Maros Ferencik

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Coronary multidetector computed tomography in the assessment of patients with acute chest pain
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Charles River Plaza, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 114:2251-60. 2006
  2. pmc Comparison of traditional cardiovascular risk models and coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by computed tomography for prediction of acute coronary syndrome in patients with acute chest pain
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:934-42. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Computed tomography imaging of cardiac allograft vasculopathy
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:223-31. 2012
  4. pmc A computed tomography-based coronary lesion score to predict acute coronary syndrome among patients with acute chest pain and significant coronary stenosis on coronary computed tomographic angiogram
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:183-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium quantification using various calibration phantoms and scoring thresholds
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Invest Radiol 38:559-66. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular thin-point detection using multidetector spiral computed tomography
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:949-51. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Quantitative parameters of image quality in multidetector spiral computed tomographic coronary imaging with submillimeter collimation
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:1257-62. 2003
  8. pmc Prognostic value of CT angiography for major adverse cardiac events in patients with acute chest pain from the emergency department: 2-year outcomes of the ROMICAT trial
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:481-91. 2011
  9. pmc Coronary computed tomography angiography for early triage of patients with acute chest pain: the ROMICAT (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography) trial
    Udo Hoffmann
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1642-50. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Reperfused myocardial infarction: contrast-enhanced 64-Section CT in comparison to MR imaging
    Koen Nieman
    Cardiac MRI PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and the Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 247:49-56. 2008

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Publications60

  1. ncbi request reprint Coronary multidetector computed tomography in the assessment of patients with acute chest pain
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Charles River Plaza, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 114:2251-60. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Comparison of traditional cardiovascular risk models and coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by computed tomography for prediction of acute coronary syndrome in patients with acute chest pain
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:934-42. 2012
    ..The hypothesis was that the combination of risk scores and plaque burden improved the discriminatory capacity for the diagnosis of ACS...
  3. doi request reprint Computed tomography imaging of cardiac allograft vasculopathy
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:223-31. 2012
    ..Similar analysis is performed for the comparison between CT and intravascular ultrasound scanning for the detection of nonobstructive CAV. Finally, we suggest future directions in cardiac CT imaging research of CAV...
  4. pmc A computed tomography-based coronary lesion score to predict acute coronary syndrome among patients with acute chest pain and significant coronary stenosis on coronary computed tomographic angiogram
    Maros Ferencik
    Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:183-9. 2012
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  5. ncbi request reprint Coronary calcium quantification using various calibration phantoms and scoring thresholds
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Invest Radiol 38:559-66. 2003
    ..To compare scoring threshold and calibration method-dependent accuracy and variability of coronary calcium measurements by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular thin-point detection using multidetector spiral computed tomography
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02114, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:949-51. 2004
    ..We confirmed previous pathology data and reliably detected a small confined region of the normal apical myocardium with a thickness of <or=3 mm, i.e., the left ventricular thin point...
  7. ncbi request reprint Quantitative parameters of image quality in multidetector spiral computed tomographic coronary imaging with submillimeter collimation
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:1257-62. 2003
    ..83 to 0.87). In conclusion, MDCT with submillimeter collimation and improved temporal resolution permits reliable visualization of the vessel lumen and accurate measurements of vessel dimensions...
  8. pmc Prognostic value of CT angiography for major adverse cardiac events in patients with acute chest pain from the emergency department: 2-year outcomes of the ROMICAT trial
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:481-91. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the 2-year prognostic value of cardiac computed tomography (CT) for predicting major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain...
  9. pmc Coronary computed tomography angiography for early triage of patients with acute chest pain: the ROMICAT (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography) trial
    Udo Hoffmann
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1642-50. 2009
    ..This study was designed to determine the usefulness of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with acute chest pain...
  10. doi request reprint Reperfused myocardial infarction: contrast-enhanced 64-Section CT in comparison to MR imaging
    Koen Nieman
    Cardiac MRI PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and the Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 247:49-56. 2008
    ..To prospectively compare 64-section multidetector computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the early assessment of myocardial enhancement and infarct size after acute reperfused myocardial infarction (MI)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cardiac CT in emergency department patients with acute chest pain
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Charles River Plaza, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiographics 26:963-78; discussion 979-80. 2006
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  12. ncbi request reprint MDCT in early triage of patients with acute chest pain
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiac MR CT PET Program and Harvard Medical School, 100 CPZ 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 187:1240-7. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether contrast-enhanced MDCT-based detection of stenosis is feasible and improves early and accurate triage of patients with acute chest pain...
