William Stanford

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Philip Greenland, MD, Chair; Jonathan Abrams, MD; Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD; M. Gene Bond, PhD; Luther T. Clark, MD; Michael H. Criqui, MD; John R. Crouse III, MD; Lawrence Friedman, MD; Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD; David M. Herrington, MD, MHS; Lewis H. Kuller, MD, DrPH; Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH; William C. Roberts, MD; William Stanford, MD; Neil Stone, MD; H.(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrafast computed tomography (CT), by acquiring images of the proximal coronary arteries, detects coronary calcifications and has been demonstrated to be highly sensitive for the detection of coronary artery disease in many small studies. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between ultrafast CT scanning and coronary(More)
Precise determination of left and right ventricular stroke volumes is limited with conventional imaging techniques. We determined whether right and left ventricular stroke volumes could be precisely measured with cine computed tomography (CT). Cine CT enables simultaneous imaging of the right and left ventricles at an 8 mm slice thickness with a maximal(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the relative utility of positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging with Combidex (MRI-C) in the non-invasive staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) mediastinal lymph nodes (MLN), we compared the three tests' individual performance with surgical mediastinal sampling. In contrast(More)
OBJECTIVES This investigation sought to determine the relative prognostic value of coronary calcific deposits and coronary angiographic findings for predicting coronary heart disease-related events in patients referred for angiography. BACKGROUND The relation among coronary calcification, coronary stenoses and coronary heart disease-related events is of(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide particles as a magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent in differentiating metastatic from benign lymph nodes. Eighteen patients with primary lung malignancy and suspected regional lymph node metastases underwent MR imaging before and after Combidex(R)(More)
Current guidelines and literature on screening for coronary artery calcium for cardiac risk assessment are reviewed for both general and special populations. It is shown that for both general and special populations a zero score excludes most clinically relevant coronary artery disease. The importance of standardization of coronary artery calcium(More)
Twenty patients with intrathoracic neoplasms were evaluated with ultrafast (cine) computerized tomography to determine the contribution of tumor motion to geographic errors. The treatment portals were setup with conventional simulation techniques and then scanned with cine computerized tomography. Eight tomographic levels were studied, 10 images per level(More)
PURPOSE To determine the safety and efficacy of ferumoxtran 10-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for diagnosis of metastases to lymph nodes and the clinical usefulness of ferumoxtran 10 in nodal staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred fifty-two patients were injected with ferumoxtran 10. Readers independently evaluated precontrast MR images by(More)