Damini Dey

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Automated quantitation of pericardiac fat from noncontrast CT
    Damini Dey
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Invest Radiol 43:145-53. 2008
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Non-invasive measurement of coronary plaque from coronary CT angiography and its clinical implications
    Damini Dey
    Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 11:1067-77. 2013
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Automated three-dimensional quantification of noncalcified coronary plaque from coronary CT angiography: comparison with intravascular US
    Damini Dey
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, and David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper Building A238, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Radiology 257:516-22. 2010
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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 Improved accuracy of myocardial perfusion SPECT for detection of coronary artery disease by machine learning in a large population
    Reza Arsanjani
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper A238, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 20:553-62. 2013
  10. 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

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Publications68

  1. doi request reprint Automated quantitation of pericardiac fat from noncontrast CT
    Damini Dey
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Invest Radiol 43:145-53. 2008
    ..We aimed to develop new software (QFAT) for automatic quantitation of PF from noncontrast cardiac CT and compare PF measures to other cardiovascular risk factors...
  2. 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)...
  3. doi request reprint Non-invasive measurement of coronary plaque from coronary CT angiography and its clinical implications
    Damini Dey
    Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 11:1067-77. 2013
    ..The aim of this review is to summarize current methods for quantitative measurement of atherosclerotic plaque features from coronary CTA and to discuss their clinical implications...
  4. 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)...
  5. doi request reprint Automated three-dimensional quantification of noncalcified coronary plaque from coronary CT angiography: comparison with intravascular US
    Damini Dey
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, and David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper Building A238, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Radiology 257:516-22. 2010
    ....
  6. 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
    ....
  7. 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...
  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 Improved accuracy of myocardial perfusion SPECT for detection of coronary artery disease by machine learning in a large population
    Reza Arsanjani
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper A238, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 20:553-62. 2013
    ..We aimed to improve the diagnostic accuracy of myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) by integrating clinical data and quantitative image features with machine learning (ML) algorithms...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
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  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  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. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Automated knowledge-based detection of nonobstructive and obstructive arterial lesions from coronary CT angiography
    Dongwoo Kang
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Med Phys 40:041912. 2013
    ..The authors aimed to develop a robust, automated algorithm for unsupervised computer detection of coronary artery lesions...
  24. 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)...
  25. 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
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  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
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  29. doi request reprint Relation of diagonal ear lobe crease to the presence, extent, and severity of coronary artery disease determined by coronary computed tomography angiography
    Haim Shmilovich
    Department of Medicine and Imaging, Heart Institute, Cardiac Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1283-7. 2012
    ..001). In conclusion, in this study of patients imaged with CT angiography, finding DELC was independently and significantly associated with increased prevalence, extent, and severity of CAD...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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)...
  36. 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
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  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Algorithm for radiation dose reduction with helical dual source coronary computed tomography angiography in clinical practice
    Ariel Gutstein
    Department of Imaging, Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2:311-22. 2008
    ..Strategies to reduce the radiation dose of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), while maintaining diagnostic image quality, are imperative for cardiac CT...
  39. pmc Gender differences in the prevalence, severity, and composition of coronary artery disease in the young: a study of 1635 individuals undergoing coronary CT angiography from the prospective, multinational confirm registry
    Yuka Otaki
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 16:490-9. 2015
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  40. doi request reprint Quantification and characterisation of coronary artery plaque volume and adverse plaque features by coronary computed tomographic angiography: a direct comparison to intravascular ultrasound
    Ryo Nakazato
    Departments of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine and Medicine Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, S Mark Taper Building, Suite 1258, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA
    Eur Radiol 23:2109-17. 2013
    ..We evaluated the performance of manual measures of coronary plaque volumes and atherosclerotic plaque features from coronary CT angiography (CTA), using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as the reference...
  41. 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...
  42. doi request reprint Coronary arterial 18F-FDG uptake by fusion of PET and coronary CT angiography at sites of percutaneous stenting for acute myocardial infarction and stable coronary artery disease
    Victor Y Cheng
    Heart Institute and Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Nucl Med 53:575-83. 2012
    ..We examined (18)F-FDG uptake at the culprit sites of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after percutaneous coronary stenting (PCS) by coregistering PET and coronary CT angiography (CTA)...
  43. pmc Demons versus Level-Set motion registration for coronary 18F-sodium fluoride PET
    Mathieu Rubeaux
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 9784:. 2016
    ..On the other hand, the observed TBR increases were the highest for the level-set technique. Further investigations of the optimal registration technique of this novel coronary PET imaging technique are warranted...
