Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC)

Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC)

The Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School is dedicated to developing and leveraging novel imaging techniques to address important cardiovascular issues.



The Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC) @ MGH and HMS brings together a group of researchers that are using advanced cardiovascular imaging to improve patient health. CIRC creates new opportunities to use the combined power of AI and Imaging for biomarker discovery and improvements in population health, multisystem imaging to unlock the secrets of how external stress leads to brain activation that advances atherosclerosis, and how to address the excess risk of cardiovascular disease among patients with cancer.
Our goal is to perform research that is uniquely impactful and changes in clinical practice. As such, we thrive to break down silos and cross boundaries. We are asking the difficult questions for today’s major healthcare problems.

Are there mechanistically sound pathophysiological pathways that explain novel insights? Do new markers have the potential to improve health outcomes in an economically viable fashion?
For this, we are pioneering multisystem imaging biomarker discovery - from coronary atherosclerosis to vascular inflammation to amygdala activity to myocardial fibrosis to deep learning based biological age – and conduct benchmark clinical trials – Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV, myocardial fibrosis and function after anthracyclines using MR (STOP-CA), the effect of methotrexate on vascular inflammation with PET in HIV (CIRT PET sub-study), the effect of statins on myocardial fibrosis and fat in HIV (REPRIEVE-MR), and the effect of novel immune therapies for cancer on cardiovascular structure and function.   
In addition, we host a T- 32 training program in cardiovascular imaging that provides high quality mentoring for MD’s and PhD's and many of our trainees have become leaders in the field themselves.

If you are interested in collaboration or application. Please email Farah Adam.



Group Members

Research Faculty

Research Fellows

> Research Staff

> Alumni



Udo Hoffmann, MD, MPH

Udo Hoffmann, MD, MPH

Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH
Division Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging
Professor of Radiology, HMS

Ahmed Tawakol, MD

Ahmed Tawakol, MD

Associate Director, Nuclear Cardiology, MGH
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH
Director of Integrative Bio-Imaging Program, MGH
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS

Tomas G. Neilan, MD, MRCPI, MPH

Tomas G. Neilan, MD, MPH, MRCPI

Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MGH
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH
Associate Director, T32 Program in Cardiovascular Imaging
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS

Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA, FSCCT

Brian B. Ghoshhajra, MD, MBA

Service Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging, MGH
Program Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship, Radiology, MGH
Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS

Sandeep Hedgire, MBBS

Sandeep Hedgire, MBBS

Assistant Clinical Director CV Division, Vascular Imaging, MGH
Attending Radiologist, Cardiovascular Imaging, MGH
Instructor in Radiology, HMS

Michael T. Lu, MD

Michael T. Lu, MD

Director of Research, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging, MGH
Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS

Nina (Nandini) M. Meyersohn, MD

Nina (Nandini) M. Meyersohn, MD

Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship, MGH
Instructor of Radiology, HMS

George R. Oliveira, MD

George R. Oliveira, MD

Co-Director Cardiovascular Imaging, MGH
Instructor in Radiology, HMS

Anand M. Prabhakar, MD, MBA

Anand M. Prabhakar, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS

Ravi Shah, MD

Ravi Shah, MD

Associate Physician, Heart Failure and Transplant Section, MGH
Instructor in Medicine, HMS



Parastou Eslami, PhD

Parastou Eslami, PhD

T-32 Research Fellow,
Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH/HMS

Magid Awadalla, MD, MRCPI

Magid Awadalla, MD, MRCPI

Research Fellow,
Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH/HMS

Michael T. Osborne, MD

Michael T. Osborne, MD

T32 Clinical and Research Fellow,
Cardiology and Radiology, MGH/HMS

Julia Karady, MD

Julia Karady, MD

PhD Research Fellow,
Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH/HMS

Dahlia Banerji, MD

Dahlia Banerji, MD

T32 Clinical and Research Fellow,
Cardiology and Radiology, MGH/HMS

Raza M Alvi, MD

Raza M Alvi, MD

T32 Research Fellow,
Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center,
Cardiology and Radiology, MGH/HMS

Malek Zaal Hassan, MD, MSc

Malek Zaal Hassan, MD, MSc

Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH
Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation student, HMS

Azar Radfar, MSc, PhD, MD

Azar Radfar, MSc, PhD, MD

PhD Research Fellow,
Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH/HMS

Lili Zhang, MD

Lili Zhang, MD

T32 Research Fellow,
Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center,
Cardiology and Radiology, MGH/HMS

Jana Taron, MD

Jana Taron, MD

Research Fellow,
Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center, MGH/HMS











Research Projects


Careers & Training

T32 postdoctoral fellowship (only for US citizens or permanent residents)


Postdoctoral fellowship (open to US or international MDs and PhDs)


Predoctoral Fellowship (Pre-med or medical students):

For further information please contact:

Tamara Babenko
Cardiac MR PET CT Fellowship Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
165 Cambridge St, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-0239





2018 Publications 

  • Chronic Stress-Related Neural Activity Associates With Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Psoriasis: A Prospective Cohort Study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2018. Goyal A, Dey AK, Chaturvedi A, Elnabawi YA, Aberra TM, Chung JH, Belur AD, Groenendyk JW, Lerman JB, Rivers JP, Rodante JA, Harrington CL, Varghese NJ, Sanda GE, Baumer Y, Sorokin AV, Teague HL, Genovese LD, Natarajan B, Joshi AA, Playford MP, Bluemke DA, Chen MY, Alavi A, Pitman RK, Powell Wiley TM, Tawakol A, Gelfand JM, Mehta NN.
  • Coronary computed tomographic imaging in women: An expert consensus statement from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, 2018. Truong QA, Rinehart S, Abbara S, Achenbach S, Berman DS, Bullock-Palmer R, Carrascosa P, Chinnaiyan KM, Dey D, Ferencik M, Fuechtner G, Hecht H, Jacobs JE, Lee SE, Leipsic J, Lin F, Meave A, Pugliese F, Sierra-Galán LM, Williams MC, Villines TC, Shaw LJ; SCCT Women's Committee.
  • Brachial Artery Echogenicity and Grayscale Texture Changes in HIV-Infected Individuals Receiving Low-Dose Methotrexate. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol., 2018. Stein JH, Yeh E, Weber JM, Korcarz C, Ridker PM, Tawakol A, Hsue PY, Currier JS, Ribaudo H, Mitchell CKC.
  • Comparing CMR Mapping Methods and Myocardial Patterns Toward Heart Failure Outcomes in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2018. Vita T, Gräni C, Abbasi SA, Neilan TG, Rowin E, Kaneko K, Coelho-Filho O, Watanabe E, Mongeon FP, Farhad H, Rassi CH, Choi YL, Cheng K, Givertz MM, Blankstein R, Steigner M, Aghayev A, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY.
  • IL-1β Inhibition Reduces Atherosclerotic Inflammation in HIV Infection. J Am Coll Cardiol., 2018. Hsue PY, Li D, Ma Y, Ishai A, Manion M, Nahrendorf M, Ganz P, Ridker PM, Deeks SG, Tawakol A.
  • Mild renal impairment is associated with calcified plaque parameters assessed by computed tomography angiography in people living with HIV. AIDS, 2018. Cheru LT, Fitch KV, Saylor CF, Lu M, Hoffmann U, Lo J, Grinspoon SK.
  • Liver Fat is Associated With Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Analysis of Data From the Framingham Heart Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2018. Fricker ZP, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Vasan RS, Hoffmann U, Benjamin EJ, Long MT.
  • Sex differences in management and outcomes of patients with stable symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease: Insights from the PROMISE trial.Am Heart J. 2018. Pagidipati NJ, Coles A, Hemal K, Lee KL, Dolor RJ, Pellikka PA, Mark DB, Patel MR, Litwin SE, Daubert MA, Shah SH, Hoffmann U, Douglas PS; PROMISE Investigators.
  • Pretest probability for patients with suspected obstructive coronary artery disease: re-evaluating Diamond-Forrester for the contemporary era and clinical implications: insights from the PROMISE trial.Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Foldyna B, Udelson JE, Karády J, Banerji D, Lu MT, Mayrhofer T, Bittner DO, Meyersohn NM, Emami H, Genders TSS, Fordyce CB, Ferencik M, Douglas PS, Hoffmann U.
  • Mild renal impairment is associated with calcified plaque parameters assessed by CT angiography in people living with HIV. AIDS. 2018. Cheru LT, Fitch KV, Saylor CF, Lu M, Hoffmann U, Lo J, Grinspoon SK.
  • Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle uptake as noninvasive marker of aortic wall inflammation on MRI: proof of concept study.
    Br J Radiology, 2018. Hedgire S, Krebill C, Wojtkiewicz GR, Oliveira I, Ghoshhajra BB, Hoffmann U, Harisinghani MG.
  • Anatomical and Functional Computed Tomography for Diagnosing Hemodynamically Significant Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta Analysis. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, 2018. Celeng C, Leiner T, Maurovich-Horvat P, Merkely B, de Jong P, Dankbaar JW, van Es HW, Ghoshhajra BB, Hoffmann U, Takx RAP.
  • Secondary cardiac risk stratifying tests after coronary computed tomography angiography in emergency department patients. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2018. Verheij VA, Scholtz JE, Meyersohn NM, Parry BA, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB, Nagurney JT.
  • Imaging Coronary Anatomy and Reducing Myocardial Infarction. N Engl J Med, 2018. Hoffmann U, Udelson JE.
  • Highlights of the thirteenth annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, 2018. Weir-McCall JR, Madan N, Villines TC, Shaw LJ, Abbara S, Ferencik M, Nieman K, Blankstein R, Ghoshhajra BB, Choi AD, Nicol E.
  • Parental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring. Liver Int, 2018. Long MT, Gurary EB, Massaro JM, Ma J, Hoffmann U, Chung RT, Benjamin EJ, Loomba R.
  • A combined fractional flow reserve and optical coherence tomography approach to guide coronary artery bypass grafting: A pilot study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2018. Fracassi F, Sugiyama T, Yamamoto E, Ghoshhajra B, Gin A, Albaghdadi M, Lee H, Melnitchouk S, Sundt TM, Jang IK.
  • Diagnostic Performance of Coronary CTA in Intermediate-to-High-Risk Patients for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: Results From an Emergency Department Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2018. Scholtz JE, Addison D, Bittner DO, Janjua S, Foldyna B, Hedgire S, Staziaki PV, Januzzi JL Jr, Nagurney JT, Meyersohn N, Lu MT, Neilan TG, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB.
  • Advances in coronary molecular imaging: Leveraging the power of image processing. J Nucl Cardiol, 2018. Abdelbaky A, El Fakhri G, Tawakol A.
  • Understanding the impact of 'cost' under MACRA: a neurointerventional imperative! J Neurointerv Surg, 2018. Spilberg G, Nicola GN, Rosenkrantz AB, Silva Iii E, Schirmer CM, Ghoshhajra BB, Choradia N, Do R, Hirsch JA.
  • Amygdalar activity predicts future incident diabetes independently of adiposity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2018. Osborne MT, Ishai A, Hammad B, Tung B, Wang Y, Baruch A, Fayad ZA, Giles JT, Lo J, Shin LM, Grinspoon SK, Koenen KC, Pitman RK, Tawakol A.
  • Noninvasive Tissue Characterization of Post-Infarction Myocardium. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2018. Sosnovik DE, Tawakol A.
  • Safety and Impact of Low-Dose Methotrexate on Endothelial Function and Inflammation in Individuals with Treated Human Immunodeficiency Virus: AIDS Clinical Trials Group Study A5314. Clin Infect Dis, 2018. Hsue PY, Ribaudo HJ, Deeks SG, Bell T, Ridker PM, Fichtenbaum C, Daar ES, Havlir D, Yeh E, Tawakol A, Lederman M, Currier JS, Stein JH.
  • Case 33-2018: A 57-Year-Old Man with Confusion, Fever, Malaise, and Weight Loss. N Engl J Med, 2018. Neilan TG, Price MC, Sanborn DY, Gainor JF, Chen A.
  • Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Discharge Among People Living With HIV. J Am Heart Assoc, 2018. Alvi RM, Neilan AM, Tariq N, Awadalla M, Rokicki A, Hassan M, Afshar M, Mulligan CP, Triant VA, Zanni MV, Neilan TG.
  • Cardiovascular Risk Profile of Transgender Women With HIV: A US Health Care Database Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2018. Gogia S, Coromilas A, Regan S, Stone L, Fourman LT, Triant VA, Neilan TG, Zanni MV.
  • Highlights of the thirteenth annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, 2018. Weir-McCall JR, Madan N, Villines TC, Shaw LJ, Abbara S, Ferencik M, Nieman K, Blankstein R, Ghoshhajra BB, Choi AD, Nicol E.
  • The HEART Score for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome in U.S. Emergency Departments. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2018. Sharp AL, Wu YL, Shen E, Redberg R, Lee MS, Ferencik M, Natsui S, Zheng C, Kawatkar A, Gould MK, Sun BC.
  • Paradigms of Noninvasive Assessment of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Diabetic Patients: Insights From the PARADIGM Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 2018. Ferencik, M.
  • Utility of dual-source computed tomography in cardiac resynchronization therapy-DIRECT study. Heart Rhythm. 2018. Truong QA, Szymonifka J, Picard MH, Thai WE, Wai B, Cheung JW, Heist EK, Hoffmann U, Singh JP
  • The effect of emphysema on readmission and survival among smokers with heart failure. PLoS One. 2018. Kohli P, Staziaki PV, Janjua SA, Addison DA, Hallett TR, Hennessy O, Takx RAP, Lu MT, Fintelmann FJ, Semigran M, Harris RS, Celli BR, Hoffmann U, Neilan TG
  • Differences in the association of total versus local coronary artery calcium with acute coronary syndrome and culprit lesions in patients with acute chest pain: The coronary calcium paradox. Atherosclerosis. 2018. Puchner SB, Mayrhofer T, Park J, Lu MT, Liu T, Maurovich-Horvat P, Ghemigian K, Bittner DO, Fleg JL, Udelson JE, Truong QA, Hoffmann U, Ferencik M
  • Improved Diet Quality Associates With Reduction in Liver Fat, Particularly in Individuals With High Genetic Risk Scores for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.Gastroentenology. 2018. Ma J, Hennein R, Liu C, Long MT, Hoffmann U, Jacques PF, Lichtenstein AH, Hu FB, Levy D.
  • Sex Differences in Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque Among Individuals With HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018. Foldyna B, Fourman LT, Lu MT, Mueller ME, Szilveszter B, Neilan TG, Ho JE, Burdo TH, Lau ES, Stone LA, Toribio M, Srinivasa S, Looby SE, Lo J, Fitch KV, Zanni MV
  • Multimodality imaging assessment of endoleaks post-endovascular aortic repair. Br J Radiol. 2018. Partovi S, Trischman T, Rafailidis V, Ganguli S, Rengier F, Goerne H, Rajiah P, Staub D, Patel IJ, Oliveira G, Ghoshhajra B
  • Detection of Cardiac Incidental Findings on Routine Chest CT: The Impact of Dedicated Training in Cardiac Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018. Verdini D, Lee AM, Prabhakar AM, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra B; Writing Group.
  • Understanding the impact of 'cost' under MACRA: a neurointerventional imperative! J Neurointerv Surg. 2018. Spilberg G, Nicola GN, Rosenkrantz AB, Silva Iii E, Schirmer CM, Ghoshhajra BB, Choradia N, Do R, Hirsch JA
  • Protease Inhibitors and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With HIV and Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018. Alvi RM, Neilan AM, Tariq N, Awadalla M, Afshar M, Banerji D, Rokicki A, Mulligan C, Triant VA, Zanni MV, Neilan TG
  • Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure With a Reduced Ejection Fraction Among Persons Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clin Infect Dis. 2018. Alvi RM, Tariq N, Malhotra A, Awadalla M, Triant VA, Zanni MV, Neilan TG.
  • Anthracycline Therapy Is Associated With Cardiomyocyte Atrophy and Preclinical Manifestations of Heart Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Ferreira de Souza T, Quinaglia A C Silva T, Osorio Costa F, Shah R, Neilan TG, Velloso L, Nadruz W, Brenelli F, Sposito AC, Matos-Souza JR, Cendes F, Coelho OR, Jerosch-Herold M, Coelho-Filho OR
  • Cardiovascular Risk Profile of Transgender Women With HIV: A US Health Care Database Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018. Gogia S, Coromilas A, Regan S, Stone L, Fourman LT, Triant VA, Neilan TG, Zanni MV
  • Myocarditis Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: An Expert Consensus on Data Gaps and a Call to Action. Onctologist. 2018. Neilan TG, Rothenberg ML, Amiri-Kordestani L, Sullivan RJ, Steingart RM5, Gregory W, Hariharan S, Hammad TA, Lindenfeld J, Murphy MJ, Moslehi JJ; Checkpoint Inhibitor Safety Working Group
  • Cardiovascular Risk Profile of Transgender Women with HIV: A U.S. Healthcare Database Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018. Gogia S, Coromilas A, Regan S, Stone L, Fourman LT, Triant VA, Neilan TG, Zanni MV
  • Case 18-2018: A 45-Year-Old Woman with Hypertension, Fatigue, and Altered Mental Status. N Engl J Med. 2018. Pallais JC, Fenves AZ, Lu MT, Glomski K
  • Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Myocarditis. Oncologist. 2018. Ganatra S, Neilan TG
  • Two faces of Janus: The complexities of coronary artery calcium density and distribution. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2018. Ferencik M, Udelson JE
  • Differences in the association of total versus local coronary artery calcium with acute coronary syndrome and culprit lesions in patients with acute chest pain: The coronary calcium paradox. Atherosclerosis. 2018. Puchner SB, Mayrhofer T, Park J, Lu MT, Liu T, Maurovich-Horvat P, Ghemigian K, Bittner DO, Fleg JL, Udelson JE, Truong QA, Hoffmann U, Ferencik M
  • Paradigms of Noninvasive Assessment of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Diabetic Patients: Insights From the PARADIGM Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Ferencik M
  • About the twists and turns: Relationship of coronary artery geometry and atherosclerosis. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2018. Ferencik M
  • Multimodality imaging assessment of endoleaks post-endovascular aortic repair. Br J Radiol. 2018. Partovi S, Trischman T, Rafailidis V, Ganguli S, Rengier F, Goerne H, Rajiah P, Staub D, Patel IJ, Oliveira G, Ghoshhajra B
  • Diagnostic Performance of Coronary CTA in Intermediate-to-High-Risk Patients for Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: Results From an Emergency Department Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Scholtz JE, Addison D, Bittner DO, Janjua S, Foldyna B, Hedgire S, Staziaki PV, Januzzi JL Jr, Nagurney JT, Meyersohn N, Lu MT, Neilan TG, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB
  • Aortic Arch Width and Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Women in the Community. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018. Chuang ML, Gona PN, Qazi S, Musgrave RM, Fox CS, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ
  • Improved Diet Quality Associates With Reduction in Liver Fat-Particularly in Individuals With High Genetic Risk Scores for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Diseas. Gastroenterology. 2018. Ma J, Hennein R, Liu C, Long MT, Hoffmann U, Jacques PF, Lichtenstein AH, Hu FB, Levy D.
  • Incorrect Conclusions of a Secondary Analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2018.  Hoffmann U, Ferencik M, Udelson J
  • Computed tomography-based fat and muscle characteristics are associated with mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2018. Foldyna B, Troschel FM, Addison D, Fintelmann FJ, Elmariah S, Furman D, Eslami P, Ghoshhajra B, Lu MT, Murthy VL, Hoffmann U, Shah R.
  • High-Sensitivity Troponin I and Coronary Computed Tomography in Symptomatic Outpatients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Insights From the PROMISE Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Januzzi JL Jr., Suchindran S, Coles A, Ferencik M, Patel MR, Hoffmann U, Ginsburg GS, Douglas PS
  • Utility of dual-source computed tomography in cardiac resynchronization therapy-DIRECT study. Heart Rhythm. 2018. Truong QA, Szymonifka J, Picard MH, Thai WE, Wai B, Cheung JW, Heist EK, Hoffmann U, Singh JP.
  • Myocarditis in Patients Treated With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors. JACC 2018. Mahmood SS, Fradley MG, Cohen JV, Nohria A, Reynolds KL, Heinzerling LM, Sullivan RJ, Damrongwatanasuk R, Chen CL, Gupta D, Kirchberger MC, Awadalla M, Hassan MZO, Moslehi JJ, Shah SP, Ganatra S, Thavendiranathan P, Lawrence DP, Groarke JD, Neilan TG.
  • Visceral and Intrahepatic Fat are Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Above Other Ectopic Fat Depots: the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Med. 2018. Lee JJ, Pedley A, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Levy D, Long MT
  • Sex Differences in Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque Among Individuals with HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018. Foldyna B, Fourman LT, Lu MT, Mueller ME, Szilveszter B, Neilan TG, Ho JE, Burdo TH, Lau ES, Stone LA, Toribio M, Srinivasa S, Looby SE, Lo J, Fitch KV, Zanni MV.
  • Brief Report: Statin Effects on Myocardial Fibrosis Markers in People Living With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018. deFilippi C, Christenson R, Joyce J, Park EA, Wu A, Fitch KV, Looby SE, Lu MT, Hoffmann U, Grinspoon SK, Lo JCardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Patients Following Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism
    J Am Heart Assoc. 2018. Albaghdadi MS, Dudzinski DM, Giordano N, Kabrhel C, Ghoshhajra B, Jaff MR, Weinberg I, Baggish A.
  • An HDAC9-MALAT1-BRG1 complex mediates smooth muscle dysfunction in thoracic aortic aneurysm. Nat Commun. 2018. Lino Cardenas CL, Kessinger CW, Cheng Y, MacDonald C, MacGillivray T, Ghoshhajra B, Huleihel L, Nuri S, Yeri AS, Jaffer FA, Kaminski N, Ellinor P, Weintraub NL, Malhotra R, Isselbacher EM, Lindsay ME.
  • Availability and Location of Cardiac CT and MR Services in Massachusetts. J Am Coll Radiol. 2018. Spilberg G, Scholtz JE, Hoffman U, Rosman DA, Brink J, Hirsch JA, Ghoshhajra BB.
  • Multimodality imaging assessment of endoleaks post-endovascular aortic repair. Br J Radiol. 2018. Partovi S, Trischman T, Rafailidis V, Ganguli S, Rengier F, Goerne H, Rajiah P, Staub D, Patel IJ, Oliveira G, Ghoshhajra B.
  • Incidental Statin Use and the Risk of Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack after Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. J Stroke. 2018. Addison D, Lawler PR, Emami H, Janjua SA, Staziaki PV, Hallett TR, Hennessy O, Lee H, Szilveszter B, Lu M, Mousavi N, Nayor MG, Delling FN, Romero JM, Wirth LJ, Chan AW, Hoffmann U, Neilan TG
  • Statin Effects on Myocardial Fibrosis Markers in People Living with HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018. deFilippi C, Christenson R, Joyce J, Park EA, Wu A, Fitch KV, Looby SE, Lu MT, Hoffmann U, Grinspoon SK, Lo J
  • A simple clinical model predicts incident hepatic steatosis in a community-based cohort: The Framingham Heart Study. Liver Int. 2018. Long MT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Ma J, Loomba R, Chung RT,Benjamin EJ
  • Perivascular Epicardial Fat Stranding at Coronary CT Angiography: A Marker of Acute Plaque Rupture and Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. Radiology. 2018. Hedgire S, Baliyan V, Zucker EJ, Bittner DO, Staziaki PV, Takx RAP, Scholtz JE, Meyersohn N, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra B
  • High-Risk Coronary Plaque on Computed Tomography Angiography: Time to Recognize a New Imaging Risk Factor. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Ferencik M, Hoffmann U
  • Use of High-Risk Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque Detection for Risk Stratification of Patients With Stable Chest Pain: A Secondary Analysis of the PROMISE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiol. 2018. Ferencik M, Mayrhofer T, Bittner DO, Emami H, Puchner SB, Lu MT, Meyersohn NM, Ivanov AV, Adami EC, Patel MR, Mark DB, Udelson JE, Lee KL, Douglas PS,Hoffmann U
  • Maintenance of Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Coronary Artery Calcium Progression in Low-Risk Men and Women in the Framingham Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Hwang SJ, Onuma O, Massaro JM, Zhang X, Fu YP, Hoffmann U, Fox CS, O'Donnell CJ
  • Longitudinal Associations of Pericardial and Intrathoracic Fat With Progression of Coronary Artery Calcium (from the Framingham Heart Study). Am J Cardiol. 2018. Lee JJ, Pedley A, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, O'Donnell CJ, Benjamin EJ, Long MT
  • Incidental pulmonary nodules in emergent coronary CT angiography for suspected acute coronary syndrome: Impact of revised 2017 Fleischner Society Guidelines. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2018. Scholtz JE, Lu MT, Hedgire S, Meyersohn NM, Oliveira GR, Prabhakar AM, Gupta R, Kalra MK, Shepard JO, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB
  • PET/MR Imaging of Atherosclerosis: Insights Into Atheroma Structure and Biology. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018. Tawakol A, Sosnovik DE
  • Cardiac macrophages promote diastolic dysfunction. J Exp Med. 2018. Hulsmans M, Sager HB, Roh JD, Valero-Muñoz M, Houstis NE, Iwamoto Y, Sun Y, Wilson RM, Wojtkiewicz G, Tricot B, Osborne MT, Hung J, Vinegoni C, Naxerova K, Sosnovik DE, Zile MR, Bradshaw AD, Liao R, Tawakol A, Weissleder R, Rosenzweig A, Swirski FK, Sam F, Nahrendorf M
  • Imaging the Intersection of Oxidative Stress, Lipids, and Inflammation: Progress Toward Personalized Care of Atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018. Tawakol A, Jaffer F


