Daniel S Berman

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Improvement in PET myocardial perfusion image quality and quantification with flurpiridaz F 18
    Daniel S Berman
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:S38-45. 2012
  2. pmc Body mass index and the prevalence, severity, and risk of coronary artery disease: an international multicentre study of 13,874 patients
    Troy M LaBounty
    Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, S Mark Taper Bldg, Rm 1253, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:456-63. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of gated Tc-99m sestamibi stress myocardial perfusion SPECT with combined supine and prone acquisitions to detect coronary artery disease in obese and nonobese patients
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:191-201. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Epicardial fat volume and concurrent presence of both myocardial ischemia and obstructive coronary artery disease
    Ryo Nakazato
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Medicine Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Atherosclerosis 221:422-6. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Predicting therapeutic benefit from myocardial revascularization procedures: are measurements of both resting left ventricular ejection fraction and stress-induced myocardial ischemia necessary?
    Rory Hachamovitch
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:768-78. 2006
  6. pmc Pericardial fat burden on ECG-gated noncontrast CT in asymptomatic patients who subsequently experience adverse cardiovascular events
    Victor Y Cheng
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:352-60. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Impact of family history of coronary artery disease in young individuals (from the CONFIRM registry)
    Yuka Otaki
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:1081-6. 2013
  8. pmc Vulnerable plaque features on coronary CT angiography as markers of inducible regional myocardial hypoperfusion from severe coronary artery stenoses
    Haim Shmilovich
    Heart Institute and the Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 219:588-95. 2011
  9. pmc Increased pericardial fat volume measured from noncontrast CT predicts myocardial ischemia by SPECT
    Balaji Tamarappoo
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:1104-12. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of the extent and severity of myocardial perfusion defects measured by CT coronary angiography and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
    Balaji K Tamarappoo
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:1010-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications89

  1. doi request reprint Improvement in PET myocardial perfusion image quality and quantification with flurpiridaz F 18
    Daniel S Berman
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:S38-45. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Body mass index and the prevalence, severity, and risk of coronary artery disease: an international multicentre study of 13,874 patients
    Troy M LaBounty
    Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, S Mark Taper Bldg, Rm 1253, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:456-63. 2013
    ..We examined the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the presence, extent, severity, and risk of CAD in patients referred for coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of gated Tc-99m sestamibi stress myocardial perfusion SPECT with combined supine and prone acquisitions to detect coronary artery disease in obese and nonobese patients
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:191-201. 2006
    ..The diagnostic value of gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (MPS) with combined supine and prone acquisitions to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) in obese and nonobese patients has not been defined...
  4. doi request reprint Epicardial fat volume and concurrent presence of both myocardial ischemia and obstructive coronary artery disease
    Ryo Nakazato
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Medicine Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Atherosclerosis 221:422-6. 2012
    ..Epicardial fat volume (EFV) is linked to cardiovascular event risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether EFV is independently related to concurrent presence of both myocardial ischemia and obstructive coronary stenosis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Predicting therapeutic benefit from myocardial revascularization procedures: are measurements of both resting left ventricular ejection fraction and stress-induced myocardial ischemia necessary?
    Rory Hachamovitch
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:768-78. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that ejection fraction (EF) best predicts cardiovascular death but only measures of ischemia predict relative survival benefit from revascularization compared with medical therapy...
  6. pmc Pericardial fat burden on ECG-gated noncontrast CT in asymptomatic patients who subsequently experience adverse cardiovascular events
    Victor Y Cheng
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:352-60. 2010
    ..We aimed to evaluate whether pericardial fat has value in predicting the risk of future adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
  7. doi request reprint Impact of family history of coronary artery disease in young individuals (from the CONFIRM registry)
    Yuka Otaki
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:1081-6. 2013
    ..Compared with other clinical CAD risk factors, positive FH in young patients is the strongest clinical predictor of future unheralded myocardial infarction...