  13. ncbi request reprint Analysis of cardiac dimensions, mass and function in heart transplant recipients using 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:478-84. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare 64-slice MDCT analysis of cardiac structure and function to 2-dimensional echocardiography in heart transplant recipients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of image postprocessing methods for the detection of coronary artery stenoses by using multidetector CT
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Radiology 243:696-702. 2007
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  15. pmc Comprehensive assessment of myocardial perfusion defects, regional wall motion, and left ventricular function by using 64-section multidetector CT
    Ricardo C Cury
    Department of Radiology, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 248:466-75. 2008
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of 64-section multidetector computed tomography (CT) for the assessment of perfusion defects (PDs), regional wall motion (RWM), and global left ventricular (LV) function...
  16. ncbi request reprint Analytic approaches to establish the diagnostic accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography as a tool for clinical decision making
    Michael D Shapiro
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:1122-7. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the clinical utility of coronary CTA may be limited by a low PPV in patients with a high prevalence of coronary artery disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Improved vessel morphology measurements in contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography coronary angiography with non-linear post-processing
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur J Radiol 57:380-3. 2006
    ..Post-processing to reduce blurring and noise reduced variability of wall area measurements and reduced measurement bias for both wall area and vessel cross-sectional area...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of measurement of cross-sectional coronary atherosclerotic plaque and vessel areas by 16-slice multidetector computed tomography versus intravascular ultrasound
    Fabian Moselewski
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:1294-7. 2004
    ..The mean luminal area and mean plaque area were slightly but significantly overestimated with MDCT. MDCT permits the noninvasive measurement of coronary cross-sectional luminal and plaque areas with moderate accuracy...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of sixty-four-slice multidetector computed tomographic coronary angiography to coronary angiography with intravascular ultrasound for the detection of transplant vasculopathy
    Shawn A Gregory
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:877-84. 2006
    ..Further, MDCT measurements of lumen diameters correlated well with quantitative coronary angiography...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differentiation of recent and chronic myocardial infarction by cardiac computed tomography
    Koen Nieman
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:303-8. 2006
    ..05), whereas recent MI was not (p > 0.05). In conclusion, recent and long-standing MIs may be differentiated by computed tomography based on myocardial CT attenuation values and ventricular dimensions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and association of vascular and valvular calcium quantified by multidetector computed tomography in elderly asymptomatic subjects
    Ricardo C Cury
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 02114, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:348-51. 2004
    ..Further evidence is provided for the notion that calcifications in those regions are associated and that MDCT can be used as a tool for the global assessment of vascular and valvular calcium...
  22. doi request reprint Association between cardiovascular risk profiles and the presence and extent of different types of coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by multidetector computed tomography
    Fabian Bamberg
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:568-74. 2008
    ..To assess the association between cardiovascular risk factors and extent of noncalcified- (NCAP), mixed- (MCAP), and calcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque (CAP)...
  23. ncbi request reprint 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for detection of aortic regurgitation and quantification of severity
    Davinder S Jassal
    Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and the Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Invest Radiol 42:507-12. 2007
    ..Recent advances in 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) provide an opportunity to assess coronary artery disease, left ventricular function and, potentially, valvular heart disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Threshold-dependent variability of coronary artery calcification measurements -- implications for contrast-enhanced multi-detector row-computed tomography
    Fabian Moselewski
    Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur J Radiol 57:390-5. 2006
    ..The present study investigated the threshold-dependent variability of coronary artery calcification (CAC) measurements and the potential to quantify CAC in contrast-enhanced multi-detector row-computed tomography (MDCT)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evidence for lower variability of coronary artery calcium mineral mass measurements by multi-detector computed tomography in a community-based cohort--consequences for progression studies
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 100 Charles River Plaza Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur J Radiol 57:396-402. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Calcium concentration of individual coronary calcified plaques as measured by multidetector row computed tomography
    Fabian Moselewski
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    Circulation 111:3236-41. 2005
    ..In this study, therefore, we assessed the characteristics of individual calcified plaques and their relationship to other parameters derived from CT analysis of coronary calcium in a community-based cross-sectional cohort...
  27. ncbi request reprint Quantitative parameters of image quality in 64-slice computed tomography angiography of the coronary arteries
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA, USA
    Eur J Radiol 57:373-9. 2006
    ..Low heart rate is an important prerequisite for excellent image quality...
  28. pmc Relation of the metabolic syndrome to quantity of coronary atherosclerotic plaque
    Javed Butler
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:1127-30. 2008
    ..These data may explain the higher cardiovascular risk in these patients and may lay the foundation for studies to determine whether such information may improve risk stratification...
  29. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive evaluation of cardiac veins with 16-MDCT angiography
    Suhny Abbara
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, CIMIT, 100 Charles River Plaza, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:1001-6. 2005
    ..Anatomic mapping of the cardiac veins is important to guide transvenous therapeutic procedures such as biventricular pacing. As an alternative to invasive venography, we studied the feasibility of MDCT of the cardiac venous anatomy...