2017 Publications

  • Ma J, Hwang SJ, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Chung RT, Benjamin EJ, Levy D, Fox CS, Long MT. Bi-directional analysis between fatty liver and cardiovascular disease risk factors. J Hepatol. 2017 Feb;66(2):390-397. doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2016.09.022. PubMed PMID: 27729222; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5250546.
  • Vogl TJ, Koch SA, Lotz G, Gebauer B, Willinek W, Engelke C, Brüning R, Zeile M, Wacker F, Vogel A, Radeleff B, Scholtz JE. Percutaneous Isolated Hepatic Perfusion as a Treatment for Isolated Hepatic Metastases of Uveal Melanoma: Patient Outcome and Safety in a Multi-centre Study. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2017 Jan 31. doi: 10.1007/s00270-017-1588-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:
  • Shah RV, Murthy VL. Cardiometabolic disease in South Asians: A global health concern in an expanding population. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Jan;27(1):32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2016.08.001. Review. PubMed PMID: 27612985.
  • Hulten EA, Bittencourt MS, Preston R, Singh A, Romagnolli C, Ghoshhajra B, Shah R, Abbasi S, Abbara S, Nasir K, Blaha M, Hoffmann U, Di Carli MF, Blankstein Obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular prognosis: from the Partners coronary computed tomography angiography registry. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2017 Jan 25;16(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12933-017-0496-8. PubMed PMID: 28122619; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5264456.
  • Brinegar K, K Yetisen A, Choi S, Vallillo E, Ruiz-Esparza GU, Prabhakar AM, Khademhosseini A, Yun SH. The commercialization of genome-editing technologies. Crit Rev Biotechnol. 2017 Jan 18:1-12. doi: 10.1080/07388551.2016.1271768. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28100080.
  • Tawakol A, Ishai A, Takx RA, Figueroa AL, Ali A, Kaiser Y, Truong QA, Solomon CJ, Calcagno C, Mani V, Tang CY, Mulder WJ, Murrough JW, Hoffmann U, Nahrendorf M, Shin LM, Fayad ZA, Pitman RK. Relation between resting amygdalar activity and cardiovascular events: a longitudinal and cohort study. Lancet. 2017 Jan 12. pii: S0140-6736(16)31714-7. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31714-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28088338.
  • Chatterjee NA, Shah RV, Murthy VL, Praestgaard A, Shah SJ, Ventetuolo CE, Barr RG, Kronmal R, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Jerosch-Herold M, Alonso A, Kawut SM. Right Ventricular Structure and Function Are Associated With Incident Atrial Fibrillation: MESA-RV Study (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis-Right
  • Joseph P, Ishai A, Mani V, Kallend D, Rudd JH, Fayad ZA, Tawakol A. Short-term changes in arterial inflammation predict long-term changes in atherosclerosis progression. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Jan;44(1):141-150. PubMed PMID: 27738728.
  • Das A, Ambale-Venkatesh B, Lima JA, Freedman JE, Spahillari A, Das R, Das S, Ventricle). Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Jan;10(1). pii: e004738. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.116.004738. PubMed PMID: 28082528; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5261825.
  • Hammad B, Evans NR, Rudd JH, Tawakol A. Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis with integrated PET imaging. J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Jan 11. doi: 10.1007/s12350-016-0766-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28078575.
  • Janjua SA, Triant VA, Addison D, Szilveszter B, Regan S, Staziaki PV, Grinspoon SA, Hoffmann U, Zanni MV, Neilan TG. HIV Infection and Heart Failure Outcomes in Women. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jan 3;69(1):107-108. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.11.013. PubMed PMID: 28057235.
  • Cheezum MK, Ghoshhajra B, Bittencourt MS, Hulten EA, Bhatt A, Mousavi N, Shah NR, Valente AM, Rybicki FJ, Steigner M, Hainer J, MacGillivray T, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Di Carli MF, DeFaria Yeh D, Landzberg M, Liberthson R, Blankstein R. Anomalous origin of the coronary artery arising from the opposite sinus: prevalence and outcomes in patients undergoing coronary CTA. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Feb;18(2):224-235. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jev323. PubMed PMID: 26848152.

2016 Publications

  • Kuyumcu G, Salazar GM, Prabhakar AM, Ganguli S. Minimally invasive treatments for perforator vein insufficiency. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2016 Dec;6(6):593-598. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2016.11.12. Review. PubMed PMID: 28123979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5220201.

  • Baliyan V, Tajmir S, Hedgire SS, Ganguli S, Prabhakar AM. Lower extremity venous reflux. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2016 Dec;6(6):533-543. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2016.11.14. Review. PubMed PMID: 28123974; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5220199.

  • Zucker EJ, Ganguli S, Ghoshhajra BB, Gupta R, Prabhakar AM. Imaging of venous compression syndromes. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2016 Dec;6(6):519-532. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2016.11.19. Review. PubMed PMID: 28123973; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5220205.

  • Oliveira IS, Hedgire SS, Li W, Ganguli S, Prabhakar AM. Blood pool contrast agents for venous magnetic resonance imaging. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2016 Dec;6(6):508-518. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2016.12.05. Review. PubMed PMID: 28123972; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5220192.

