Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Lipids and Lipoproteins

Vol 15, Issue 1 (2019)


FEATURED GUEST EDITOR

ISSUE INTRO

Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease: Putting it All Together

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RECOGNITIONS

Guest Editors Henry Pownall and Antonio Gotto Offer Insight and Expertise on the topic of Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cholesterol: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

How Much Do Lipid Guidelines Help the Clinician? Reading Between the (Guide)lines

Statins: Then and Now

Poststatin Lipid Therapeutics: A Review

HDL and Reverse Cholesterol Transport Biomarkers

Revisiting Reverse Cholesterol Transport in the Context of High-Density Lipoprotein Free Cholesterol Bioavailability

High-Density Lipoprotein Subspecies in Health and Human Disease: Focus on Type 2 Diabetes

Gene Delivery in Lipid Research and Therapies

CASE REPORTS See More

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies

Loperamide Mimicking Brugada Pattern

Reversed Pulsus Paradoxus in Right Ventricular Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Transcatheter Embolization of a Persistent Vertical Vein: A Rare Cause of Left-to-Right Shunt and Right-Sided Heart Failure

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

Addressing the Feedback Loop Between Depression, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney as an Endocrine Organ

EDITORIALS

Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Cardiology through Tangible Opportunities for Mentorship and Leadership

Vol 14, Issue 3 (2018)

Article Abstract

Intraoperative Imaging and Image Fusion for Venous Interventions


Article Citation:

Chinnadurai P, Bismuth J. Intraoperative Imaging and Image Fusion for Venous Interventions. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2018;14(3):200-7.

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Abstract

Advanced imaging for intraoperative evaluation of venous pathologies has played an increasingly significant role in this era of evolving minimally invasive surgical and interventional therapies. The evolution of dedicated venous stents and other novel interventional devices has mandated the need for advanced imaging tools to optimize safe and accurate device deployment. Most venous interventions are typically performed using a combination of standard 2-dimensional (2D) fluoroscopy, digital-subtraction angiography, and intravascular ultrasound imaging techniques. Latest generation computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners have been shown to provide high-resolution 3D and 4D information about venous vasculature. In addition to morphological imaging, novel MRI techniques such as 3D time-resolved MR venography and 4D flow sequences can provide quantitative information and help visualize intricate flow patterns to better understand complex venous pathologies. Moreover, the high-fidelity information from multiple imaging techniques can be integrated using image fusion to overcome the limitations of current intraoperative imaging techniques. For example, the limitations of standard 2D fluoroscopy and luminal angiography can be compensated for by perivascular and soft-tissue information from MRI during complex venous interventions using image fusion techniques. Intraoperative dynamic evaluation of devices such as venous stents and real-time understanding of changes in flow patterns during venous interventions may be routinely available in future interventional suites with integrated multimodality CT or MR imaging capabilities. The purpose of this review is to discuss the outlook of intraoperative imaging and multimodality image fusion techniques and highlight their value during complex venous interventions.

Keywords
image fusion , MRI venous imaging , cone-beam CT imaging , intraoperative imaging , multimodality image guidance