  8. pmc Vulnerable plaque features on coronary CT angiography as markers of inducible regional myocardial hypoperfusion from severe coronary artery stenoses
    Haim Shmilovich
    Heart Institute and the Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 219:588-95. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Increased pericardial fat volume measured from noncontrast CT predicts myocardial ischemia by SPECT
    Balaji Tamarappoo
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:1104-12. 2010
    ..We evaluated the association between pericardial fat and myocardial ischemia for risk stratification...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of the extent and severity of myocardial perfusion defects measured by CT coronary angiography and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging
    Balaji K Tamarappoo
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:1010-9. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Are shades of gray prognostically useful in reporting myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography?
    Aiden Abidov
    Department of Imaging and the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2:290-8. 2009
    ..The prognostic value of expressing levels of certainty compared with a dichotomous normal/abnormal classification or categories for summed stress scores is unclear...
  12. pmc Comparison of fully automated computer analysis and visual scoring for detection of coronary artery disease from myocardial perfusion SPECT in a large population
    Reza Arsanjani
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nucl Med 54:221-8. 2013
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessment of diastolic function using 16-frame 99mTc-sestamibi gated myocardial perfusion SPECT: normal values
    Cigdem Akincioglu
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 46:1102-8. 2005
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Aortic size assessment by noncontrast cardiac computed tomography: normal limits by age, gender, and body surface area
    Arik Wolak
    Departments of Imaging, CSMC Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:200-9. 2008
    ..To determine normal limits for ascending and descending thoracic aorta diameters in a large population of asymptomatic, low-risk adult subjects...
  15. doi request reprint Enhanced definition PET for cardiac imaging
    Ludovic Le Meunier
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Taper Bldg, A238, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:414-26. 2010
    ..We aimed to determine in phantom and cardiac clinical studies the impact of a new high-resolution PET image reconstruction...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion SPECT versus exercise electrocardiography in patients with ST-segment depression on resting electrocardiography
    Andrea De Lorenzo
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 12:655-61. 2005
    ..The value of exercise-induced ST-segment depression for the prognostic evaluation of patients with 1 mm of ST depression or greater on the resting electrocardiogram is controversial...
  17. doi request reprint Relationship of dyspnea vs. typical angina to coronary artery disease severity, burden, composition and location on coronary CT angiography
    Rine Nakanishi
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 230:61-6. 2013
    ..TypAng to adverse measures of CAD prognosis-including severity, burden, composition, and myocardium at risk-has not been examined...
  18. doi request reprint Mortality risk as a function of the ratio of pulmonary trunk to ascending aorta diameter in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Rine Nakanishi
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 111:1259-63. 2013
    ....
  19. pmc What have we learned from CONFIRM? Prognostic implications from a prospective multicenter international observational cohort study of consecutive patients undergoing coronary computed tomographic angiography
    Yuka Otaki
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:787-95. 2012
    ..This article summarizes the current status of several studies from CONFIRM registry...
  20. doi request reprint Comparative value of coronary artery calcium and multiple blood biomarkers for prognostication of cardiovascular events
    Jamal S Rana
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1449-53. 2012
    ..In conclusion, in this study of asymptomatic subjects without known CVD, addition of CAC but not biomarkers substantially improved risk reclassification for future CVD events beyond traditional risk factors...
  21. pmc Weight change modulates epicardial fat burden: a 4-year serial study with non-contrast computed tomography
    Ryo Nakazato
    Departments of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Medicine Division of Cardiology, and the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Atherosclerosis 220:139-44. 2012
    ..Epicardial fat volume (EFV) is linked to cardiovascular event risk. We aimed to investigate the relationships between EFV and weight change...
  22. ncbi request reprint Integration of automatically measured transient ischemic dilation ratio into interpretation of adenosine stress myocardial perfusion SPECT for detection of severe and extensive CAD
    Aiden Abidov
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 45:1999-2007. 2004
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Combined supine and prone quantitative myocardial perfusion SPECT: method development and clinical validation in patients with no known coronary artery disease
    Hidetaka Nishina
    Department of Imaging and CSMC Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 47:51-8. 2006
    ..However, the diagnostic value of prone imaging alone or combined acquisition has not been previously described using quantitative analysis...