  • Karande GY, Hedgire SS, Sanchez Y, Baliyan V, Mishra V, Ganguli S, Prabhakar Ther. 2016 Dec;6(6):493-507. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2016.12.06. Review. PubMed PMID: 28123971; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5220209.

  • Vaduganathan M, Patel NK, Lubitz SA, Neilan TG, Dudzinski DM. A "Malignant" Arrhythmia: Cardiac Metastasis and Ventricular Tachycardia. Tex Heart Inst J. 2016 Dec 1;43(6):558-559. doi: 10.14503/THIJ-15-5189. PubMed PMID: 28100983; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5179170.

  • Sonis JD, Sánchez Y, Benjamin Harvey H, Yun BJ, Raja AS, Prabhakar AM. Communication of imaging recommendations to ED patients: Pulmonary embolus CT. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec 27. pii: S0735-6757(16)30965-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.12.062. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28063719.

  • Sánchez Y, Anvari A, Samir AE, Arellano RS, Prabhakar AM, Uppot RN. Navigational Guidance and Ablation Planning Tools for Interventional Radiology. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2016 Nov 10. pii: S0363-0188(16)30110-4. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2016.11.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 28041657.

  • Di Marco A, Anguera I, Schmitt M, Klem I, Neilan T, White JA, Sramko M, Masci PG, Barison A, Mckenna P, Mordi I, Haugaa KH, Leyva F, Rodriguez Capitán J, Satoh H, Nabeta T, Dallaglio PD, Campbell NG, Sabaté X, Cequier Á. Late Gadolinium Enhancement and the Risk for Ventricular Arrhythmias or Sudden Death in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JACC Heart Fail. 2016 Nov pii: S2213-1779(16)30569-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2016.09.017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28017348.

  • Martin SS, Pfeifer S, Wichmann JL, Albrecht MH, Leithner D, Lenga L, Scholtz JE, Vogl TJ, Bodelle B. Noise-optimized virtual monoenergetic dual-energy computed tomography: optimization of kiloelectron volt settings in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1007/s00261-016-1011-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27999889.

  • Singh P, Emami H, Subramanian S, Maurovich-Horvat P, Marincheva-Savcheva G, Medina HM, Abdelbaky A, Alon A, Shankar SS, Rudd JH, Fayad ZA, Hoffmann U, Tawakol A. Coronary Plaque Morphology and the Anti-Inflammatory Impact of Atorvastatin: A Multicenter 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomographic/Computed Tomographic Study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Dec;9(12). pii: e004195. PubMed PMID: 27956407; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5175997.

  • Ladapo JA, Hoffmann U, Lee KL, Coles A, Huang M, Mark DB, Dolor RJ, Pelberg RA, Budoff M, Sigurdsson G, Severance HW, Douglas PS. Changes in Medical Therapy and Lifestyle After Anatomical or Functional Testing for Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Oct 12;5(10). pii: e003807. PubMed PMID: 27733347; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5121482.

  • Barik A, Shah RV, Spahillari A, Murthy VL, Ambale-Venkatesh B, Rai RK, Das K, Santra A, Hembram JR, Bhattacharya D, Freedman JE, Lima J, Das R, Bhattacharyya P, Das S, Chowdhury A. Hepatic steatosis is associated with cardiometabolic risk in a rural Indian population: A prospective cohort study. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 15;225:161-166. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.09.120. PubMed PMID: 27723535.

  • Murthy VL, Abbasi SA, Siddique J, Colangelo LA, Reis J, Venkatesh BA, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Camhi SM, Jerosch-Herold M, de Ferranti S, Das S, Freedman J, Carnethon MR, Lewis CE, Lima JA, Shah RV. Transitions in Metabolic Risk and Long-Term Cardiovascular Health: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Oct 13;5(10). pii: e003934. PubMed PMID: 27737876; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5121498.

  • El-Battrawy I, Lang S, Ansari U, Behnes M, Hillenbrand D, Schramm K, Fastner C, Zhou X, Bill V, Hoffmann U, Papavassiliu T, Elmas E, Haghi D, Borggrefe M, Akin I. Impact of concomitant atrial fibrillation on the prognosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Europace. 2016 Oct 4. pii: euw293. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27702871.

  • Pun SC, Neilan TG. Cardiovascular side effects of small molecule therapies for cancer. Eur Heart J. 2016 Sep 21;37(36):2742-2745. PubMed PMID: 27694541. Lee JJ, Pedley A, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Fox CS. Association of Changes in Abdominal Fat Quantity and Quality With Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Oct 4;68(14):1509-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.06.067. PubMed PMID: 27687192.

  • Addison D, Farhad H, Shah RV, Mayrhofer T, Abbasi SA, John RM, Michaud GF, Jerosch-Herold M, Hoffmann U, Stevenson WG, Kwong RY, Neilan TG. Effect of Late Gadolinium Enhancement on the Recovery of Left Ventricular Systolic Function After Pulmonary Vein Isolation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Sep 26;5(9). pii: e003570. PubMed PMID: 27671316; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5079022.

  • Ghoshhajra BB, Takx RA, Stone LL, Girard EE, Brilakis ES, Lombardi WL, Yeh RW, Jaffer FA. Real-time fusion of coronary CT angiography with x-ray fluoroscopy during chronic total occlusion PCI. Eur Radiol. 2016 Sep 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27663227.

  • Lee JJ, Yin X, Hoffmann U, Fox CS, Benjamin EJ. Relation of Pericardial Fat, Intrathoracic Fat, and Abdominal Visceral Fat With Incident Atrial Fibrillation (from the Framingham Heart Study). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Nov 15;118(10):1486-1492. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.011. PubMed PMID: 27666172; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5097882.

  • Lu MT, Onuma OK, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB Sr, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U. Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility in the Community: Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Coronary Artery Calcification, and Cardiovascular Events. Circulation. 2016 Sep 20;134(12):897-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.023957. PubMed PMID: 27647299; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5031246.

  • Chawla DG, Shah RV, Barth ZK, Lee JD, Badecker KE, Naik A, Brewster MM, Salmon TP, Peel N. Caenorhabditis elegans glutamylating enzymes function redundantly in male mating. Biol Open. 2016 Sep 15;5(9):1290-8. doi: 10.1242/bio.017442. PubMed PMID: 27635036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5051658.

  • Engel LC, Thai WE, Medina-Zuluaga H, Karolyi M, Sidhu MS, Maurovich-Horvat P, Margey R, Pomerantsev E, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB, Hoffmann U, Liew GY. Non-diagnostic coronary artery calcification and stenosis: a correlation of coronary computed tomography angiography and invasive coronary angiography. Acta Radiol. 2016 Sep 10. pii: 0284185116663041. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27614067.

  • Stillman AE, Gatsonis C, Lima JA, Black WC, Cormack J, Gareen I, Hoffmann U, Liu T, Mavromatis K, Schnall MD, Udelson JE, Woodard PK. Rationale and design of the Randomized Evaluation of patients with Stable angina Comparing Utilization of noninvasive Examinations (RESCUE) trial. Am Heart J. 2016 Sep;179:19-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2016.06.003. PubMed PMID: 27595676.

  • Maurovich-Horvat P, Suhai FI, Czimbalmos C, Tóth A, Becker D, Kiss E, Ferencik M, Hoffmann U, Vagó H, Merkely B. Coronary Artery Manifestation of Ormond Disease: The "Mistletoe Sign". Radiology. 2017 Feb;282(2):356-360. doi: 0.1148/radiol.2016160644. PubMed PMID: 27548369.

  • Hoffmann U, Sheng H, Ayata C, Warner DS. Anesthesia in Experimental Stroke Research. Transl Stroke Res. 2016 Oct;7(5):358-67. doi: 10.1007/s12975-016-0491-5. PubMed PMID: 27534542; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5016251.

  • Ferencik M. Insights Into Coronary Plaque Microstructure Differences Between Women and Men. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Aug;9(8). pii: e005343. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005343. PubMed PMID: 27511977.

  • Nakamura K, Alba GA, Scheske JA, Meyersohn NM, Stone JR, Vlahakes GJ, Wright CD, Ghoshhajra BB, Dudzinski DM. A 57-Year-Old Man With Insidious Dyspnea and Nonpleuritic Chest and Back Pain. Chest. 2016 Aug;150(2):e41-7. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.680. PubMed PMID: 27502992.

  • Heydari B, Abdullah S, Pottala JV, Shah R, Abbasi S, Mandry D, Francis SA, Lumish H, Ghoshhajra BB, Hoffmann U, Appelbaum E, Feng JH, Blankstein R, Steigner M, McConnell JP, Harris W, Antman EM, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY. Effect of Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters on Left Ventricular Remodeling After Acute Myocardial Infarction: The OMEGA-REMODEL Randomized Clinical Trial. Circulation. 2016 Aug 2;134(5):378-91. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.019949. PubMed PMID: 27482002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4973577.

  • Prabhakar AM, Misono AS, Hemingway J, Hughes DR, Duszak R Jr. Medicare Utilization of CT Angiography from 2001 through 2014: Continued Growth by Radiologists. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Oct;27(10):1554-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2016.05.031. PubMed PMID: 27461587.

  • Tawakol A, Tardif JC. Early Detection of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy and Long-Term Risk After Heart Transplantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jul 26;68(4):393-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.05.046. PubMed PMID: 27443436.

  • Zanni MV, Toribio M, Robbins GK, Burdo TH, Lu MT, Ishai AE, Feldpausch MN, Martin A, Melbourne K, Triant VA, Suchindran S, Lee H, Hoffmann U, Williams KC, Tawakol A, Grinspoon SK. Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Immune Function and Arterial Inflammation in Treatment-Naive Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Jul 1;1(4):474-80. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.0846. PubMed PMID: 27438325.

  • Coelho-Filho OR, Shah R, Lavagnoli CF, Barros JC, Neilan TG, Murthy VL, de Oliveira PP, Souza JR, de Oliveira Severino ES, de Souza Vilarinho KA, da Mota Silveira Filho L, Garcia J, Semigran MJ, Coelho OR, Jerosch-Herold M, Petrucci O. Myocardial tissue remodeling after orthotopic heart transplantation: a pilot cardiac magnetic resonance study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27437924.

  • Perugino CA, Wallace ZS, Meyersohn N, Oliveira G, Stone JR, Stone JH. Large vessel involvement by IgG4-related disease. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(28):e3344. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003344. PubMed PMID: 27428181; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4956774.

  • Oka F, Hoffmann U, Lee JH, Shin HK, Chung DY, Yuzawa I, Chen SP, Atalay YB, Nozari A, Hopson KP, Qin T, Ayata C. Requisite ischemia for spreading depolarization occurrence after subarachnoid hemorrhage in rodents. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2016 Jul 18. pii: 0271678X16659303. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27432225.

  • Lo J, Lu MT, Kim EA, Nou E, Hallett TR, Park J, Hoffmann U, Grinspoon SK. Statin Effects to Reduce Hepatosteatosis as Measured by Computed Tomography in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 13;3(2):ofw062. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw062. PubMed PMID: 27419149; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4943550.

  • Bittencourt MS, Hulten E, Polonsky TS, Hoffman U, Nasir K, Abbara S, Di Carli M, Blankstein R. European Society of Cardiology-Recommended Coronary Artery Disease Consortium Pretest Probability Scores More Accurately Predict Obstructive Coronary Disease and Cardiovascular Events Than the Diamond and Forrester Score: The Partners Registry. Circulation. 2016 Jul 19;134(3):201-11. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.023396. PubMed PMID: 27413052.

  • Tsigkas N, Kidambi S, Tawakol A, Chatzizisis YS. Drug-loaded particles: "Trojan horses" in the therapy of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Aug;251:528-30. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.06.050. PubMed PMID: 27401604.

  • Tseng D, Mason XL, Neilan TG, Sullivan RJ. Cardiogenic Shock and Respiratory Failure in a Patient With Metastatic Melanoma Receiving Trametinib Therapy. Oncologist. 2016 Sep;21(9):1136-7. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2016-0080. PubMed PMID: 27388234; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5016073.

  • Giannopoulos AA, Chatzizisis YS, Maurovich-Horvat P, Antoniadis AP, Hoffmann U, Steigner ML, Rybicki FJ, Mitsouras D. Quantifying the effect of side branches in endothelial shear stress estimates. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Aug;251:213-8. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.06.038. PubMed PMID: 27372207; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4983229.

  • Shah RV, Semigran MJ. Targeting the Heart for Risk Assessment in Myotonic Dystrophy: An Application for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jul;9(7). pii: e005092. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.005092. PubMed PMID: 27363858.

  • Lee JJ, Britton KA, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Speliotes EK, Murabito JM, Hoffmann U, Ingram C, Keaney JF Jr, Vasan RS, Fox CS. Adipose Tissue Depots and Their Cross-Sectional Associations With Circulating Biomarkers of Metabolic Regulation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 May 4;5(5). pii: e002936. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002936. PubMed PMID: 27146446; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4889173.

  • Mark DB, Anstrom KJ, Sheng S, Baloch KN, Daniels MR, Hoffmann U, Patel MR, Cooper LS, Lee KL, Douglas PS; PROMISE Investigators.. Quality-of-Life Outcomes With Anatomic Versus Functional Diagnostic Testing Strategies in Symptomatic Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Results From the PROMISE Randomized Trial. Circulation. 2016 May 24;133(21):1995-2007. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.020259. PubMed PMID: 27143676; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4879021.

  • Shah RV, Murthy VL, Lima JA. Fitness and Coronary Artery Calcification-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 1;176(5):716-7. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0901. PubMed PMID: 27136341.

  • Poulsen CB, Al-Mashhadi AL, von Wachenfeldt K, Bentzon JF, Nielsen LB, Al-Mashhadi RH, Thygesen J, Tolbod L, Larsen JR, Frøkiær J, Tawakol A, Vucic E, Fredrickson J, Baruch A, Frendéus B, Robertson AK, Moestrup SK, Drouet L, Falk E. Treatment with a human recombinant monoclonal IgG antibody against oxidized LDL in atherosclerosis-prone pigs reduces cathepsin S in coronary lesions. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 15;215:506-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.03.222. PubMed PMID: 27135822.

  • Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Brinegar KN, Raja AS, Kelly JR, Brink JA, Saini S, Oklu R. Critical access hospital ED to quaternary medical center: successful implementation of an integrated Picture Archiving and Communications System for patient transfers by air and sea. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug;34(8):1427-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.04.015. PubMed PMID: 27130587.

  • Joseph P, Tawakol A. Imaging atherosclerosis with positron emission tomography. Eur Heart J. 2016 Oct 14;37(39):2974-2980. Review. PubMed PMID: 27125951.

  • Celeng C, Takx RA, Ferencik M, Maurovich-Horvat P. Non-invasive and invasive imaging of vulnerable coronary plaque. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Aug;26(6):538-47. doi: 10.1016/j.tcm.2016.03.005. Review. PubMed PMID: 27079893.

  • Rao S, Rao S, Rincon S, Caruso P, Ptak T, Raja AS, Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB. Assessment of Pediatric Neurotrauma Imaging Appropriateness at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jul;13(7):788-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.02.022. PubMed PMID: 27084071.

  • Janjua SA, Pursnani A, Mayrhofer T, Puchner SB, Liu T, Lu MT, Maurovich-Horvat P, Woodard PK, Chou E, Fleg JL, Truong QA, Ferencik M, Hoffmann Statin Use Is Associated With Fewer High-Risk Plaques on Coronary CT Angiography. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Apr 6. pii: S1936-878X(16)30036-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.02.020. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27085451.

