• Translational Imaging of Coronary Vascular Reactivity with Myocardial Perfusion PET

    The effects of coronary artery diseases on the macrovasculature of the heart have been extensively studied, in contrast to the limited knowledge of effects seen in the microvasculature. As symtoms in the small vessels are an early warning sign of coronary artery disease, slowing or halting progression of these symptoms through improved diagnosis is the aim of the presented research. Dr. Robert deKemp is adapting PET imaging's stress over rest flow reserve, an established method in evaluating macrovasculature, to study the microvasculature. He presents his lab's translational micro-PET evalutaion of mice to determine effects of various stressors to eventually improve diagnostic procedures in humans and pre-clinically evaluate new therepeutic drugs. Read More
  • Ultrasound Techniques for Carotid Imaging: 3D Ultrasound

    Ultrasound Techniques for Carotid Imaging: 3D Ultrasound

    Using specialized equipment and advanced software, Dr. Fenster et al. have extended 2 dimensional ultrasound images to 3 dimensional acquisition. Through further software development, it has been possible for his team to reconstruct and measure existing carotid plaque in real time, allowing for accurate mapping of plaque regression or progression over time. Looking forward, Dr. Fenster describes current programs attempting to semi-automate plaque tracing on images. Read More
  • High Resolution MRI and Predicting Ischemic Brain Lesions: CAIN1

    High Resolution MRI and Predicting Ischemic Brain Lesions: CAIN1

    The ability to anticipate future ischemic events in the brain is the goal of CAIN1.  This presentation given by Josephine Pressacco for Alan Moody, covers the hypothesis, rationale, methods, goals and status of the CAIN1 project as of April 2011. Building on work already accomplished, it is anticipated that high resolution MRI will be proven useful in predicting end organ ischemic events through detailed characterization of atherosclerotic plaques. Read More
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  • Imaging as a Biomarker in Cardiology (CAIN1) +

    Imaging as a Biomarker in Cardiology (CAIN1)

    This presentation focuses on how MRI techniques can be used to examine carotid artery diseases. Dr. Moody aims to convey

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  • CT Measurement of Myocardial Perfusion +

    CT Measurement of Myocardial Perfusion

    The ability to determine the functional significance of coronary stenosis and myocardium at risk in the clinical emergency setting is

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  • Validation of Preop Imaging in Carotid Endarterectomy Specimens +

    Validation of Preop Imaging in Carotid Endarterectomy Specimens

    Working within the goal of CAIN2, Dr. Spence outlines the importance and methods towards outlining atherosclerosis patients would would benefit

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  • Pathology of Atherosclerosis +

    Pathology of Atherosclerosis

    A great primer in atheroma characterisation and processing, this video is recommended for all cardiac trainees. Dr. Hammond describes the

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  • PET Agents in Clinical Oncology: Role of Radiopharmaceutical Science +

    PET Agents in Clinical Oncology: Role of Radiopharmaceutical Science

    In keeping with the goals of the MITNEC program, Dr. Mercer discusses the roles of radiopharmaceuticals in PET and SPECT

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