  24. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcium scoring using a reduced tube voltage and radiation dose protocol with dual-source computed tomography
    Ryo Nakazato
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Taper Building Room 1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:394-400. 2009
    ..Technical advances to minimize radiation exposure because of imaging are in accord with the "as low as reasonably achievable" principle...
  25. doi request reprint Automated 3-dimensional quantification of noncalcified and calcified coronary plaque from coronary CT angiography
    Damini Dey
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Taper Building, A238, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:372-82. 2009
    ..We aimed to develop an automated algorithm (APQ) for accurate volumetric quantification of non-calcified (NCP) and calcified plaque (CP) from coronary CT angiography (CCTA)...
  26. doi request reprint Assessment of left ventricular regional wall motion and ejection fraction with low-radiation dose helical dual-source CT: comparison to two-dimensional echocardiography
    Ryo Nakazato
    Department of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:149-57. 2011
    ..Electrocardiographic (ECG)-based tube current modulation during cardiac CT reduces radiation exposure but significantly increases noise in parts of the cardiac cycle where tube current is minimized...
  27. doi request reprint Stress thallium-201/rest technetium-99m sequential dual isotope high-speed myocardial perfusion imaging
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2:273-82. 2009
    ....
  28. pmc Threshold for the upper normal limit of indexed epicardial fat volume: derivation in a healthy population and validation in an outcome-based study
    Haim Shmilovich
    Department of Medicine, Heart Institute, Cardiac Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1680-5. 2011
    ..In conclusion, in a healthy population we determined 68.1 cm(3)/m(2) as the 95th percentile threshold for abnormally high EFVi. EFVi exceeding this value independently predicted MACE and trended to add to CCS and FRS in this prediction...
  29. ncbi request reprint Combined quantitative supine-prone myocardial perfusion SPECT improves detection of coronary artery disease and normalcy rates in women
    Piotr J Slomka
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 14:44-52. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of poststress left ventricular volume and ejection fraction by gated myocardial perfusion SPECT in women and men: gender-related differences in normal limits and outcomes
    Tali Sharir
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:495-506. 2006
    ..Whether there are gender differences in the prognostic application of gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) has not been assessed...
  31. doi request reprint Aggregate plaque volume by coronary computed tomography angiography is superior and incremental to luminal narrowing for diagnosis of ischemic lesions of intermediate stenosis severity
    Ryo Nakazato
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:460-7. 2013
    ....
  32. pmc Relationship of epicardial fat volume to coronary plaque, severe coronary stenosis, and high-risk coronary plaque features assessed by coronary CT angiography
    Ronak Rajani
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 7:125-32. 2013
    ..Associations of epicardial fat volume (EFV) measured on noncontrast cardiac CT (NCT) include coronary plaque, myocardial ischemia, and adverse cardiac events...
  33. ncbi request reprint Underestimation of extent of ischemia by gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with left main coronary artery disease
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 14:521-8. 2007
    ..There have been limited data regarding the value of gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for the detection of left main coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  34. pmc Prognostic value of automated vs visual analysis for adenosine stress myocardial perfusion SPECT in patients without prior coronary artery disease: a case-control study
    Yuan Xu
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper A047, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 18:1003-9; quiz 1010-4. 2011
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Increase in epicardial fat volume is associated with greater coronary artery calcification progression in subjects at intermediate risk by coronary calcium score: a serial study using non-contrast cardiac CT
    Rine Nakanishi
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 218:363-8. 2011
    ..Epicardial fat volume (EFV) is related to calcified coronary plaques. However, it is unknown whether baseline EFV or changes in EFV affect the progression of coronary artery calcification over time...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prognostic impact of hemodynamic response to adenosine in patients older than age 55 years undergoing vasodilator stress myocardial perfusion study
    Aiden Abidov
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper Building, Room 1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Circulation 107:2894-9. 2003
    ..The prognostic importance of various hemodynamic responses to adenosine infusion in patients undergoing adenosine stress myocardial perfusion stress (MPS) has not been defined...