  • Figueroa AL, Takx RA, MacNabb MH, Abdelbaky A, Lavender ZR, Kaplan RS, Truong QA, Lo J, Ghoshhajra BB, Grinspoon SK, Hoffmann U, Tawakol A. Relationship Between Measures of Adiposity, Arterial Inflammation, and Subsequent Cardiovascular Events. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Apr;9(4):e004043. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.115.004043. PubMed PMID: 27072302; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5036397.

  • Pagidipati NJ, Hemal K, Coles A, Mark DB, Dolor RJ, Pellikka PA, Hoffmann U, Litwin SE, Udelson J, Daubert MA, Shah SH, Martinez B, Lee KL, Douglas PS. Sex Differences in Functional and CT Angiography Testing in Patients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jun 7;67(22):2607-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.03.523. PubMed PMID: 27058908; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4892993.

  • Long MT, Pedley A, Colantonio LD, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Muntner P, Fox CS. Development and Validation of the Framingham Steatosis Index to Identify Persons With Hepatic Steatosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Aug;14(8):1172-1180.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.03.034. PubMed PMID: 27046482; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4955680.

  • Bellm S, Basha TA, Shah RV, Murthy VL, Liew C, Tang M, Ngo LH, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Reproducibility of myocardial T(1) and T(2) relaxation time measurement using slice-interleaved T(1) and T(2) mapping sequences. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Nov;44(5):1159-1167. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25255. PubMed PMID: 27043156.

  • Verdini D, Lee AM, Prabhakar AM, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra B; Writing Group. Detection of Cardiac Incidental Findings on Routine Chest CT: The Impact of Dedicated Training in Cardiac Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Mar 30. pii: S1546-1440(16)00140-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.02.011. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27039002.

  • Hemal K, Pagidipati NJ, Coles A, Dolor RJ, Mark DB, Pellikka PA, Hoffmann U, Litwin SE, Daubert MA, Shah SH, Ariani K, Bullock-Palmer RP, Martinez B, Lee KL, Douglas PS. Sex Differences in Demographics, Risk Factors, Presentation, and Noninvasive Testing in Stable Outpatients With Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Insights From the PROMISE Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Apr;9(4):337-46. PubMed PMID: 27017234; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4982809.

  • Vapnik JS, Kim JB, Isselbacher EM, Ghoshhajra BB, Cheng Y, Sundt TM 3rd, MacGillivray TE, Cambria RP, Lindsay ME. Characteristics and Outcomes of Ascending Versus Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms. Am J Cardiol. 2016 May 15;117(10):1683-90. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.02.048. PubMed PMID: 27015890.

  • Lu MT, Hallett TR, Hemingway J, Hughes DR, Hoffmann U, Duszak R. Secondary Interpretation of CT Examinations: Frequency and Payment in the Medicare Fee-for-Service Population. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Sep;13(9):1096-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.01.020. PubMed PMID: 27012731.

  • Rosenfield K, Ghoshhajra BB, Dudzinski DM, Stone JR. CASE RECORDS of the MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL. Case 9-2016. A 29-Year-Old Man with Dyspnea and Chest Pain. N Engl J Med. 2016 Mar 24;374(12):1178-88. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1512452. PubMed PMID: 27007962.

  • Truong QA, Schulman-Marcus J, Zakroysky P, Chou ET, Nagurney JT, Fleg JL, Schoenfeld DA, Udelson JE, Hoffmann U, Woodard PK. Coronary CT Angiography Versus Standard Emergency Department Evaluation for Acute Chest Pain and Diabetic Patients: Is There Benefit With Early Coronary CT Angiography? Results of the Randomized Comparative Effectiveness ROMICAT II Trial. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Mar 22;5(3):e003137. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.003137. PubMed PMID: 27006119; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4943281.

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  • Bittner DO, Arnold M, Klinghammer L, Schuhbaeck A, Hell MM, Muschiol G, Gauss S, Lell M, Uder M, Hoffmann U, Achenbach S, Marwan M. Contrast volume reduction using third generation dual source computed tomography for the evaluation of patients prior to transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Eur Radiol. 2016 Dec;26(12):4497-4504. PubMed PMID: 26995206.

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  • Travison TG, O'Donnell CJ, Bhasin S, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Vasan RS, D'Agostino RB Sr, Basaria S. Circulating Sex Steroids and Vascular Calcification in Community-Dwelling Men: The Framingham Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 May;101(5):2160-7. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-4299. PubMed PMID: 26930184; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4870846.

  • Hsue PY, Tawakol A. Inflammation and Fibrosis in HIV: Getting to the Heart of the Matter. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Mar;9(3):e004427. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.004427. PubMed PMID: 26951604.

  • Lee JJ, Pedley A, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Keaney JF Jr, Vasan RS, Fox CS. Cross-Sectional Associations of Computed Tomography (CT)-Derived Adipose Tissue Density and Adipokines: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Feb 29;5(3):e002545. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002545. PubMed PMID: 26927600; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4943240.

  • Therkelsen KE, Abraham TM, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Sutherland P, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Association Between Prolactin and Incidence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Feb 23;5(2). pii: e002640. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002640. PubMed PMID: 26908403; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4802489.

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  • Harvey HB, Alkasab TK, Prabhakar AM, Halpern EF, Rosenthal DI, Pandharipande PV, Gazelle GS. Radiologist Peer Review by Group Consensus. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Jun;13(6):656-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.11.013. PubMed PMID: 26908200.

  • Shah RV, Murthy VL, Allison MA, Ding J, Budoff M, Frazier-Wood AC, Lima JA, Steffen L, Siscovick D, Tucker KL, Ouyang P, Abbasi SA, Danielson K, Jerosch-Herold M, Mozaffarian D. Diet and adipose tissue distributions: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Mar;26(3):185-93. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2015.12.012. PubMed PMID: 26899879; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4788543.

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  • Tarkin JM, Dweck MR, Evans NR, Takx RA, Brown AJ, Tawakol A, Fayad ZA, Rudd Imaging Atherosclerosis. Circ Res. 2016 Feb 19;118(4):750-69. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.115.306247. Review. PubMed PMID: 26892971; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4756468.

  • Therkelsen KE, Pedley A, Hoffmann U, Fox CS, Murabito JM. Intramuscular fat and physical performance at the Framingham Heart Study. Age (Dordr). 2016 Apr;38(2):31. doi: 10.1007/s11357-016-9893-2. PubMed PMID: 26899132; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5005897.

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  • Hoffmann U. The Promise of a Warranty. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Feb;9(2):e004389. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.116.004389. PubMed PMID: 26848063.

  • McAuley SA, Dang TT, Horsburgh JC, Bansal A, Ward GM, Aroyan S, Jenkins AJ, MacIsaac RJ, Shah RV, O'Neal DN. Feasibility of an Orthogonal Redundant Sensor incorporating Optical plus Redundant Electrochemical Glucose Sensing. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 May 3;10(3):679-88. doi: 10.1177/1932296816629982. PubMed PMID: 26846821; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5038539.

  • Shah RV, Allison MA, Lima JA, Abbasi SA, Eisman A, Lai C, Jerosch-Herold M, Budoff M, Murthy VL. Abdominal fat radiodensity, quantity and cardiometabolic risk: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Feb;26(2):114-22. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2015.12.002. PubMed PMID: 26817938; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4775418.

  • Takx RA, Ishai A, Truong QA, MacNabb MH, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Tawakol A. Supraclavicular Brown Adipose Tissue 18F-FDG Uptake and Cardiovascular Disease. J Nucl Med. 2016 Aug;57(8):1221-5. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.115.166025. PubMed PMID: 26795284.

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  • Joshi FR, Rajani NK, Abt M, Woodward M, Bucerius J, Mani V, Tawakol A, Kallend D, Fayad ZA, Rudd JH. Does Vascular Calcification Accelerate Inflammation?: A Substudy of the dal-PLAQUE Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jan 5;67(1):69-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.10.050. PubMed PMID: 26764069.

  • Pursnani A, Celeng C, Schlett CL, Mayrhofer T, Zakroysky P, Lee H, Ferencik M, Fleg JL, Bamberg F, Wiviott SD, Truong QA, Udelson JE, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann Use of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography Findings to Modify Statin and Aspirin Prescription in Patients With Acute Chest Pain. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Feb 1;117(3):319-24. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.10.052. PubMed PMID: 26762723.

  • Ma J, McKeown NM, Hwang SJ, Hoffmann U, Jacques PF, Fox CS. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Is Associated With Change of Visceral Adipose Tissue Over 6 Years of Follow-Up. Circulation. 2016 Jan 26;133(4):370-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.018704. PubMed PMID: 26755505; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4729662.

  • Tawakol A, Abdelhafez YG, Osama A, Hamada E, El Refaei S. Diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG PET/contrast-enhanced CT versus contrast-enhanced CT alone for post-treatment detection of ovarian malignancy. Nucl Med Commun. 2016 May;37(5):453-60. doi: 10.1097/MNM.0000000000000477. PubMed PMID: 26745811.

  • Shah RV, Murthy VL. Cardiac magnetic resonance detection of the human carotid: A new lens on neovascularization? Atherosclerosis. 2016 Feb;245:60-1. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.12.003. Review. PubMed PMID: 26708284.

  • Misono AS, Saini S, Prabhakar AM. Radiology Jobs: Uncovering Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Opportunities From the ACR Jobs Board. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Apr;13(4):471-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.09.027. PubMed PMID: 26706192.

  • Therkelsen KE, Pedley A, Rosenquist KJ, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Murabito JM, Fox CS. Adipose tissue attenuation as a marker of adipose tissue quality: Associations with six-year changes in body weight. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Feb;24(2):499-505. doi: 10.1002/oby.21337. PubMed PMID: 26694629; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4770559.

  • Shah RV, Kato S, Roujol S, Murthy V, Bellm S, Kashem A, Basha T, Jang J, Eisman AS, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Native Myocardial T1 as a Biomarker of Cardiac Structure in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jan 15;117(2):282-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.10.046. PubMed PMID: 26684511.

  • Prabhakar AM, Misono AS, Hemingway J, Hughes DR, Duszak R Jr. Medicare Utilization of Vascular Ultrasound From 1998 to 2013: Continued Growth in Both Radiologist and Nonradiologist Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Mar;13(3):255-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.09.035. PubMed PMID: 26673986.

  • Nicola R, Shaqdan KW, Aran S, Prabhakar AM, Singh AK, Abujudeh HH. Contrast Media Extravasation of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Management Guidelines for the Radiologist. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2016 May-Jun;45(3):161-4. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2015.08.004. Review. PubMed PMID: 26477550.

  • Partovi S, Reiber JH, Ghoshhajra BB. Topical issue: multimodality imaging in atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):1-3. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0774-z. PubMed PMID: 26438168.

  • Feins EN, DeFaria Yeh D, Bhatt AB, Stefanescu A, Youniss MA, Ghoshhajra BB, Inglessis-Azuaje I, Liberthson RR, MacGillivray TE. Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: Surgical Repair With Anatomic- and Function-Based Follow-Up. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):169-75; discussion 175-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.07.003. PubMed PMID: 26428691.

  • Joseph P, Ishai A, MacNabb M, Abdelbaky A, Lavender ZR, Ruskin J, Nahrendorf M, Tawakol A. Atrial fibrillation is associated with hematopoietic tissue activation and arterial inflammation. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):113-9. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0766-z. PubMed PMID: 26411879; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4730873.

  • Misono AS, Prabhakar AM, Liu RW, Shetty SK. What Radiology Can Learn From the Management Consulting Industry. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Feb;13(2):222-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.09.023. PubMed PMID: 26846394.

  • Yun HJ, Shah RV, Murthy VL. Exercise and Bayes' Theorem: Some things never go out of style. J Nucl Cardiol. 2016 Jun;23(3):379-83. doi: 10.1007/s12350-015-0281-6. PubMed PMID: 26391502. Yun BJ, Prabhakar AM, Warsh J, Kaplan R, Brennan J, Dempsey KE, Raja AS. Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing in Emergency Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Jun;67(6):765-72. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.08.004. PubMed PMID: 26365921.

  • Ferencik M, Hoffmann U, Bamberg F, Januzzi JL. Highly sensitive troponin and coronary computed tomography angiography in the evaluation of suspected acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department. Eur Heart J. 2016 Aug 7;37(30):2397-405. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehw005. Review. PubMed PMID: 26843275.

  • Celeng C, Vadvala H, Puchner S, Pursnani A, Sharma U, Kovacs A, Maurovich-Horvat P, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra B. Defining the optimal systolic phase targets using absolute delay time for reconstructions in dual-source coronary CT angiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):91-100. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0755-2. PubMed PMID: 26335369.

  • Spahillari A, Mukamal KJ, DeFilippi C, Kizer JR, Gottdiener JS, Djoussé L, Lyles MF, Bartz TM, Murthy VL, Shah RV. The association of lean and fat mass with all-cause mortality in older adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Nov;26(11):1039-1047. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2016.06.011. PubMed PMID: 27484755; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5079822.

  • Singh P, González-Ramos S, Mojena M, Rosales-Mendoza CE, Emami H, Swanson J, Morss A, Fayad ZA, Rudd JH, Gelfand J, Paz-García M, Martín-Sanz P, Boscá L, Tawakol A. GM-CSF Enhances Macrophage Glycolytic Activity In Vitro and Improves Detection of Inflammation In Vivo. J Nucl Med. 2016 Sep;57(9):1428-35. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.115.167387. PubMed PMID: 27081166.

  • Chatterjee NA, Singh JP, Szymonifka J, Deaño RC, Thai WE, Wai B, Min JK, Januzzi JL, Truong QA. Incremental value of cystatin C over conventional renal metrics for predicting clinical response and outcomes in cardiac resynchronization therapy: The BIOCRT study. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Feb 15;205:43-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.12.002. PubMed PMID: 26710332; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4718799.

  • Scheske JA, Chung JH, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB. Computed Tomography Angiography of the Thoracic Aorta. Radiol Clin North Am. 2016 Jan;54(1):13-33. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2015.08.004. Review. PubMed PMID: 26654389.

  • Meyersohn N, Scheske J, Gallagher R, Yeh R, Ghoshhajra B. Coronary CT angiography for myocardial infarction: case studies of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Coron Artery Dis. 2016 Jan;27(1):72-3. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000323. PubMed PMID: 26618936.

  • Shah RV, Murthy VL, Colangelo LA, Reis J, Venkatesh BA, Sharma R, Abbasi SA, Goff DC Jr, Carr JJ, Rana JS, Terry JG, Bouchard C, Sarzynski MA, Eisman A, Neilan T, Das S, Jerosch-Herold M, Lewis CE, Carnethon M, Lewis GD, Lima JA. Association of Fitness in Young Adulthood With Survival and Cardiovascular Risk: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan;176(1):87-95. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6309. PubMed PMID: 26618471; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5292201.

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  • Lu MT, Rosman DA, Wu CC, Gilman MD, Harvey HB, Gervais DA, Alkasab TK, Shepard JA, Boland GW, Pandharipande PV. Radiologist Point-of-Care Clinical Decision Support and Adherence to Guidelines for Incidental Lung Nodules. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Feb;13(2):156-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.09.029. PubMed PMID: 26577875.