  30. doi request reprint Evaluation of efficacy of 64-slice multidetector computed tomography in patients with congenital coronary fistulas
    Jonathan D Dodd
    Departments of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 32:265-70. 2008
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of 64-slice coronary multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in the assessment of congenital coronary artery fistula (CCAF)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of 16-slice multi-detector CT to quantify the degree of coronary artery stenosis: assessment of cross-sectional and longitudinal vessel reconstructions
    Ricardo C Cury
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Eur J Radiol 57:345-50. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of MDCT to quantify the degree of coronary stenosis as compared to quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) using two different reconstruction methods...
  32. doi request reprint Cardiac magnetic resonance with T2-weighted imaging improves detection of patients with acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department
    Ricardo C Cury
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Charles River Plaza, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 118:837-44. 2008
    ..Our objective was to evaluate a CMR protocol that includes T2-weighted imaging and assessment of left ventricular wall thickness in detecting patients with acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical results of minimally invasive coronary angiography using computed tomography
    Stephan Achenbach
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Cardiol Clin 21:549-59. 2003
    ..The development of techniques to visualize non-calcified plaque is interesting with respect to assessment of coronary risk, but this requires further investigation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of 16-slice multidetector spiral computed tomography to detect significant obstructive coronary artery disease in patients at high risk for coronary artery disease: patient-versus segment-based analysis
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Charles River Plaza, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Circulation 110:2638-43. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the degree of coronary stenoses by multidetector computed tomography versus by quantitative coronary angiography
    Ricardo C Cury
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:784-7. 2005
    ..The correlation between MDCT and QCA was moderate with respect to lesion length (r2 = 0.54). In the absence of severe calcifications or motion artifacts, MDCT permits noninvasive quantification of coronary stenosis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Extent and distribution of coronary artery disease: a comparative study of invasive versus noninvasive angiography with computed angiography
    Javed Butler
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am Heart J 153:378-84. 2007
    ..Multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) is inferior to intravascular ultrasound but may constitute an attractive noninvasive alternative to assess overall CAD burden...
  37. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive assessment of plaque morphology and composition in culprit and stable lesions in acute coronary syndrome and stable lesions in stable angina by multidetector computed tomography
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1655-62. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess morphology and composition of culprit and stable coronary lesions by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and optimization of aortic valve planimetry with MDCT
    Suhny Abbara
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:356-60. 2007
    ..The aortic valve can be assessed using MDCT; however, measurements of the aortic opening area vary with the cardiac cycle. In this study, we sought to assess the optimal timing for measuring the area of the aortic opening with MDCT...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparison of multidetector computed tomography and two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography for left ventricular assessment in patients with heart failure
    Javed Butler
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:247-9. 2007
    ..72 for LV end-diastolic volume) to excellent (r = 0.84 for septal wall thickness). In conclusion, MDCT provides comparable results to TTE for LV structure and functional assessment among patients with HF...
  40. ncbi request reprint Utility of cardiovascular magnetic resonance to predict left ventricular recovery after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients presenting with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Michael D Shapiro
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:211-6. 2007
    ..90, 95% CI 0.58 to 1.40, p = 0.64). In conclusion, when using the delayed enhancement technique for assessment of DHE and MVO, degree of infarct transmurality appears to be a more powerful predictor of LV recovery by CMR...
  41. doi request reprint Methods of plaque quantification and characterization by cardiac computed tomography
    Pal Maurovich-Horvat
    Department of Radiology, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:S91-8. 2009
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  42. ncbi request reprint Arterial wall imaging: evaluation with 16-section multidetector CT in blood vessel phantoms and ex vivo coronary arteries
    Maros Ferencik
    Department of Radiology, Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 240:708-16. 2006
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Congenital anomalies of coronary artery origin in adults: 64-MDCT appearance
    Jonathan D Dodd
    Department of Radiology and Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:W138-46. 2007
    ..The purpose of this pictorial essay is to review the 64-MDCT appearance of congenital anomalies of the origins of the coronary arteries in adults...
  44. ncbi request reprint Relationship of the esophagus and aorta to the left atrium and pulmonary veins: implications for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Ricardo C Cury
    Cardiac CT Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, 02114, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:1317-23. 2005
    ..A potential complication during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is damage to adjacent structures such as the esophagus and aorta. Fatal atrio-esophageal fistulas have developed after surgery- or catheter-based AF ablation procedures...
