDCT systems with that of invasive coronary angiography in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventy-two consecutive patients with known or suspected CAD underwent both 64-MDCT and quantitative coronary angiography(More)
PURPOSE To qualitatively and quantitatively compare virtual nonenhanced (VNE) data sets derived from dual-energy (DE) computed tomography (CT) with true nonenhanced (TNE) data sets in the same patients and to calculate potential radiation dose reductions for a dual-phase renal multidetector CT compared with a standard triple-phase protocol. MATERIALS AND(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility of computed tomography (CT)-based dynamic myocardial perfusion imaging for the detection of hemodynamically significant coronary artery stenosis, as defined with fractional flow reserve (FFR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and informed patient consent were obtained before patient enrollment(More)
The relation of heart rate and image quality in the depiction of coronary arteries, heart valves and myocardium was assessed on a dual-source computed tomography system (DSCT). Coronary CT angiography was performed on a DSCT (Somatom Definition, Siemens) with high concentration contrast media (Iopromide, Ultravist 370, Schering) in 24 patients with heart(More)
OBJECTIVES Energetic extrapolation is a promising strategy to reduce metal artifacts in dual-source computed tomography (DSCT). We performed this study to systematically optimize image acquisition parameters for this approach in a hip phantom and assess its value in a clinical study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Titanium and steel hip prostheses were placed in a(More)
OBJECTIVE The most important differential diagnoses of acute chest pain include myocardial infarction, aortic dissection, and pulmonary embolism. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of an ECG-gated 64-MDCT angiography protocol for simultaneous assessment of the pulmonary arteries, coronary arteries, and aorta within a single(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to assess the accuracy of dual energy CT (DECT) in the characterization of renal and ureteral stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-four renal calculi of known variable composition were scanned on a dual-source CT scanner (Somatom Definition; Siemens Medical Solutions, Forchheim, Germany) in dual energy (DECT) mode.(More)
To evaluate the feasibility of dual-energy CT angiography (CTA) of the lung in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). 24 patients with suspected PE were examined with a single-acquisition, dual-energy CTA protocol (A-system: 140 kV/65 mAsref, B-system: 80kV/190 mAsref) on a dual-source CT system. Lung perfusion was visualized by color-coding(More)