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Feasibility of a single-beat prospective ECG-gated cardiac CT for comprehensive evaluation of aortic valve disease using a 256-detector row wide-volume CT scanner: an initial experience

 Jin Young Kim  ;  Young Joo Suh  ;  Suyon Chang  ;  Dong Jin Im  ;  Yoo Jin Hong  ;  Hye-Jeong Lee  ;  Jin Hur  ;  Young Jin Kim  ;  Byoung Wook Choi 
 International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, Vol.34(2) : 293-300, 2018 
Journal Title
 International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 
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Aortic valve ; Aortic valve insufficiency ; Aortic valve stenosis ; Echocardiography ; Multidetector computed tomography
The aim of our study was to investigate the feasibility of single-beat prospective electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated cardiac computed tomography (CT) using a 256-detector row wide-volume CT scanner for functional and anatomical evaluation of the aortic valve (AV) and coronary arteries in patients with AV disease. A total of 50 patients who underwent cardiac CT scan with a wide-volume 256-detector row CT scanner for the evaluation of AV and aorta were retrospectively enrolled. Cardiac CT was performed using the prospective ECG-gated acquisition mode, and AV image quality was analyzed using a four-point grading system. Severity of aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR) were assessed by CT and correlated to that assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) based on kappa statistics (kappa). Estimated radiation exposure was assessed. Among 50 patients, 44 underwent cardiac CT with single-beat acquisition. The median image quality score of AV was 3.0 on the systolic phase and 4.0 on the diastolic phase. Severity of AS and AR by CT showed moderate agreement with TTE. The mean effective radiation dose was 3.75 +/- 1.43 mSv for CT angiography. Using 256-detector row wide-volume CT, the single-beat cardiac CT is feasible for evaluation of AV disease and the coronary arteries, with acceptable image quality and a low radiation dose of 3.75 mSv.
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김영진(Kim, Young Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6235-6550
김진영(Kim, Jin Young)
서영주(Suh, Young Joo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2078-5832
이혜정(Lee, Hye Jeong) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4349-9174
임동진(Im, Dong Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8139-5646
장수연(Chang, Su Yon)
최병욱(Choi, Byoung Wook) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8873-5444
허진(Hur, Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8651-6571
홍유진(Hong, Yoo Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7276-0944
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