  45. pmc Association of pericardial fat and coronary high-risk lesions as determined by cardiac CT
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR, PET, CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02214, USA
    Atherosclerosis 222:129-34. 2012
    ..Pericardial adipose tissue (PAT) is a pathogenic fat depot associated with coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. We hypothesized that higher PAT is associated with coronary high-risk lesions as determined by cardiac CT...
  46. ncbi request reprint Quantification of left ventricular noncompaction and trabecular delayed hyperenhancement with cardiac MRI: correlation with clinical severity
    Jonathan D Dodd
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:974-80. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Coronary CT angiography
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Nucl Med 47:797-806. 2006
    ..Studies on clinical utility, cost, and cost-effectiveness are now warranted to demonstrate whether and how this technique can change and improve the current management of patients with suspected or confirmed coronary artery disease...
  48. ncbi request reprint Detection of calcified and noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque by contrast-enhanced, submillimeter multidetector spiral computed tomography: a segment-based comparison with intravascular ultrasound
    Stephan Achenbach
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    Circulation 109:14-7. 2004
    ..We investigated the ability of multidetector spiral computed tomography (MDCT) to detect atherosclerotic plaque in nonstenotic coronary arteries...
  49. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Left main coronary artery compression syndrome: evaluation with 64-slice cardiac multidetector computed tomography
    Jonathan D Dodd
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 115:e7-8. 2007
  50. doi request reprint Histogram analysis of lipid-core plaques in coronary computed tomographic angiography: ex vivo validation against histology
    Christopher L Schlett
    From the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA CV Path Institute, Inc, Gaithersburg, MD and Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Invest Radiol 48:646-53. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether the quantitative histogram analysis improves accuracy of the detection of lipid-core plaque (LCP) in ex vivo hearts by validation against histological analysis...
  51. doi request reprint The napkin-ring sign indicates advanced atherosclerotic lesions in coronary CT angiography
    Pal Maurovich-Horvat
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:1243-52. 2012
    ..This study sought to determine the accuracy of plaque pattern assessment by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) to differentiate between early and advanced atherosclerotic lesions as defined by histology...
  52. ncbi request reprint Acute myocardial infarction: contrast-enhanced multi-detector row CT in a porcine model
    Udo Hoffmann
    Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 231:697-701. 2004
    ....
  53. doi request reprint High-sensitivity troponin T and C-reactive protein to identify patients without cardiac structural and functional abnormalities as assessed by cardiac CT and SPECT imaging: can biomarkers predict cardiac health?
    Christopher L Schlett
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA, 02114, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 29:865-73. 2013
    ..0.649; all p ≤ 0.02, respectively). A dual-biomarker strategy of hsTnT and hsCRP is highly discriminative for patients with normal cardiac structure and function and provides incremental value beyond the Framingham risk score...
  54. ncbi request reprint Tomographic coronary angiography by EBCT and MDCT
    Stephan Achenbach
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 46:185-95. 2003
    ..Other applications include the analysis of bypass patency and evaluation of coronary anomalies...
  55. doi request reprint Left atrial wall thickness variability measured by CT scans in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation
    Roy Beinart
    From the Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1232-6. 2011
    ..The LA wall thickness is thus relevant both for procedural efficacy and safety. This study sought to evaluate the regional LA wall thickness in patients with AF...
  56. doi request reprint Interpreting the interpretations: the use of structured reporting improves referring clinicians' comprehension of coronary CT angiography reports
    Brian B Ghoshhajra
    Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology and Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 10:432-8. 2013
    ..Efficiency of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in clinical practice depends on precise reporting and accurate result interpretation...
  57. doi request reprint Establishing a successful coronary CT angiography program in the emergency department: official writing of the Fellow and Resident Leaders of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (FiRST)
    Christopher D Maroules
    Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390 8896, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 7:150-6. 2013
    ..Finally, the role of a "triple rule-out" protocol is featured in the context of acute chest pain evaluation in the emergency department. ..
  58. ncbi request reprint Characterization of non-calcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque by multi-detector row CT: comparison to IVUS
    Karsten Pohle
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
    Atherosclerosis 190:174-80. 2007
    ..We investigated the CT attenuation of non-calcified plaques as determined by 16-slice MDCT in comparison to intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...
  59. ncbi request reprint Noncalcified and calcified coronary plaque detection by contrast-enhanced multi-detector computed tomography: a study of interobserver agreement
    Maros Ferencik
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:207-9. 2006
  60. pmc Matrix Gla protein is associated with risk factors for atherosclerosis but not with coronary artery calcification
    Christopher J O'Donnell
    Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt Wayte Ave, Suite 2, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26:2769-74. 2006
    ..Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is an inhibitor of calcification in vivo. However, little is known regarding the distribution of circulating MGP and its associations with CHD risk factors or with CAC in humans...