  44. pmc Prediction of revascularization after myocardial perfusion SPECT by machine learning in a large population
    Reza Arsanjani
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Taper A238, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 22:877-84. 2015
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  45. doi request reprint Combined Quantitative Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion and Coronary Artery Calcium Score by Hybrid 82Rb PET/CT Improves Detection of Coronary Artery Disease
    Yafim Brodov
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
    J Nucl Med 56:1345-50. 2015
    ..We aimed to determine whether the combined analysis of MPI and CAC could improve the diagnostic accuracy of PET MPI in detection of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  46. doi request reprint Optimizing image contrast display improves quantitative stenosis measurement in heavily calcified coronary arterial segments on coronary CT angiography: A proof-of-concept and comparison to quantitative invasive coronary angiography
    Haim Shmilovich
    Department of Medicine and Cardiac Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Taper Building No 1258, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Electronic address
    Acad Radiol 21:797-804. 2014
    ..We sought to evaluate the impact of modifying window level on reducing blooming artifact, and its impact on stenosis quantification...
  47. doi request reprint Quantitative plaque features from coronary computed tomography angiography to identify regional ischemia by myocardial perfusion imaging
    Mariana Díaz-Zamudio
    Departments of Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging . 2016
    ..We aimed to investigate whether quantitative plaque features measured from coronary CT angiography (CCTA) predict ischemia by myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging (MPI)...
  48. doi request reprint Automatic registration of misaligned CT attenuation correction maps in Rb-82 PET/CT improves detection of angiographically significant coronary artery disease
    Piotr J Slomka
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program, Departments of Imaging and Medicine, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Ste A047 N, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 22:1285-95. 2015
    ..We aimed to evaluate the utility of fully automated software registration intended to improve CT attenuation correction (CTAC) map misalignments during cardiac (82)Rb PET/CT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI)...
  49. pmc Relationship Between Quantitative Adverse Plaque Features From Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography and Downstream Impaired Myocardial Flow Reserve by 13N-Ammonia Positron Emission Tomography: A Pilot Study
    Damini Dey
    From the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute D D, D L and Department of Imaging and Medicine M D Z, Y O, H G, G G, D S B, P J S, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany A S, S A Departments of Nuclear Cardiology E A, L E J O and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Department A M, Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia Ignacio Chavez, Mexico, DF, Mexico and Unidad PET CT Ciclotron Facultad de Medicina UNAM, Mexico, DF, Mexico E A
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 8:e003255. 2015
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  50. doi request reprint Relationship of epicardial fat volume from noncontrast CT with impaired myocardial flow reserve by positron emission tomography
    Yuka Otaki
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 9:303-9. 2015
    ..Impaired myocardial flow reserve (MFR) is a marker of coronary vascular dysfunction with prognostic significance...
  51. doi request reprint Motion Correction of 18F-NaF PET for Imaging Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques
    Mathieu Rubeaux
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California and
    J Nucl Med 57:54-9. 2016
    ..We aimed to determine whether a motion correction technique applied to gated (18)F-NaF PET images could enhance image quality and improve uptake estimates...
  52. pmc Automated Quantitative Plaque Burden from Coronary CT Angiography Noninvasively Predicts Hemodynamic Significance by using Fractional Flow Reserve in Intermediate Coronary Lesions
    Mariana Díaz-Zamudio
    From the Department of Imaging and Medicine, Division of Nuclear Medicine M D Z, R N, H G, P J S, D S B, and Biomedical Imaging Research Institute D D, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, S Mark Taper Building A238, Los Angeles, CA 90048 Department of Internal Medicine 2, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany A S, S A Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY J N Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY J K M Department of Medicine, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, South Korea J H D and Department of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea B K K
    Radiology 276:408-15. 2015
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  53. doi request reprint Extensive thoracic aortic calcification is an independent predictor of development of coronary artery calcium among individuals with coronary artery calcium score of zero
    Yafim Brodov
    Department of Cardiac Imaging Division of Nuclear Medicine, The Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA Department of Cardiology, The Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 238:4-8. 2015
    ..The predictive value of thoracic aortic calcium (TAC) scores for coronary artery calcium (CAC) conversion (CAC>0) has not been fully evaluated...
  54. pmc Automatic alignment of myocardial perfusion PET and 64-slice coronary CT angiography on hybrid PET/CT
    Ryo Nakazato
    Department of Imaging, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 19:482-91. 2012
    ..However, PET and CCTA are acquired with differing breathing protocols and require software registration. We aimed to validate automatic correction for breathing misalignment between PET and CCTA acquired on hybrid scanner...