  37. ncbi request reprint Impact of body mass index on cardiac mortality in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease undergoing myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography
    Xingping Kang
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, and CSMC Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1418-26. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the prognostic value of myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (MPS)...
  38. pmc Performance of the traditional age, sex, and angina typicality-based approach for estimating pretest probability of angiographically significant coronary artery disease in patients undergoing coronary computed tomographic angiography: results from the mul
    Victor Y Cheng
    Heart Institute and Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Circulation 124:2423-32, 1-8. 2011
    ..Reliability of guideline probabilities has not been investigated in patients referred to noninvasive CAD testing...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparative use of radionuclide stress testing, coronary artery calcium scanning, and noninvasive coronary angiography for diagnostic and prognostic cardiac assessment
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, CSMC Burns and Allen Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Semin Nucl Med 37:2-16. 2007
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  40. pmc Quantitative assessment of myocardial perfusion abnormality on SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging is more reproducible than expert visual analysis
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Room 1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:45-53. 2009
    ..Few studies have addressed whether quantitative SPECT MPI assessment would be more reproducible for this application...
  41. ncbi request reprint Added value of rest to stress study for recognition of artifacts in perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance
    Louise E J Thomson
    Department of Imaging, and Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 9:733-40. 2007
    ..The objective was to determine whether rest perfusion (RP) adds to stress perfusion (SP) and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for detection of impaired coronary flow reserve...
  42. doi request reprint Threshold, incidence, and predictors of prognostically high-risk silent ischemia in asymptomatic patients without prior diagnosis of coronary artery disease
    Michael J Zellweger
    Department of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:193-200. 2009
    ..Little is known about incidence, threshold, and predictors of prognostically relevant silent ischemia (SI). The aim was to study these three aspects of silent coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular shape index assessed by gated stress myocardial perfusion SPECT: initial description of a new variable
    Aiden Abidov
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:652-9. 2006
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Relationship of low- and high-density lipoproteins to coronary artery plaque composition by CT angiography
    Ryo Nakazato
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 7:83-90. 2013
    ..The association between lipoprotein levels and coronary plaque composition is not well understood...
  45. doi request reprint Low radiation coronary calcium scoring by dual-source CT with tube current optimization based on patient body size
    Damini Dey
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Room A238, Taper Building, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 6:113-20. 2012
    ..Reducing tube voltage from 120 kV to 100 kV during noncontrast CT for the detection of coronary artery calcium reduces patient radiation exposure...
  46. pmc Automatic 3D registration of dynamic stress and rest (82)Rb and flurpiridaz F 18 myocardial perfusion PET data for patient motion detection and correction
    Jonghye Woo
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Med Phys 38:6313-26. 2011
    ..The patient motion correction was of primary interest and the effects of patient motion with the use of flurpiridaz F 18 and (82)Rb were demonstrated...
  47. ncbi request reprint Comparison of atherosclerotic calcification burden in persons with the cardiometabolic syndrome and diabetes
    Nathan D Wong
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiometab Syndr 1:90-4. 2006
    ..52-2.90) for CAC and 1.14 (0.91-1.42), 1.03 (0.77-1.37), 1.03 (0.68-1.54), and 1.41 (1.03-1.92) for TAC. Multiple CMS risk factors are associated with increased CAC, but not TAC; DM with CMS has the highest prevalence of CAC and TAC...
  48. doi request reprint Prognostic implications of myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography in the elderly
    Rory Hachamovitch
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Circulation 120:2197-206. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the clinical value of stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in elderly patients (> or =75 years of age)...
  49. pmc Quantitative upright-supine high-speed SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for detection of coronary artery disease: correlation with invasive coronary angiography
    Ryo Nakazato
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 51:1724-31. 2010
    ....
  50. pmc Computer-aided non-contrast CT-based quantification of pericardial and thoracic fat and their associations with coronary calcium and Metabolic Syndrome
    Damini Dey
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Atherosclerosis 209:136-41. 2010
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Comparison of myocardial perfusion 82Rb PET performed with CT- and transmission CT-based attenuation correction
    Piotr J Slomka
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nucl Med 49:1992-8. 2008
    ..Our study aimed to compare the transmission CT (TCT)-based and CT-based AC for myocardial perfusion PET/CT images with a direct semiquantitative approach comparing differences in segmental count distribution...