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  • Nou E, Lu MT, Looby SE, Fitch KV, Kim EA, Lee H, Hoffmann U, Grinspoon SK, Lo J. Serum oxidized low-density lipoprotein decreases in response to statin therapy and relates independently to reductions in coronary plaque in patients with HIV. AIDS. 2016 Feb 20;30(4):583-90. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000946. PubMed PMID: 26558731; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5041529.

  • Guo LQ, Wasfy MM, Hedgire S, Kalra M, Wood M, Prabhakar AM, Ghoshhajra BB. Multimodality imaging of spontaneous coronary artery dissection: case studies of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Coron Artery Dis. 2016 Jan;27(1):70-1. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000320. PubMed PMID: 26554663.

  • Tawakol A, Ishai A, Li D, Takx RA, Hur S, Kaiser Y, Pampaloni M, Rupert A, Hsu D, Sereti I, Fromentin R, Chomont N, Ganz P, Deeks SG, Hsue PY. Association of Arterial and Lymph Node Inflammation With Distinct Inflammatory Pathways in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Dec 7. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.4728. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27926762.

  • Farhad H, Staziaki PV, Addison D, Coelho-Filho OR, Shah RV, Mitchell RN, Szilveszter B, Abbasi SA, Kwong RY, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Hoffmann U, Jerosch-Herold M, Neilan TG. Characterization of the Changes in Cardiac Structurem and Function in Mice Treated With Anthracyclines Using Serial Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Dec;9(12). pii: e003584. PubMed PMID: 27923796; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5147427.

  • Shah R, Yow E, Jones WS, Kohl LP 3rd, Kosinski AS, Hoffmann U, Lee KL, Fordyce CB, Mark DB, Lowe A, Douglas PS, Patel MR. Comparison of visual assessment of coronary stenosis with independent quantitative coronary angiography: Findings from the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial. Am Heart J. 2016 Oct 26;184:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2016.10.014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27892881.

  • Wang GX, Hedgire SS, Le TQ, Sonis JD, Yun BJ, Lev MH, Raja AS, Prabhakar AM. MR angiography can guide ED management of suspected acute aortic dissection. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Nov 17. pii: S0735-6757(16)30867-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.11.039. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27894786.

  • Dedic A, Nieman K, Hoffmann U, Ferencik M. Cardiac CT in the emergency department in the era of highly-sensitive troponins: is there still a role? Minerva Cardioangiol. 2016 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27886161.

  • Ghoshhajra BB, Takx RA, Staziaki PV, Vadvala H, Kim P, Neilan TG, Meyersohn NM, Bittner D, Janjua SA, Mayrhofer T, Greenwald JL, Truong QA, Abbara S, Brown DF, Januzzi JL, Francis S, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U; MGH Emergency Cardiac CTA Program Contributors.. Clinical implementation of an emergency department coronary computed tomographic angiography protocol for triage of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. Eur Radiol. 2016 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27885414.

  • Partovi S, Ghoshhajra BB. Multimodality versus single modality multiparametric imaging of carotid atherosclerotic disease - time to change the approach to patient evaluation? Vasa. 2016 Nov;45(6):433-435. PubMed PMID: 27855573.

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  • Gogia S, Kaiser Y, Tawakol A. Imaging High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques with PET. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Dec;18(12):76. Review. PubMed PMID: 27826911.

  • Koschate J, Drescher U, Brinkmann C, Baum K, Schiffer T, Latsch J, Brixius K, Hoffmann U. Faster heart rate and muscular oxygen uptake kinetics in type 2 diabetes patients following endurance training. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Nov;41(11):1146-1154. PubMed PMID: 27819153.

  • Abbasi SA, Shah RV, McNulty SE, Hernandez AF, Semigran MJ, Lewis GD, Jerosch-Herold M, Kim RJ, Redfield MM, Kwong RY. Left Atrial Structure and Function in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: A RELAX Substudy. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 3;11(11):e0164914. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164914. PubMed PMID: 27812147; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5094719.

  • Long MT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. The Association between Non-Invasive Hepatic Fibrosis Markers and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in the Framingham Heart Study. PLoS One. 2016 Jun 24;11(6):e0157517. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157517. PubMed PMID: 27341207; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4920364.

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  • Celeng C, Maurovich-Horvat P, Ghoshhajra BB, Merkely B, Leiner T, Takx RA. Prognostic Value of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography in Patients With Diabetes: A Meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2016 Jul;39(7):1274-80. doi: 10.2337/dc16-0281. Review. PubMed PMID: 27330128.

  • Fitch KV, DeFilippi C, Christenson R, Srinivasa S, Lee H, Lo J, Lu MT, Wong K, Petrow E, Sanchez L, Looby SE, Hoffmann U, Zanni M, Grinspoon SK. Subclinical myocyte injury, fibrosis and strain in relationship to coronary plaque in asymptomatic HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2016 Sep 10;30(14):2205-14. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001186. PubMed PMID: 27314177; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5007151.

  • Dorans KS, Wilker EH, Li W, Rice MB, Ljungman PL, Schwartz J, Coull BA, Kloog I, Koutrakis P, D'Agostino RB Sr, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ, Mittleman MA. Residential Proximity to Major Roads, Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter, and Coronary Artery Calcium: The Framingham Heart Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Aug;36(8):1679-85. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.116.307141. PubMed PMID: 27312220; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4965287.

  • Yun BJ, Myriam Hunink MG, Prabhakar AM, Heng M, Liu SW, Qudsi R, Raja AS. Diagnostic Imaging Strategies for Occult Hip Fractures: A Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Oct;23(10):1161-1169. doi: 10.1111/acem.13026. PubMed PMID: 27286291.

  • Staziaki PV, Kim P, Vadvala HV, Ghoshhajra BB. Medical Registry Data Collection Efficiency: A Crossover Study Comparing Web-Based Electronic Data Capture and a Standard Spreadsheet. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Jun 8;18(6):e141. doi: 10.2196/jmir.5576. PubMed PMID: 27277523; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4917733.

  • Lu MT, Park J, Ghemigian K, Mayrhofer T, Puchner SB, Liu T, Fleg JL, Udelson JE, Truong QA, Ferencik M, Hoffmann U. Epicardial and paracardial adipose tissue volume and attenuation - Association with high-risk coronary plaque on computed tomographic angiography in the ROMICAT II trial. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Aug;251:47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.05.033. PubMed PMID: 27266821; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4983201.

  • Lee JJ, Pedley A, Marqusee E, Sutherland P, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Fox CS. Thyroid function and cardiovascular disease risk factors in euthyroid adults: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Dec;85(6):932-941. doi: 10.1111/cen.13124. PubMed PMID: 27256825.

  • Mark DB, Federspiel JJ, Cowper PA, Anstrom KJ, Hoffmann U, Patel MR, Davidson-Ray L, Daniels MR, Cooper LS, Knight JD, Lee KL, Douglas PS; PROMISE Investigators.. Economic Outcomes With Anatomical Versus Functional Diagnostic Testing for Coronary Artery Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jul 19;165(2):94-102. doi: 10.7326/M15-2639. PubMed PMID: 27214597; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5046832.

  • Nance JW, Hedgire SS, Digumarthy SR, Tolis G Jr, Melnitchouk S, Ghoshhajra BB. Retained wire with intra-aortic migration presenting with hemoptysis: case studies of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Coron Artery Dis. 2016 Sep;27(6):521-2. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000384. PubMed PMID: 27214276.

  • Blankstein R, Shah RV. CMR to Evaluate Bioprosthetic Aortic Stenosis? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jul;9(7):794-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.11.026. PubMed PMID: 27209110.

  • Drescher U, Koschate J, Schiffer T, Hoffmann U. Analysis of cardio-pulmonary and respiratory kinetics in different body positions: impact of venous return on pulmonary measurements. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2016 Jul;116(7):1343-53. doi: 10.1007/s00421-016-3386-y. PubMed PMID: 27179796.

  • Partovi S, Ghoshhajra BB, Walker TG. Beyond stenotic degree assessment in carotid atherosclerotic lesions: single catheter near-infrared spectroscopy and intravascular ultrasound. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):201-3. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0729-4. PubMed PMID: 26245472.

  • Takx RA, Partovi S, Ghoshhajra BB. Imaging of atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):5-12. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0730-y. Review. PubMed PMID: 26239134.

  • Prabhakar AM, Staziaki PV, Takx RA, Ghoshhajra BB. Preoperative evaluation for coronary atherosclerosis with computed tomography angiography in intravenous drug users: an emerging indication in the face of a growing threat. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):131-5. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0719-6. PubMed PMID: 26208684.

  • Sidhu MS, Lumish H, Uthamalingam S, Engel LC, Abbara S, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Adherence to the 2010 American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria for Cardiac Computed Tomography: Quality Analysis at a Tertiary Referral Center. J Patient Saf. 2016 Mar;12(1):40-3. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000124. PubMed PMID: 25136850.

2015 Publications

  • Vadvala H, Engel LC, Ghoshhajra BB. Letter to the Editor Regarding "Ruling Out Coronary Artery Disease in Women with Atypical Chest Pain: Results of Calcium Score Combined with Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography, and Associated Radiation Exposure". J Women's Health (Larchmt). 2015 Dec;24(12):1050. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5524. PubMed PMID: 26506133.

  • Behnes M, Espeter F, Hoffmann U, Lang S, Brueckmann M, Akin I, Borggrefe M, Bertsch T, Weiss C, Neumaier M, Ahmad-Nejad P. Diagnostic and Long-Term Prognostic Value of Sensitive Troponin I in Symptomatic Patients Suspected of Acute Heart Failure. Clin Lab. 2015;61(11):1737-47. PubMed PMID: 26732000.

  • Yeoh AJ, Massaro J, Fox CS, Hoffmann U, Eisner BH, McMahon GM. Reproducibility of a novel computed-tomography based measurement of renal papillary density in the Framingham Heart Study. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Dec 22;8:811. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1784-6. PubMed PMID: 26695484; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4688991.

  • Ferencik M, Liu T, Mayrhofer T, Puchner SB, Lu MT, Maurovich-Horvat P, Pope JH, Truong QA, Udelson JE, Peacock WF, White CS, Woodard PK, Fleg JL, Nagurney JT, Januzzi JL, Hoffmann U. hs-Troponin I Followed by CT Angiography Improves Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Stratification Accuracy and Work-Up in Acute Chest Pain Patients: Results From ROMICAT II Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Nov;8(11):1272-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2015.06.016. PubMed PMID: 26476506; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4644454.

  • Takx RA, MacNabb MH, Emami H, Abdelbaky A, Singh P, Lavender ZR, di Carli M, Taqueti V, Foster C, Mann J, Comley RA, Weber CI, Tawakol A. Increased arterial inflammation in individuals with stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26464074; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4833679.

  • Carroll BJ, Shah RV, Murthy V, McCullough SA, Reza N, Thomas SS, Song TH, Newton-Cheh CH, Camuso JM, MacGillivray T, Sundt TM, Semigran MJ, Lewis GD, Baker JN, Garcia JP. Clinical Features and outcomes in adults with cardiogenic shock supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Nov 15;116(10):1624-30. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.08.030. PubMed PMID: 26443560.

  • Lo J, Lu MT, Ihenachor EJ, Wei J, Looby SE, Fitch KV, Oh J, Zimmerman CO, Hwang J, Abbara S, Plutzky J, Robbins G, Tawakol A, Hoffmann U, Grinspoon SK. Effects of statin therapy on coronary artery plaque volume and high-risk plaque morphology in HIV-infected patients with subclinical atherosclerosis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet HIV. 2015 Feb;2(2):e52-63. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(14)00032-0. PubMed PMID: 26424461; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4820828.

  • Ye YX, Calcagno C, Binderup T, Courties G, Keliher EJ, Wojtkiewicz GR, Iwamoto Y, Tang J, Pérez-Medina C, Mani V, Ishino S, Johnbeck CB, Knigge U, Fayad ZA, Libby P, Weissleder R, Tawakol A, Dubey S, Belanger AP, Di Carli MF, Swirski FK, Kjaer A, Mulder WJ, Nahrendorf M. Imaging Macrophage and Hematopoietic Progenitor Proliferation in Atherosclerosis. Circ Res. 2015 Oct 23;117(10):835-45. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.115.307024. PubMed PMID: 26394773; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4619168.

  • Prabhakar AM, Le TQ, Abujudeh HH, Raja AS. Incidental findings and recommendations are common on ED CT angiography to evaluate for aortic dissection. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov;33(11):1639-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.07.078. PubMed PMID: 26324008.

  • Abraham TM, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Association between visceral and subcutaneous adipose depots and incident cardiovascular disease risk factors. Circulation. 2015 Oct 27;132(17):1639-47. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.015000. PubMed PMID: 26294660; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4779497.

  • Meyersohn NM, Walker TG, Oliveira GR. Advances in axial imaging of peripheral vascular disease. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2015 Oct;17(10):87. doi: 10.1007/s11886-015-0644-2. Review. PubMed PMID: 26285590.

  • Shah RV, Jerosch-Herold M. Myocardial Iron and Arrhythmia Risk: Magnetic "Shades of Gray"? Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Aug;8(8). pii: e003901. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.115.003901. PubMed PMID: 26259582.

  • Flynn A, Li Q, Panagia M, Abdelbaky A, MacNabb M, Samir A, Cypess AM, Weyman AE, Tawakol A, Scherrer-Crosbie M. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound: A Novel Noninvasive, Nonionizing Method for the Detection of Brown Adipose Tissue in Humans. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Oct;28(10):1247-54. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2015.06.014. PubMed PMID: 26255029; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4593741.

  • Ferencik M, Mayrhofer T, Puchner SB, Lu MT, Maurovich-Horvat P, Liu T, Ghemigian K, Kitslaar P, Broersen A, Bamberg F, Truong QA, Schlett CL, Hoffmann U. Computed tomography-based high-risk coronary plaque score to predict acute coronary syndrome among patients with acute chest pain--Results from the ROMICAT II trial. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 Nov-Dec;9(6):538-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.07.003. PubMed PMID: 26229036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4684738.

  • Hoffmann U, Akers SR, Brown RK, Cummings KW, Cury RC, Greenberg SB, Ho VB, Hsu JY, Min JK, Panchal KK, Stillman AE, Woodard PK, Jacobs JE. ACR Appropriateness Criteria Acute Nonspecific Chest Pain-Low Probability of Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Dec;12(12 Pt A):1266-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.09.004. Review. Erratum in: J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Feb;13(2):231. PubMed PMID: 26653833.

  • Harvey HB, Alkasab TK, Pandharipande PV, Halpern EF, Prabhakar AM, Oklu R, Rosenthal DI, Hirsch JA, Gazelle GS, Brink JA. Non-Research-Related Physician-Industry Relationships of Radiologists in the United States. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Nov;12(11):1142-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.04.017. PubMed PMID: 26243797.

  • Djulbegovic B, Hamm RM, Mayrhofer T, Hozo I, Van den Ende J. Rationality, practice variation and person-centred health policy: a threshold hypothesis. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Dec;21(6):1121-4. doi: 10.1111/jep.12486. PubMed PMID: 26639018; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5064603.

  • Shah RV, Allison MA, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Abbasi SA, Ouyang P, Jerosch-Herold M, Ding J, Budoff MJ, Murthy VL. Liver fat, statin use, and incident diabetes: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Sep;242(1):211-7. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.07.018. PubMed PMID: 26209814; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4546884.