  55. pmc Automated pericardial fat quantification from coronary magnetic resonance angiography: feasibility study
    Xiaowei Ding
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048, United States University of California Los Angeles, Computer Science Department, Computer Graphics and Vision Laboratory, 580 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095, United States
    J Med Imaging (Bellingham) 3:014002. 2016
    ..Our approach may potentially be applied in a clinical setting, allowing for accurate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based PFV quantification without tedious manual tracing. ..
  56. ncbi request reprint Machine learning for prediction of all-cause mortality in patients with suspected coronary artery disease: a 5-year multicentre prospective registry analysis
    Manish Motwani
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine and the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, and the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Eur Heart J . 2016
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  57. doi request reprint Comparison of quantitative atherosclerotic plaque burden from coronary CT angiography in patients with first acute coronary syndrome and stable coronary artery disease
    Damini Dey
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Taper Building, Room A238, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA Electronic address
    J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 8:368-74. 2014
    ..Coronary CTA allows characterization of non-calcified and calcified plaque and identification of high-risk plaque features...
  58. pmc Improved accuracy of myocardial perfusion SPECT for the detection of coronary artery disease using a support vector machine algorithm
    Reza Arsanjani
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, and Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 54:549-55. 2013
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  59. ncbi request reprint Direct quantitative in vivo comparison of calcified atherosclerotic plaque on vascular MRI and CT by multimodality image registration
    Damini Dey
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Magn Reson Imaging 23:345-54. 2006
    ..To investigate direct volumetric in vivo correspondence of calcified atherosclerotic plaque lesions in MRI and CT images of the thoracic aorta by multimodality image registration and fusion...
  60. pmc Quantitative analysis of myocardial perfusion SPECT anatomically guided by coregistered 64-slice coronary CT angiography
    Piotr J Slomka
    Department of Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Nucl Med 50:1621-30. 2009
    ..We have developed an automated technique for MPS-CTA registration and demonstrate its utility for improved MPS quantification by guiding the coregistered physiologic (MPS) with anatomic CTA information...
  61. pmc Increased pericardial fat accumulation is associated with increased intramyocardial lipid content and duration of highly active antiretroviral therapy exposure in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a 3T cardiovascular magnetic resonance
    Mariana Díaz-Zamudio
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 17:91. 2015
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  62. 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...
  63. doi request reprint Dual-Gated Motion-Frozen Cardiac PET with Flurpiridaz F 18
    Piotr J Slomka
    Departments of Imaging and Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California Siemens Healthcare Molecular Imaging, Knoxville, Tennessee
    J Nucl Med 56:1876-81. 2015
    ..In a subgroup of patients imaged with this agent, we assessed the feasibility and benefit of simultaneous correction of respiratory and cardiac motion...
  64. pmc Noncalcified coronary plaque volumes in healthy people with a family history of early onset coronary artery disease
    Brian G Kral
    From the Johns Hopkins GeneSTAR Research Program, Department of Medicine B G K, L C B, D V, L R Y, R Q, T F M, D M B and Department of Radiology S L Z, E K F, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD and the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences D D and Departments of Imaging and Medicine D S B, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 7:446-53. 2014
    ..We examined the distributions of NCP and calcified coronary plaque in healthy 30- to 74-year-old individuals from families with early onset coronary artery disease...
  65. pmc Advances in nuclear cardiac instrumentation with a view towards reduced radiation exposure
    Piotr J Slomka
    Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AIM Program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 14:208-16. 2012
    ..In addition, stress-only protocols can be utilized to further reduce the radiation dose and the overall test time...
  66. ncbi request reprint Automated 3-dimensional registration of stand-alone (18)F-FDG whole-body PET with CT
    Piotr J Slomka
    Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Department, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Nucl Med 44:1156-67. 2003
    ..Image registration and fusion of whole-body (18)F-FDG PET with thoracic CT would allow combination of anatomic detail from CT with functional PET information, which could lead to improved diagnosis or PET-based radiotherapy planning...
  67. doi request reprint Automated pericardium delineation and epicardial fat volume quantification from noncontrast CT
    Xiaowei Ding
    Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048 and Computer Science Department, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095
    Med Phys 42:5015-26. 2015
    ..The authors aimed to develop and validate an automated algorithm for epicardial fat volume (EFV) quantification from noncontrast CT...
  68. pmc Effects of endogenous androgens and abdominal fat distribution on the interrelationship between insulin and non-insulin-mediated glucose uptake in females
    Uche Ezeh
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Center for Androgen Related Disorders, Cedars SinaiMedical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:1541-8. 2013
    ..It is unknown whether in PCOS NIMGU increases to compensate for declining IMGU and whether androgens and fat distribution influence this relationship...