  52. doi request reprint Predicting success of prospective and retrospective gating with dual-source coronary computed tomography angiography: development of selection criteria and initial experience
    Ariel Gutstein
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2:81-90. 2008
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Nonlinear registration of serial coronary CT angiography (CCTA) for assessment of changes in atherosclerotic plaque
    Jonghye Woo
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Med Phys 37:885-96. 2010
    ..To this end, the authors aimed at developing a fully automatic nonlinear volume coregistration for longitudinal CCTA scan pairs...
  54. doi request reprint Image quality and artifacts in coronary CT angiography with dual-source CT: initial clinical experience
    Damini Dey
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Taper Building, A1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2:105-14. 2008
    ..We aimed to characterize artifacts observed in a routine clinical coronary CT angiography (CCTA) performed by a dual-source CT (DSCT) scanner (Definition; Siemens Medical Solutions)...
  55. pmc Assessment of the relationship between stenosis severity and distribution of coronary artery stenoses on multislice computed tomographic angiography and myocardial ischemia detected by single photon emission computed tomography
    Balaji K Tamarappoo
    Department of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Room 1258, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:791-802. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate the relationship between stenosis severity assessed by CCTA and ischemia on SPECT-MPI...
  56. pmc Quantification of 3D regional myocardial wall thickening from gated magnetic resonance images
    Mithun Prasad
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Magn Reson Imaging 31:317-27. 2010
    ..To develop 3D quantitative measures of regional myocardial wall motion and thickening using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to validate them by comparison to standard visual scoring assessment...
  57. pmc Geometric feature-based multimodal image registration of contrast-enhanced cardiac CT with gated myocardial perfusion SPECT
    Jonghye Woo
    Department of Imaging AIM program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Med Phys 36:5467-79. 2009
    ..Fused anatomical and physiological data acquired sequentially on separate scanners can be coregistered to accurately diagnose CAD in specific coronary vessels...
  58. pmc Whole-heart coronary MRA with 100% respiratory gating efficiency: self-navigated three-dimensional retrospective image-based motion correction (TRIM)
    Jianing Pang
    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Magn Reson Med 71:67-74. 2014
    ..To develop a three-dimensional retrospective image-based motion correction technique for whole-heart coronary MRA with self-navigation that eliminates both the need to setup a diaphragm navigator and gate the acquisition...
  59. pmc Prognostic value of quantitative high-speed myocardial perfusion imaging
    Ryo Nakazato
    Department of Imaging, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Taper Building Suite 1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:1113-23. 2012
    ..We studied the prognostic value of fully automated quantitative analysis software applied to new solid-state, high-speed (HS) SPECT-myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
  60. pmc Statins use and coronary artery plaque composition: results from the International Multicenter CONFIRM Registry
    Ryo Nakazato
    Cedars Sinai Heart Institute and Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 225:148-53. 2012
    ..We evaluated the association of statin use to coronary plaque composition type in patients without known coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing CCTA...
  61. pmc Automated quantitative Rb-82 3D PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging: normal limits and correlation with invasive coronary angiography
    Ryo Nakazato
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:265-76. 2012
    ..We aimed to characterize normal limits and to determine the diagnostic accuracy for an automated quantification of 3D 82-Rubidium (Rb-82) PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
  62. ncbi request reprint "Motion-frozen" display and quantification of myocardial perfusion
    Piotr J Slomka
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 45:1128-34. 2004
    ..To improve the image quality and accuracy of gated MPS we propose to eliminate the influence of cardiac LV motion in the display and quantification by a novel "motion-frozen" (MF) technique...
