This selection of scientific papers is provided to you by Dr. J. De Sutter, MD, PhD, Prof. S. Schroeder and Dr M. Zellweger, MD, respectively.
Read the abstracts of those reports below and discover the full articles by clicking on their headlines in the following list (PDF Documents).
From September 2007 there will be two monthly reviews: one rather focussing on cardiac CT, one on nuclear cardiology.
We wish you a pleasant read!
Prognostic Value of Multidetector Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Prediction of All-Cause Mortality
Cardiac Dual-Source Computed Tomography;
effect of Body Mass Index on Image Quality and Diagnostic AccuracyDiagnostic Performance of 64-Multidetector Row Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Evaluation of Coronary Artery Stenosis in Individuals Without Known Coronary Artery Disease Results From the Prospective Multicenter ACCURACY
Diagnostic Performance of Coronary Angiography by 64-Row CT Diagnostic Performance of 64-Multidetector Row Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Evaluation of Coronary Artery Stenosis in Individuals Without Known Coronary Artery Disease Results From the Prospective Multicenter ACCURACY
Diagnostic Performance of 64-Multidetector Row Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Evaluation of Coronary Artery Stenosis in Individuals Without Known Coronary Artery Disease Results From the Prospective Multicenter ACCURACY
Dual-Source CT in Step-and-Shoot Mode: Noninvasive Coronary Angiography with Low Radiation Dose
Accuracy of Dual-Source computed tomography in the assessment of plaque morphology: use of quantitative plaque analysis software in comparison to IVUS virtual histology
Noninvasive Evaluation of the Aortic Root with Multi-Slice Computed Tomography - Implications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Percutaneous transcatheter aortic valve replacement has emerged as a novel procedure in the treatment of aortic stenosis. How can cardiac CT be used in patients who are planned for this procedure?
Application of Appropriateness Criteria to Stress Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Sestamibi Studies and Stress Echocardiograms in an Academic Medical Center
Quantification of Coronary Plaque by 64-slice Computed Tomography: A Comparison with Quantitative Intracoronary Ultrasound
Read in which patients plaque characterization is possible with cardiac CT.
New position statement on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
The new position statement updates information regarding myocardial perfusion imaging and is a useful addition to the published guidelines.
Interrelation of Coronary Calcification, Myocardial Ischemia, and Outcomes in Patients With Intermediate Likelihood of Coronary Artery Disease
Read about prognostic value of calcium score, perfusion by PET and their interrelation regarding prognosis
Annexin V scintigraphy and imaging of endocarditis
Annexin V imaging potentially provides a new imaging tool for the diagnosis of endocarditis
Prognostic Value of Number and Site of Calcified coronary Lesions Compared with the Total Score
The mortality rate is increasing proportionally to the number of calcified lesions
Prediction of Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients by Myocardial Fatty Acid Imaging
Risk assessment by fatty acid imaging in patients with end stage renal disease - a method to identify repetetive myocardial ischemia?
Feasibility of low-dose coronary CT angiography: first experience with prospective ECG gating
This paper provides information about techniques that allow to save radiation exposure.
Differential improvement in stress myocardial perfusion ischemia following percutaneous coronary intervention as compared with optimal medical therapy alone: nuclear substudy results from the clinical outcomes using revascularisation and agressive drug evaluation (COURAGE) trial
Read about the first substudy results of COURAGE.
Coronary artery calcium scores and risk for coronary events in woman classified as "low risk" based on Framingham risk score
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