  • Pursnani A, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB Sr, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U. Guideline-Based Statin Eligibility, Coronary Artery Calcification, and Cardiovascular Events. JAMA. 2015 Jul 14;314(2):134-41. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.7515. PubMed PMID: 26172893; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4754085.

  • Tan TC, Neilan TG, Francis S, Plana JC, Scherrer-Crosbie M. Anthracycline-Induced Cardiomyopathy in Adults. Compr Physiol. 2015 Jul 1;5(3):1517-40. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c140059. Review. PubMed PMID: 26140726.

  • Meyersohn NM, Pursnani A, Neilan TG. Detection of Cardiac Toxicity Due to Cancer Treatment: Role of Cardiac MRI. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2015 Aug;17(8):396. doi: 10.1007/s11936-015-0396-8. PubMed PMID: 26134969.

  • Douglas PS, Hoffmann U. Anatomical versus Functional Testing for Coronary Artery Disease. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 2;373(1):91. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1505594. PubMed PMID: 26132947.

  • Meyersohn NM, Ghemigian K, Shapiro MD, Shah SV, Ghoshhajra BB, Ferencik M. Role of Computed Tomography in Assessment of the Thoracic Aorta. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2015 Aug;17(8):395. doi: 10.1007/s11936-015-0395-9. PubMed PMID: 26092611.

  • Dudzinski DM, Prabhakar AM, Ptaszek LM, Vlahakes GJ. Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 19-2015. A 71-Year-Old Man with Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 18;372(25):2438-46. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1415757. PubMed PMID: 26083209.

  • Tawakol A, Hara T, Truelove J, Wojtkiewicz GR, Hucker WJ, MacNabb MH, Brownell AL, Jokivarsi K, Kessinger CW, Jaff MR, Henke PK, Weissleder R, Jaffer FA. Response to Letter Regarding Article, "18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography Enables the Detection of Recurrent Same-Site Deep Vein Thrombosis by Illuminating Recently Formed, Neutrophil-Rich Thrombus". Circulation. 2015 Jun 16;131(24):e531-2. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.014802. PubMed PMID: 26078375.

  • Wang L, Tan TC, Halpern EF, Neilan TG, Francis SA, Picard MH, Fei H, Hochberg EP, Abramson JS, Weyman AE, Kuter I, Scherrer-Crosbie M. Major Cardiac Events and the Value of Echocardiographic Evaluation in Patients Receiving Anthracycline-Based Chemotherapy. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 1;116(3):442-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.04.064. PubMed PMID: 26071994.

  • Ferencik M, Chatzizisis YS. Statins and the coronary plaque calcium "paradox": Insights from non-invasive and invasive imaging. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Aug;241(2):783-5. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.05.021. PubMed PMID: 26070488.

  • Yeoh AJ, Pedley A, Rosenquist KJ, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. The Association Between Subcutaneous Fat Density and the Propensity to Store Fat Viscerally. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Aug;100(8):E1056-64. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-4032. PubMed PMID: 26062015; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4525002.

  • Ma J, Fox CS, Jacques PF, Speliotes EK, Hoffmann U, Smith CE, Saltzman E, McKeown NM. Sugar-sweetened beverage, diet soda, and fatty liver disease in the Framingham Heart Study cohorts. J Hepatol. 2015 Aug;63(2):462-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2015.03.032. PubMed PMID: 26055949; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4827616.

  • Abbasi SA, Hundley WG, Bluemke DA, Jerosch-Herold M, Blankstein R, Petersen SE, Rider OJ, Lima JA, Allison MA, Murthy VL, Shah RV. Visceral adiposity and left ventricular remodeling: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Jul;25(7):667-76. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2015.03.016. PubMed PMID: 26033394; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4468023.

  • Hoffmann U, Douglas PS. The PROMISE trial: An inside perspective. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 Jul-Aug;9(4):252-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.05.002. PubMed PMID: 26025047.

  • Paul S, Pandey AK, Shah RV, Aggarwal SK. Chemically selective polymer substrate based direct isotope dilution alpha spectrometry of Pu. Anal Chim Acta. 2015 Jun 9;878:54-62. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2015.04.046. PubMed PMID: 26002326.

  • Ladeiras-Lopes R, Agewall S, Tawakol A, Staels B, Stein E, Mentz RJ, Leite-Moreira A, Zannad F, Koenig W. Atherosclerosis: Recent trials, new targets and future directions. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 1;192:72-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.05.013. Review. PubMed PMID: 26002254.

  • Harvey HB, Alkasab TK, Stingley PD, Shore MT, Abedi-Tari F, Abujudeh HH, Meyersohn NM, Zhao J, Pandharipande PV, Rosenthal DI. Curbing Inappropriate Usage of STAT Imaging at a Large Academic Medical Center. J Patient Saf. 2015 May 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26001548.

  • Cheng YM, Lu MT, Yeh CM. Functional expression of recombinant human trefoil factor 1 by Escherichia coli and Brevibacillus choshinensis. BMC Biotechnol. 2015 May 20;15:32. doi: 10.1186/s12896-015-0149-5. PubMed PMID: 25990322; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4438461.

  • Truong QA, Thai WE, Wai B, Cordaro K, Cheng T, Beaudoin J, Xiong G, Cheung JW, Altman R, Min JK, Singh JP, Barrett CD, Danik S. Myocardial scar imaging by standard single-energy and dual-energy late enhancement CT: Comparison with pathology and electroanatomic map in an experimental chronic infarct porcine model. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 Jul-Aug;9(4):313-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.03.003. PubMed PMID: 25977115; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4475424.

  • Maurovich-Horvat P, Kallianos K, Engel LC, Szymonifka J, Schlett CL, Koenig W, Hoffmann U, Truong QA. Relationship of thoracic fat depots with coronary atherosclerosis and circulating inflammatory biomarkers. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jun;23(6):1178-84. doi: 10.1002/oby.21080. PubMed PMID: 25960369; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4446160.

  • Long MT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Esliger DW, Vasan RS, Fox CS, Murabito JM. Hepatic steatosis is associated with lower levels of physical activity measured via accelerometry. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jun;23(6):1259-66. doi: 10.1002/oby.21058. PubMed PMID: 25959049; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4446168.

  • Prabhakar AM, Misono AS, Harvey HB, Yun BJ, Saini S, Oklu R. Imaging utilization from the ED: no difference between observation and admitted patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug;33(8):1076-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.04.025. PubMed PMID: 25957145.

  • Neilan TG, Farhad H, Mayrhofer T, Shah RV, Dodson JA, Abbasi SA, Danik SB, Verdini DJ, Tokuda M, Tedrow UB, Jerosch-Herold M, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB, Stevenson WG, Kwong RY. Late gadolinium enhancement among survivors of sudden cardiac arrest. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Apr;8(4):414-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2014.11.017. PubMed PMID: 25797123; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4785883.

  • Januzzi JL, Sharma U, Zakroysky P, Truong QA, Woodard PK, Pope JH, Hauser T, Mayrhofer T, Nagurney JT, Schoenfeld D, Peacock WF, Fleg JL, Wiviott S, Pang PS, Udelson J, Hoffmann U. Sensitive troponin assays in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome: Results from the multicenter rule out myocardial infarction using computer assisted tomography II trial. Am Heart J. 2015 Apr;169(4):572-8.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2014.12.023. PubMed PMID: 25819865; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4380232.

  • Paul AB, Oklu R, Saini S, Prabhakar AM. How Much Is That Head CT? Price Transparency and Variability in Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 May;12(5):453-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.12.016. PubMed PMID: 25841864.

  • Pursnani A, Schlett CL, Mayrhofer T, Celeng C, Zakroysky P, Bamberg F, Nagurney JT, Truong QA, Hoffmann U. Potential for coronary CT angiography to tailor medical therapy beyond preventive guideline-based recommendations: insights from the ROMICAT I trial. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 May-Jun;9(3):193-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.02.006. PubMed PMID: 25846248.

  • Mellinger JL, Pencina KM, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Seshadri S, Fox CS, O'Donnell CJ, Speliotes EK. Hepatic steatosis and cardiovascular disease outcomes: An analysis of the Framingham Heart Study. J Hepatol. 2015 Aug;63(2):470-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2015.02.045. PubMed PMID: 25776891; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5282653.

  • Tawakol A, Singh P, Mojena M, Pimentel-Santillana M, Emami H, MacNabb M, Rudd JH, Narula J, Enriquez JA, Través PG, Fernández-Velasco M, Bartrons R, Martín-Sanz P, Fayad ZA, Tejedor A, Boscá L. HIF-1α and PFKFB3 Mediate a Tight Relationship Between Proinflammatory Activation and Anerobic Metabolism in Atherosclerotic Macrophages. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Jun;35(6):1463-71. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.115.305551. PubMed PMID: 25882065; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4441599.

  • Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Platt JT, Brink JA, Oklu R. Response. Radiology. 2015 Mar;274(3):940-1. PubMed PMID: 25859597.

  • Bhatt AB, Foster E, Kuehl K, Alpert J, Brabeck S, Crumb S, Davidson WR Jr, Earing MG, Ghoshhajra BB, Karamlou T, Mital S, Ting J, Tseng ZH; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology.. Congenital heart disease in the older adult: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015 May 26;131(21):1884-931. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000204. Erratum in: Circulation. 2015 May 26;131(21):e510. PubMed PMID: 25896865.

  • Emami H, Vucic E, Subramanian S, Abdelbaky A, Fayad ZA, Du S, Roth E, Ballantyne CM, Mohler ER, Farkouh ME, Kim J, Farmer M, Li L, Ehlgen A, Langenickel TH, Velasquez L, Hayes W, Tawakol A. The effect of BMS-582949, a P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P38 MAPK) inhibitor on arterial inflammation: a multicenter FDG-PET trial. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Jun;240(2):490-6. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.03.039. PubMed PMID: 25913664.

  • Cheezum MK, Subramaniyam PS, Bittencourt MS, Hulten EA, Ghoshhajra BB, Shah NR, Forman DE, Hainer J, Leavitt M, Padmanabhan R, Skali H, Dorbala S, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Di Carli MF, Gewirtz H, Blankstein R. Prognostic value of coronary CTA vs. exercise treadmill testing: results from the Partners registry. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Dec;16(12):1338-46. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jev087. PubMed PMID: 25899714; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4668770.

  • Douglas PS, Hoffmann U, Patel MR, Mark DB, Al-Khalidi HR, Cavanaugh B, Cole J, Dolor RJ, Fordyce CB, Huang M, Khan MA, Kosinski AS, Krucoff MW, Malhotra V, Picard MH, Udelson JE, Velazquez EJ, Yow E, Cooper LS, Lee KL; PROMISE Investigators.. Outcomes of anatomical versus functional testing for coronary artery disease. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 2;372(14):1291-300. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1415516. PubMed PMID: 25773919; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4473773.

  • Pursnani A, Lee AM, Mayrhofer T, Ahmed W, Uthamalingam S, Ferencik M, Puchner SB, Bamberg F, Schlett CL, Udelson J, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Early resting myocardial computed tomography perfusion for the detection of acute coronary syndrome in patients with coronary artery disease. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Mar;8(3):e002404. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.114.002404. PubMed PMID: 25752898.

  • Gaztanaga J, Farkouh M, Rudd JH, Brotz TM, Rosenbaum D, Mani V, Kerwin TC, Taub R, Tardif JC, Tawakol A, Fayad ZA. A phase 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the effect of VIA-2291, a 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, on vascular inflammation in patients after an acute coronary syndrome. Atherosclerosis. 2015 May;240(1):53-60. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.02.027. PubMed PMID: 25752438.

  • Babatunde A, Rizvi A, Truong QA. Novel Biomarkers: Utility in Patients with Acute Chest Pain and Relationship to Coronary Artery Disease on Coronary CT Angiography. Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep. 2014 Jul;7(7). pii: 9277. PubMed PMID: 25750691; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4350662.

  • Glover M, Khalilzadeh O, Choy G, Prabhakar AM, Pandharipande PV, Gazelle GS. Hospital Evaluations by Social Media: A Comparative Analysis of Facebook Ratings among Performance Outliers. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Oct;30(10):1440-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3236-3. PubMed PMID: 25749881; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4579224.

  • Cury RC, Kitt TM, Feaheny K, Blankstein R, Ghoshhajra BB, Budoff MJ, Leipsic J, Min JK, Akin J, George RT. A randomized, multicenter, multivendor study of myocardial perfusion imaging with regadenoson CT perfusion vs single photon emission CT. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2015 Mar-Apr;9(2):103-12.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2015.01.002. PubMed PMID: 25726411.

  • Janjua SA, Hoffmann U. New insights from major prospective cohort studies with cardiac CT. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2015;17(4):19. doi: 10.1007/s11886-015-0571-2. Review. PubMed PMID: 25725603; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4754086.

  • Ferencik M, Puchner SB, Hoffmann U. Reply: High-risk plaque detected on coronary CT angiography predicts acute coronary syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 3;65(8):863. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.11.051. PubMed PMID: 25720633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4754080.

  • Majmudar MD, Murthy VL, Shah RV, Kolli S, Mousavi N, Foster CR, Hainer J, Blankstein R, Dorbala S, Sitek A, Stevenson LW, Mehra MR, Di Carli MF. Quantification of coronary flow reserve in patients with ischaemic and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy and its association with clinical outcomes. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Aug;16(8):900-9. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jev012. PubMed PMID: 25719181; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4592320.

  • Shah RV, Allison MA, Lima JA, Abbasi SA, Mongraw-Chaffin M, Jerosch-Herold M, Ding J, Budoff MJ, Murthy VL. Liver steatosis and the risk of albuminuria: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Nephrol. 2015 Oct;28(5):577-84. doi: 10.1007/s40620-015-0177-1. PubMed PMID: 25712234; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4549235.

  • Pursnani A, Chou ET, Zakroysky P, Deaño RC, Mamuya WS, Woodard PK, Nagurney JT, Fleg JL, Lee H, Schoenfeld D, Udelson JE, Hoffmann U, Truong QA. Use of coronary artery calcium scanning beyond coronary computed tomographic angiography in the emergency department evaluation for acute chest pain: the ROMICAT II trial. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Mar;8(3). pii: e002225. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.114.002225. PubMed PMID: 25710925; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4340089.

  • Glover M, Choy G, Boland GW, Saini S, Prabhakar AM. Radiology and social media: are private practice radiology groups more social than academic radiology departments? J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 May;12(5):513-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.11.005. PubMed PMID: 25707884.

  • Rao S, Rao S, Harvey HB, Avery L, Saini S, Prabhakar AM. Low back pain in the emergency department-are the ACR Appropriateness Criteria being followed? J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Apr;12(4):364-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.10.020. PubMed PMID: 25703700.

  • Nieman K, Hoffmann U. Cardiac computed tomography in patients with acute chest pain. Eur Heart J. 2015 Apr 14;36(15):906-14. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv034. Review. PubMed PMID: 25687351; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4809998.

  • Bittencourt MS, Hulten EA, Ghoshhajra B, Abbara S, Murthy VL, Divakaran S, Nasir K, Gowdak LH, Riella LV, Chiumiento M, Hoffmann U, Di Carli MF, Blankstein R. Incremental prognostic value of kidney function decline over coronary artery disease for cardiovascular event prediction after coronary computed tomography. Kidney Int. 2015 Jul;88(1):152-9. doi: 10.1038/ki.2014.426. PubMed PMID: 25629550.