  63. ncbi request reprint Transient ischemic dilation ratio of the left ventricle is a significant predictor of future cardiac events in patients with otherwise normal myocardial perfusion SPECT
    Aiden Abidov
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1818-25. 2003
    ..This study evaluated the prognostic value of transient ischemic dilation (TID) of the left ventricle (LV) in patients with normal stress myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (MPS)...
  64. ncbi request reprint Prognostic implications of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography
    Aiden Abidov
    Departments of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine and Medicine Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1062-70. 2004
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Moving beyond binary grading of coronary arterial stenoses on coronary computed tomographic angiography: insights for the imager and referring clinician
    Victor Cheng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 1:460-71. 2008
    ..We evaluated the technical and clinical utility of visual 5-point coronary stenosis grading on coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA)...
  66. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of dyspnea in patients referred for cardiac stress testing
    Aiden Abidov
    Department of Imaging, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:1889-98. 2005
    ..Although dyspnea is a common symptom, there has been only limited investigation of its prognostic significance among patients referred for cardiac evaluation...
  67. doi request reprint The relationship between epicardial fat volume and incident coronary artery calcium
    Yuka Otaki
    Department of Cardiac Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:310-6. 2011
    ..Epicardial fat volume (EFV) has been associated with prevalent but not incident coronary artery calcium. However, the relationship between EFV and development of incident coronary calcium (incCC) has not been reported...
  68. pmc Transient ischemic dilation for coronary artery disease in quantitative analysis of same-day sestamibi myocardial perfusion SPECT
    Yuan Xu
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper A238, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:465-73. 2012
    ..However, TID has not been evaluated for 99mTc-sestamibi rest/stress protocols (Mibi-Mibi). We aimed to develop normal limits and evaluate diagnostic power of TID ratio for Mibi-Mibi scans...
  69. ncbi request reprint Determinants of risk and its temporal variation in patients with normal stress myocardial perfusion scans: what is the warranty period of a normal scan?
    Rory Hachamovitch
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1329-40. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the predictors of risk and the temporal characteristics of risk associated with normal myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (MPS)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and diabetes are associated with an increased likelihood of inducible myocardial ischemia among patients with subclinical atherosclerosis
    Nathan D Wong
    Director of Cardiac Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Bldg, Room 1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1445-50. 2005
    ..Because metabolic syndrome contributes to atherosclerosis, we assessed whether it also influences the relationship between CAC levels and myocardial ischemia...
  71. ncbi request reprint Automatic quantification of myocardial perfusion stress-rest change: a new measure of ischemia
    Piotr J Slomka
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, A047 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 45:183-91. 2004
    ..Such an approach is not optimal because images are not compared directly with each other and a complex set of stress and rest normal limits is required...
  72. doi request reprint Ranolazine improves angina in women with evidence of myocardial ischemia but no obstructive coronary artery disease
    Puja K Mehta
    Women s Heart Center, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:514-22. 2011
    ..We conducted a pilot study for a large definitive clinical trial evaluating the impact of ranolazine in women with angina, evidence of myocardial ischemia, and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Roles of nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance: assessment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 47:74-82. 2006
    ..While CT and CMR are likely to grow considerably in diagnostic evaluation over the next several years, MPS and PET will continue to be very valuable techniques for this purpose...
  74. pmc Automated quality control for segmentation of myocardial perfusion SPECT
    Yuan Xu
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nucl Med 50:1418-26. 2009
    ..We have developed a technique to automatically detect these failures for both nongated and gated studies...
  75. pmc Reduction in downstream test utilization following introduction of coronary computed tomography in a cardiology practice
    Ronald P Karlsberg
    Cardiovascular Research Foundation of Southern California, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:359-66. 2010
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Computer-aided detection and evaluation of lipid-rich plaque on noncontrast cardiac CT
    Damini Dey
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Rm 1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 186:S407-13. 2006
    ..Noncontrast electron beam CT (EBCT) and MDCT are established for the assessment of calcified plaque, but not lipid-rich plaque. We developed software to identify lipid-rich plaque with noncontrast electron beam tomography (EBT) and MDCT...
  77. pmc Improved quantification and normal limits for myocardial perfusion stress-rest change
    Mithun Prasad
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nucl Med 51:204-9. 2010
    ..We aimed to improve the quantification of myocardial perfusion stress-rest changes in myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) studies for the optimal automatic detection of ischemia and coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  78. doi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein and noncalcified coronary plaque composition in patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease on computed tomographic angiography
    Victor Y Cheng
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:761-6. 2010
    ....
  79. doi request reprint Dual-source coronary computed tomography angiography in patients with atrial fibrillation: initial experience
    Arik Wolak
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, and CSMC Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2:172-80. 2008
    ..The 83-millisecond temporal resolution of the dual-source CT (DSCT) may be sufficient to allow CCTA in patients with AF...
  80. pmc Motion frozen (18)F-FDG cardiac PET
    Ludovic Le Meunier
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 18:259-66. 2011
    ..Cardiac Motion Frozen" (CMF) processing eliminates the influence of cardiac motion in static summed images. We have evaluated the combined use of CMF- and PSF-based reconstruction for high-resolution cardiac PET...
  81. pmc Motion-frozen myocardial perfusion SPECT improves detection of coronary artery disease in obese patients
    Yasuyuki Suzuki
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 49:1075-9. 2008
    ..In this study, we compared the diagnostic performance of the standard SPECT with motion-frozen (MF) myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) in obese patients...
  82. ncbi request reprint Roles of nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance: Noninvasive risk stratification and a conceptual framework for the selection of noninvasive imaging tests in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease
    Daniel S Berman
    Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 47:1107-18. 2006
    ..We consider it likely that, with an increased emphasis on prevention and a concomitant aging of the population, many forms of noninvasive cardiac imaging will continue to grow, with nuclear cardiology continuing to grow...
  83. ncbi request reprint Rapid assessment of left ventricular segmental wall motion, ejection fraction, and volumes with single breath-hold, multi-slice TrueFISP MR imaging
    David S Fieno
    Department of Imaging Division of Cardiology, and CSMC Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 8:435-44. 2006
    ....
  84. doi request reprint Reproducibility of coronary artery plaque volume and composition quantification by 64-detector row coronary computed tomographic angiography: an intraobserver, interobserver, and interscan variability study
    Victor Y Cheng
    Department of Medicine, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Taper Building Room 1258, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 3:312-20. 2009
    ..Interscan variability of coronary arterial plaque volume and composition quantification with coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA), an important attribute when considering CCTA as a serial modality, has not been examined...
  85. pmc Interscan reproducibility of computer-aided epicardial and thoracic fat measurement from noncontrast cardiac CT
    Ryo Nakazato
    Department of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 5:172-9. 2011
    ..Interscan reproducibility of EFV quantification from noncontrast CT has not been reported...
  86. ncbi request reprint Patient motion correction for multiplanar, multi-breath-hold cardiac cine MR imaging
    Piotr J Slomka
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, A047 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Magn Reson Imaging 25:965-73. 2007
    ..To correct for spatial misregistration of multi-breath-hold short-axis (SA), two-chamber (2CH), and four-chamber (4CH) cine cardiac MR (CMR) images caused by respiratory and patient motion...
  87. ncbi request reprint Automatic detection and size quantification of infarcts by myocardial perfusion SPECT: clinical validation by delayed-enhancement MRI
    Piotr J Slomka
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program, Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 46:728-35. 2005
    ..We aimed to validate the accuracy of a new automated myocardial perfusion SPECT quantification based on normal limits for detection and sizing of infarcts, using delayed-enhancement MRI (DE-MRI) as a gold standard...
  88. ncbi request reprint Simplified normal limits and automated quantitative assessment for attenuation-corrected myocardial perfusion SPECT
    Piotr J Slomka
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 13:642-51. 2006
    ....
  89. pmc Combined quantitative analysis of attenuation corrected and non-corrected myocardial perfusion SPECT: Method development and clinical validation
    Yuan Xu
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper A047, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:591-9. 2010
    ..We aimed to develop a combined quantitative analysis from AC and NC data to improve the accuracy of automated detection of CAD from AC-MPS...