  • Misono AS, Oklu R, Prabhakar AM. Time-driven activity-based costing trumps traditional cost accounting for radiologists. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Feb;204(2):W217. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.13258. PubMed PMID: 25615786.

  • Vadvala H, Kim P, Mayrhofer T, Pianykh O, Kalra M, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra B. Coronary CTA using scout-based automated tube potential and current selection algorithm, with breast displacement results in lower radiation exposure in females compared to males. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2014 Dec;4(6):470-9. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2014.12.07. PubMed PMID: 25610804; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4278037.

  • Takx RA, Blomberg BA, El Aidi H, Habets J, de Jong PA, Nagel E, Hoffmann U, Leiner T. Diagnostic accuracy of stress myocardial perfusion imaging compared to invasive coronary angiography with fractional flow reserve meta-analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jan;8(1). pii: e002666. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.114.002666. Review. PubMed PMID: 25596143.

  • Emami H, Singh P, MacNabb M, Vucic E, Lavender Z, Rudd JH, Fayad ZA, Lehrer-Graiwer J, Korsgren M, Figueroa AL, Fredrickson J, Rubin B, Hoffmann U, Truong QA, Min JK, Baruch A, Nasir K, Nahrendorf M, Tawakol A. Splenic metabolic activity predicts risk of future cardiovascular events: demonstration of a cardiosplenic axis in humans. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Feb;8(2):121-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2014.10.009. PubMed PMID: 25577441.

  • Tawakol A, Grinspoon SK. Imaging atherosclerotic burden and inflammation: insights into the spectrum of atherosclerotic disease in HIV. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Apr;22(2):381-4. doi: 10.1007/s12350-014-0044-9. PubMed PMID: 25537613.

  • Abdelbaky A, Corsini E, Figueroa AL, Subramanian S, Fontanez S, Emami H, Hoffmann U, Narula J, Tawakol A. Early aortic valve inflammation precedes calcification: a longitudinal FDG-PET/CT study. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Feb;238(2):165-72. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2014.11.026. PubMed PMID: 25525744.

  • Puchner SB, Ferencik M, Maurovich-Horvat P, Nakano M, Otsuka F, Kauczor HU, Virmani R, Hoffmann U, Schlett CL. Iterative image reconstruction algorithms in coronary CT angiography improve the detection of lipid-core plaque--a comparison with histology. Eur Radiol. 2015 Jan;25(1):15-23. doi: 10.1007/s00330-014-3404-6. PubMed PMID: 25182630.

  • Garg R, Rao AD, Baimas-George M, Hurwitz S, Foster C, Shah RV, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY, Di Carli MF, Adler GK. Mineralocorticoid receptor blockade improves coronary microvascular function in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes. 2015 Jan;64(1):236-42. doi: 10.2337/db14-0670. PubMed PMID: 25125488; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4274801.

  • Shah RV, Murthy VL, Abbasi SA, Eng J, Wu C, Ouyang P, Kwong RY, Goldfine A, Bluemke DA, Lima J, Jerosch-Herold M. Weight loss and progressive left ventricular remodeling: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015 Nov;22(11):1408-18. doi: 10.1177/2047487314541731. PubMedPMID: 25009171; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4754791.

2014 Publications


  • Rosenquist KJ, Therkelsen KE, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Development and reproducibility of a computed tomography-based measurement for upper body subcutaneous neck fat. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Dec;3(6):e000979. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000979. PubMed PMID: 25523152; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4338686.
  • Nelson BA, Kaplan JL, El Saleeby CM, Lu MT, Mark EJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 39-2014. A 9-year-old girl with Crohn’s disease and pulmonary nodules. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 18;371(25):2418-27. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1410938. PubMed PMID: 25517709.
  • Emami H, Vijayakumar J, Subramanian S, Vucic E, Singh P, MacNabb MH, Corsini E, Hoffmann U, Bathon JM, Solomon DH, Tawakol A. Arterial 18F-FDG uptake in rheumatoid arthritis correlates with synovial activity. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Sep;7(9):959-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2014.03.018. PubMed PMID: 25212803.
  • Fuentes-Orrego JM, Pinho D, Kulkarni NM, Agrawal M, Ghoshhajra BB, Sahani DV. New and evolving concepts in CT for abdominal vascular imaging. Radiographics. 2014 Sep-Oct;34(5):1363-84. doi: 10.1148/rg.345130070. PubMed PMID: 25208285.
  • Meyersohn NM, Avery LL. Imaging of iatrogenic conditions of the thorax. Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Sep;52(5):913-28. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2014.05.005. Review. PubMed PMID: 25173652.
  • Abbasi SA, Heydari B, Shah RV, Murthy VL, Zhang YY, Blankstein R, Steigner M, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY. Risk stratification by regadenoson stress magnetic resonance imaging in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Oct 15;114(8):1198-203. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.07.041. PubMed PMID: 25173444; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4380519.
  • Tsao CW, Pencina KM, Massaro JM, Benjamin EJ, Levy D, Vasan RS, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ, Mitchell GF. Cross-sectional relations of arterial stiffness, pressure pulsatility, wave reflection, and arterial calcification. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Nov;34(11):2495-500. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.303916. PubMed PMID: 25169933; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4199901.
  • Alvey NJ, Pedley A, Rosenquist KJ, Massaro JM, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Association of fat density with subclinical atherosclerosis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Aug 28;3(4). pii: e000788. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000788. PubMed PMID: 25169793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4310364.
  • Abraham TM, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Yanovski JA, Fox CS. Metabolic characterization of adults with binge eating in the general population: the Framingham Heart Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Nov;22(11):2441-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.20867. PubMed PMID: 25136837; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4224974.
  • Behnes M, Haubenreisser H, Huseynov A, Boecker C, Baumann S, Heggemann F, Becher T, Hoffmann U, Elmas E, Papavassiliu T, Borggrefe M, Schoenberg S, Henzler T, Akin I. Submillisievert ECG-gated whole thoracic CT-angiography for evaluation of a complex congenital heart defect in a young woman. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 20;176(2):e54-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.07.038. PubMed PMID: 25088154.
  • Puchner SB, Liu T, Mayrhofer T, Truong QA, Lee H, Fleg JL, Nagurney JT, Udelson JE, Hoffmann U, Ferencik M. High-risk plaque detected on coronary CT angiography predicts acute coronary syndromes independent of significant stenosis in acute chest pain: results from the ROMICAT-II trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Aug 19;64(7):684-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.05.039. PubMed PMID: 25125300; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4135448.
  • Hara T, Truelove J, Tawakol A, Wojtkiewicz GR, Hucker WJ, MacNabb MH, Brownell AL, Jokivarsi K, Kessinger CW, Jaff MR, Henke PK, Weissleder R, Jaffer FA. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography enables the detection of recurrent same-site deep vein thrombosis by illuminating recently formed, neutrophil-rich thrombus. Circulation. 2014 Sep 23;130(13):1044-52. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.008902. PubMed PMID: 25070665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4174982.
  • Goehler A, McMahon PM, Lumish HS, Wu CC, Munshi V, Gilmore M, Chung JH, Ghoshhajra BB, Mark D, Truong QA, Gazelle GS, Hoffmann U. Cost-effectiveness of follow-up of pulmonary nodules incidentally detected on cardiac computed tomographic angiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Circulation. 2014 Aug 19;130(8):668-75. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.007306. PubMed PMID: 25015342; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4139449.
  • Liu T, Pursnani A, Sharma UC, Vorasettakarnkij Y, Verdini D, Deeprasertkul P, Lee AM, Lumish H, Sidhu MS, Medina H, Danik S, Abbara S, Holmvang G, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Effect of the 2010 task force criteria on reclassification of cardiovascular magnetic resonance criteria for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Jul 4;16:47. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-16-47. PubMed PMID: 24996808; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4105392.
  • Coelho-Filho OR, Shah RV, Neilan TG, Mitchell R, Moreno H Jr, Kwong R, Jerosch-Herold M. Cardiac magnetic resonance assessment of interstitial myocardial fibrosis and cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in hypertensive mice treated with spironolactone. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Jun 25;3(3):e000790. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.114.000790. PubMed PMID: 24965024; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4309062.
  • Schlett CL, Nance JW Jr, Schoepf UJ, O'Brien TX, Ebersberger U, Headden GF, Hoffmann U, Bamberg F. Differences in coronary artery disease by CT angiography between patients developing unstable angina pectoris vs. major adverse cardiac events. Eur J Radiol. 2014 Jul;83(7):1113-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2014.04.005. PubMed PMID: 24838281.
  • Chuang ML, Gona P, Oyama-Manabe N, Manders ES, Salton CJ, Hoffmann U, Manning WJ, O'Donnell CJ. Risk factor differences in calcified and noncalcified aortic plaque: the Framingham Heart Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Jul;34(7):1580-6. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.303600. PubMed PMID: 24833796; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4099001.
  • Tawakol A, Lo J, Zanni MV, Marmarelis E, Ihenachor EJ, MacNabb M, Wai B, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Grinspoon S. Increased arterial inflammation relates to high-risk coronary plaque morphology in HIV-infected patients. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Jun 1;66(2):164-71. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000138. PubMed PMID: 24828267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4023912.
  • Murthy VL, Shah RV, Rubenfire M, Brook RD. Comparison of the Treatment Implications of American Society of Hypertension and International Society of Hypertension 2013 and Eighth Joint National Committee Guidelines: an analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Hypertension. 2014 Aug;64(2):275-80. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03703. PubMed PMID: 24821946.
  • Tawakol A, Emami H, Farkouh M, Fayad ZA, Fifer K, Rudd JH, Subramanian S, Van Dyke T. Reply: is it not timely to consider how to balance cardiorenometabolic benefits and risks of statins? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jul 1;63(25 Pt A):2881. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.03.038. PubMed PMID: 24794123.
  • Tardif JC, Ballantyne CM, Barter P, Dasseux JL, Fayad ZA, Guertin MC, Kastelein JJ, Keyserling C, Klepp H, Koenig W, L'Allier PL, Lespérance J, Lüscher TF, Paolini JF, Tawakol A, Waters DD; Can HDL Infusions Significantly Quicken Atherosclerosis REgression (CHI-SQUARE) Investigators.. Effects of the high-density lipoprotein mimetic agent CER-001 on coronary atherosclerosis in patients with acute coronary syndromes: a randomized trial. Eur Heart J. 2014 Dec 7;35(46):3277-86. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehu171. PubMed PMID: 24780501; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4258222.
  • Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Yamal JM, Davis BR, Barzilay J, Einhorn PT, Goldfine AB; ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group.. Impaired fasting glucose and body mass index as determinants of mortality in ALLHAT: is the obesity paradox real? J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Jun;16(6):451-8. doi: 10.1111/jch.12325. Erratum in: J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Oct;16(10):770-1. Goldfine, Allison [corrected to Goldfine, Alison B]. PubMed PMID: 24779706; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4091725.
  • Maurovich-Horvat P, Ferencik M, Voros S, Merkely B, Hoffmann U. Comprehensive plaque assessment by coronary CT angiography. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2014 Jul;11(7):390-402. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2014.60. Review. PubMed PMID: 24755916.
  • Shah RV, Heydari B, Coelho-Filho O, Abbasi SA, Feng JH, Neilan TG, Francis S, Blankstein R, Steigner M, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY. Vasodilator stress perfusion CMR imaging is feasible and prognostic in obese patients. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 May;7(5):462-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.11.011. PubMed PMID: 24726254; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4110212.
  • Trattner S, Cheng B, Pieniazek RL, Hoffmann U, Douglas PS, Einstein AJ. Sample size requirements for estimating effective dose from computed tomography using solid-state metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor dosimetry. Med Phys. 2014 Apr;41(4):042102. doi: 10.1118/1.4868693. PubMed PMID: 24694150; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971830.
  • Azzalini L, Ghoshhajra BB, Elmariah S, Passeri JJ, Inglessis I, Palacios IF, Abbara S. The aortic valve calcium nodule score (AVCNS) independently predicts paravalvular regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014 Mar-Apr;8(2):131-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2013.12.013. PubMed PMID: 24661826.
  • Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Heydari B, Farhad H, Dodson JA, Bakker JP, John RM, Veves A, Malhotra A, Blankstein R, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY, Neilan TG. Obesity and sleep apnea are independently associated with adverse left ventricular remodeling and clinical outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation and preserved ventricular function. Am Heart J. 2014 Apr;167(4):620-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2014.01.002. PubMed PMID: 24655713; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4340237.
  • Ong DS, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Coelho-Filho O, Francis SA, Neilan TG. Imaging methods for detection of chemotherapy-associated cardiotoxicity and dysfunction. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2014 Apr;12(4):487-97. doi: 10.1586/14779072.2014.893824. Review. PubMed PMID: 24650314.
  • Friedman DJ, Wang N, Meigs JB, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Fox CS, Magnani JW. Pericardial fat is associated with atrial conduction: the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Mar 4;3(2):e000477. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000477. PubMed PMID: 24595189; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4187474.
  • Azzalini L, Sharma UC, Ghoshhajra BB, Elmariah S, Inglessis I, Palacios IF, Abbara S. Feasibility of C-arm computed tomography for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014 Jan-Feb;8(1):33-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2013.12.001. PubMed PMID: 24582041.
  • Bamberg F, Hinkel R, Marcus RP, Baloch E, Hildebrandt K, Schwarz F, Hetterich H, Sandner TA, Schlett CL, Ebersberger U, Kupatt C, Hoffmann U, Reiser MF, Theisen D, Nikolaou K. Feasibility of dynamic CT-based adenosine stress myocardial perfusion imaging to detect and differentiate ischemic and infarcted myocardium in an large experimental porcine animal model. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Apr;30(4):803-12. doi: 10.1007/s10554-014-0390-3. PubMed PMID: 24570085.
  • Neilan TG, Kwong RY. Reply: prognostic value of myocardial scar in atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 20;63(19):2055. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.01.027. PubMed PMID: 24561138.
  • Bittencourt MS, Hulten E, Ghoshhajra B, O'Leary D, Christman MP, Montana P, Truong QA, Steigner M, Murthy VL, Rybicki FJ, Nasir K, Gowdak LH, Hainer J, Brady TJ, Di Carli MF, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Blankstein R. Prognostic value of nonobstructive and obstructive coronary artery disease detected by coronary computed tomography angiography to identify cardiovascular events. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Mar;7(2):282-91. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.113.001047. PubMed PMID: 24550435.
  • Hulten E, Bittencourt MS, Ghoshhajra B, O'Leary D, Christman MP, Blaha MJ, Truong Q, Nelson K, Montana P, Steigner M, Rybicki F, Hainer J, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Di Carli MF, Nasir K, Abbara S, Blankstein R. Incremental prognostic value of coronary artery calcium score versus CT angiography among symptomatic patients without known coronary artery disease. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Mar;233(1):190-5. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.12.029. PubMed PMID: 24529143.
  • Lee AM, Ghoshhajra BB. Automatic extraction of comprehensive cardiac CT angiography parameters: a novel program with high accuracy and efficiency. J Digit Imaging. 2014 Aug;27(4):507-13. doi: 10.1007/s10278-014-9677-0. PubMed PMID: 24526519; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4090403.
  • Shah RV, Januzzi JL Jr. Soluble ST2 and galectin-3 in heart failure. Clin Lab Med. 2014 Mar;34(1):87-97, vi-vii. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2013.11.009. Review. PubMed PMID: 24507789.
  • Cevasco M, Kwon M, Fiedler A, Lee LS, Shiao J, Shah RV, Worthington AH, Fox JA, Kwong RY, Chen FY. Right heart failure: an ischemic model and restraint therapy for treatment. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr;97(4):1356-62; discussion 1362-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.09.112. PubMed PMID: 24462414.
  • Mani V, Woodward M, Samber D, Bucerius J, Tawakol A, Kallend D, Rudd JH, Abt M, Fayad ZA. Predictors of change in carotid atherosclerotic plaque inflammation and burden as measured by 18-FDG-PET and MRI, respectively, in the dal-PLAQUE study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Mar;30(3):571-82. doi: 10.1007/s10554-014-0370-7. PubMed PMID: 24458953; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4112486.
  • Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Kwong RY. Role of cardiac MRI in diabetes. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014 Feb;16(2):449. doi: 10.1007/s11886-013-0449-0. Review. PubMed PMID: 24430012; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3965673.
  • Hruby A, O'Donnell CJ, Jacques PF, Meigs JB, Hoffmann U, McKeown NM. Magnesium intake is inversely associated with coronary artery calcification: the Framingham Heart Study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jan;7(1):59-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.10.006. PubMed PMID: 24290571; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3957229.
  • Neilan TG, Mongeon FP, Shah RV, Coelho-Filho O, Abbasi SA, Dodson JA, McMullan CJ, Heydari B, Michaud GF, John RM, Blankstein R, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY. Myocardial extracellular volume expansion and the risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation after pulmonary vein isolation. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jan;7(1):1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.08.013. PubMed PMID: 24290570; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3900879.
  • Bucerius J, Mani V, Moncrieff C, Machac J, Fuster V, Farkouh ME, Tawakol A, Rudd JH, Fayad ZA. Optimizing 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging of vessel wall inflammation: the impact of 18F-FDG circulation time, injected dose, uptake parameters, and fasting blood glucose levels. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 Feb;41(2):369-83. doi: 10.1007/s00259-013-2569-6. PubMed PMID: 24271038; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4024166.
  • Figueroa AL, Abdelbaky A, Truong QA, Corsini E, MacNabb MH, Lavender ZR, Lawler MA, Grinspoon SK, Brady TJ, Nasir K, Hoffmann U, Tawakol A. Measurement of arterial activity on routine FDG PET/CT images improves prediction of risk of future CV events. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Dec;6(12):1250-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.08.006. PubMed PMID: 24269261.
  • Harvey HB, Prabhakar AM, Oklu R. Bringing transparency to physician-industry relationships: what the Physician Payment Sunshine Act will mean for interventional radiologists. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Nov;24(11):1589-92; quiz 1593. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2013.07.009. PubMed PMID: 24160819.
  • Shah RV. Paraplegia following thoracic and lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections: how relevant are particulate steroids? Pain Pract. 2014 Apr;14(4):297-300. doi: 10.1111/papr.12110. PubMed PMID: 24152137.
  • Behnes M, Brueckmann M, Lang S, Weiß C, Ahmad-Nejad P, Neumaier M, Borggrefe M, Hoffmann U. Connective tissue growth factor (CTGF/CCN2): diagnostic and prognostic value in acute heart failure. Clin Res Cardiol. 2014 Feb;103(2):107-16. doi: 10.1007/s00392-013-0626-6. PubMed PMID: 24146089.
  • Hulten E, Bittencourt MS, O'Leary D, Shah R, Ghoshhajra B, Christman MP, Montana P, Steigner M, Truong QA, Nasir K, Rybicki F, Hainer J, Brady TJ, Di Carli MF, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Blankstein R. Cardiometabolic risk is associated with atherosclerotic burden and prognosis: results from the partners coronary computed tomography angiography registry. Diabetes Care. 2014 Feb;37(2):555-64. doi: 10.2337/dc13-1431. PubMed PMID: 24130364.
  • Lee AM, Engel LC, Hui GC, Liew G, Ferencik M, Sidhu MS, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Coronary computed tomography angiography at 140 kV versus 120 kV: assessment of image quality and radiation exposure in overweight and moderately obese patients. Acta Radiol. 2014 Jun;55(5):554-62. doi: 10.1177/0284185113502745. PubMed PMID: 24031049.
  • Lumish HS, Sidhu MS, Kallianos K, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Reporting scan time reduces cardiac MR examination duration. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Apr;11(4):425-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.05.037. PubMed PMID: 23999473.
  • Shah RV. Paraplegia following thoracic and lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections: how relevant is physician negligence? J Neurointerv Surg. 2014 Apr 1;6(3):166-8. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2013-010903. PubMed PMID: 23986131.
  • Tawakol A, Singh P, Rudd JH, Soffer J, Cai G, Vucic E, Brannan SP, Tarka EA, Shaddinger BC, Sarov-Blat L, Matthews P, Subramanian S, Farkouh M, Fayad ZA. Effect of treatment for 12 weeks with rilapladib, a lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 inhibitor, on arterial inflammation as assessed with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jan 7-14;63(1):86-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.050. PubMed PMID: 23973698.
  • Sidhu MS, Uthamalingam S, Ahmed W, Engel LC, Vorasettakarnkij Y, Lee AM, Hoffmann U, Brady T, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB. Defining left ventricular noncompaction using cardiac computed tomography. J Thorac Imaging. 2014 Jan;29(1):60-6. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31828e9b3d. PubMed PMID: 23689383.

2013 Publications

  • Elmariah S, Shah RV, Kostis WJ, Hinson JT, Picard MH, Palacios IF. Coronary sinus pacing for the management of right ventricular and atrial infarction with isolated right ventricular pulsus alternans. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(4):497-9. PubMed PMID: 24082391; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3783140.
  • Abbasi SA, Ertel A, Shah RV, Dandekar V, Chung J, Bhat G, Desai AA, Kwong RY, Farzaneh-Far A. Impact of cardiovascular magnetic resonance on management and clinical decision-making in heart failure patients. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Oct 1;15:89. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-15-89. Erratum in: J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014;16:20. PubMed PMID: 24083836; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3851265.
  • Neilan TG, Farhad H, Dodson JA, Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Bakker JP, Michaud GF, van der Geest R, Blankstein R, Steigner M, John RM, Jerosch-Herold M, Malhotra A, Kwong RY. Effect of sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure on cardiac structure and recurrence of atrial fibrillation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Nov 25;2(6):e000421. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000421. PubMed PMID: 24275628; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3886742.
  • Duivenvoorden R, Mani V, Woodward M, Kallend D, Suchankova G, Fuster V, Rudd JH, Tawakol A, Farkouh ME, Fayad ZA. Relationship of serum inflammatory biomarkers with plaque inflammation assessed by FDG PET/CT: the dal-PLAQUE study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Oct;6(10):1087-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.03.009. PubMed PMID: 24135322; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3831277.
  • Shimada YJ, Passeri JJ, Baggish AL, O'Callaghan C, Lowry PA, Yannekis G, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB, Rothman RD, Ho CY, Januzzi JL, Seidman CE, Fifer MA. Effects of losartan on left ventricular hypertrophy and fibrosis in patients with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. JACC Heart Fail. 2013 Dec;1(6):480-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2013.09.001. PubMed PMID: 24621999; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3950308.
  • Subramanian S, Emami H, Vucic E, Singh P, Vijayakumar J, Fifer KM, Alon A, Shankar SS, Farkouh M, Rudd JH, Fayad ZA, Van Dyke TE, Tawakol A. High-dose atorvastatin reduces periodontal inflammation: a novel pleiotropic effect of statins. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Dec 24;62(25):2382-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.08.1627. PubMed PMID: 24070911.
  • Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Oklu R. Thirty-day hospital re-admissions: a metric that matters. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Oct;24(10):1509-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2013.06.005. PubMed PMID: 24070506.
  • Liew G, Ali N, Do S, Petranovic M, Cury R, Brady T, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra B. A novel analysis algorithm for potential quantitative assessment of myocardial computed tomography perfusion. Acad Radiol. 2013 Oct;20(10):1301-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2013.07.004. PubMed PMID: 24029063.
  • Bamberg F, Parhofer KG, Lochner E, Marcus RP, Theisen D, Findeisen HM, Hoffmann U, Schönberg SO, Schlett CL, Reiser MF, Weckbach S. Diabetes mellitus: long-term prognostic value of whole-body MR imaging for the occurrence of cardiac and cerebrovascular events. Radiology. 2013 Dec;269(3):730-7. doi: 10.1148/radiol.13130371. PubMed PMID: 24023074.
  • Hulten E, Goehler A, Bittencourt MS, Bamberg F, Schlett CL, Truong QA, Nichols J, Nasir K, Rogers IS, Gazelle SG, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U, Blankstein R. Cost and resource utilization associated with use of computed tomography to evaluate chest pain in the emergency department: the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Sep 1;6(5):514-24. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000244. PubMed PMID: 24021693; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3888669.
  • Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Oklu R. The medical device excise tax--before it begins? N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 5;369(10):983-4. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1307587#SA2. PubMed PMID: 24004139.
  • Neilan TG, Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Farhad H, Groarke JD, Dodson JA, Coelho-Filho O, McMullan CJ, Heydari B, Michaud GF, John RM, van der Geest R, Steigner ML, Blankstein R, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY. The incidence, pattern, and prognostic value of left ventricular myocardial scar by late gadolinium enhancement in patients with atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Dec 10;62(23):2205-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.067. PubMed PMID: 23994399; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3908872.
  • Puchner SB, Ferencik M, Karolyi M, Do S, Maurovich-Horvat P, Kauczor HU, Hoffmann U, Schlett CL. The effect of iterative image reconstruction algorithms on the feasibility of automated plaque assessment in coronary CT angiography. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Dec;29(8):1879-88. doi: 10.1007/s10554-013-0281-z. PubMed PMID: 23990390.
  • Harvey HB, Prabhakar AM, Gowda V, Oklu R. Removing the veil: price transparency in interventional radiology. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Sep;24(9):1343-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2013.05.033. PubMed PMID: 23973023.
  • Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Neilan TG, Hulten E, Coelho-Filho O, Hoppin A, Levitsky L, de Ferranti S, Rhodes ET, Traum A, Goodman E, Feng H, Heydari B, Harris WS, Hoefner DM, McConnell JP, Seethamraju R, Rickers C, Kwong RY, Jerosch-Herold M. Myocardial tissue remodeling in adolescent obesity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Aug 20;2(4):e000279. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000279. PubMed PMID: 23963758; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3828806.
  • Maurovich-Horvat P, Schlett CL, Hoffmann U. Response. Radiology. 2013 Jul;268(1):304-5. PubMed PMID: 23951582.
  • Calcagno C, Ramachandran S, Izquierdo-Garcia D, Mani V, Millon A, Rosenbaum D, Tawakol A, Woodward M, Bucerius J, Moshier E, Godbold J, Kallend D, Farkouh ME, Fuster V, Rudd JH, Fayad ZA. The complementary roles of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT for imaging of carotid atherosclerosis. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013 Dec;40(12):1884-93. doi: 10.1007/s00259-013-2518-4. PubMed PMID: 23942908; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3823642.
  • Neilan TG, Coelho-Filho OR, Danik SB, Shah RV, Dodson JA, Verdini DJ, Tokuda M, Daly CA, Tedrow UB, Stevenson WG, Jerosch-Herold M, Ghoshhajra BB, Kwong RY. CMR quantification of myocardial scar provides additive prognostic information in nonischemic cardiomyopathy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep;6(9):944-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2013.05.013. PubMed PMID: 23932642; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3952043.
  • Coelho-Filho OR, Shah RV, Mitchell R, Neilan TG, Moreno H Jr, Simonson B, Kwong R, Rosenzweig A, Das S, Jerosch-Herold M. Quantification of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy by cardiac magnetic resonance: implications for early cardiac remodeling. Circulation. 2013 Sep 10;128(11):1225-33. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.000438. PubMed PMID: 23912910.
  • Shah RV, Goldfine AB. Response to letter regarding article, ''Statins and risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus''. Circulation. 2013 Jun 11;127(23):e838. PubMed PMID: 23905169.
  • Atluri S, Glaser SE, Shah RV, Sudarshan G. Needle position analysis in cases of paralysis from transforaminal epidurals: consider alternative approaches to traditional technique. Pain Physician. 2013 Jul-Aug;16(4):321-34. PubMed PMID: 23877448.
  • Beaudoin J, Thai WE, Wai B, Handschumacher MD, Levine RA, Truong QA. Assessment of mitral valve adaptation with gated cardiac computed tomography: validation with three-dimensional echocardiography and mechanistic insight to functional mitral regurgitation. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep;6(5):784-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.113.000561. PubMed PMID: 23873402; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3833459.
  • Ghoshhajra BB, Lee AM, Engel LC, Celeng C, Kalra MK, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Westra SJ, Abbara S. Radiation dose reduction in pediatric cardiac computed tomography: experience from a tertiary medical center. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):171-9. doi: 10.1007/s00246-013-0758-5. PubMed PMID: 23872908.
  • Britton KA, Massaro JM, Murabito JM, Kreger BE, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Body fat distribution, incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 3;62(10):921-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.06.027. PubMed PMID: 23850922; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4142485.
  • Saam T, Hetterich H, Hoffmann V, Yuan C, Dichgans M, Poppert H, Koeppel T, Hoffmann U, Reiser MF, Bamberg F. Meta-analysis and systematic review of the predictive value of carotid plaque hemorrhage on cerebrovascular events by magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 17;62(12):1081-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.06.015. Review. PubMed PMID: 23850912.
  • Abdelbaky A, Corsini E, Figueroa AL, Fontanez S, Subramanian S, Ferencik M, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Tawakol A. Focal arterial inflammation precedes subsequent calcification in the same location: a longitudinal FDG-PET/CT study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep;6(5):747-54. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.113.000382. PubMed PMID: 23833282.
  • Engel LC, Lee AM, Seifarth H, Sidhu MS, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Weekly dose reports: the effects of a continuous quality improvement initiative on coronary computed tomography angiography radiation doses at a tertiary medical center. Acad Radiol. 2013 Aug;20(8):1015-23. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2013.04.012. PubMed PMID: 23830607.
  • Shah R, Heydari B, Coelho-Filho O, Murthy VL, Abbasi S, Feng JH, Pencina M, Neilan TG, Meadows JL, Francis S, Blankstein R, Steigner M, di Carli M, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY. Stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging provides effective cardiac risk reclassification in patients with known or suspected stable coronary artery disease. Circulation. 2013 Aug 6;128(6):605-14. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001430. PubMed PMID: 23804252; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4201834.
  • Francis SA, Daly C, Heydari B, Abbasi S, Shah RV, Kwong RY. Cost-effectiveness analysis for imaging techniques with a focus on cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Jun 14;15:52. doi: 10.1186/1532-429X-15-52. Review. PubMed PMID: 23767423; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3707775.
  • Britton KA, Wang N, Palmisano J, Corsini E, Schlett CL, Hoffmann U, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Vita JA, Mitchell GF, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Fox CS. Thoracic periaortic and visceral adipose tissue and their cross-sectional associations with measures of vascular function. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jul;21(7):1496-503. doi: 10.1002/oby.20166. PubMed PMID: 23754461; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3742564.
  • Rogg J, Hoffmann U, Truong Q, Brown DF, Parry B, Nagurney JT. Evaluation of renal function tests by age and sex to determine emergency department patients' eligibility for cardiac computed tomography. J Emerg Med. 2013 Aug;45(2):220-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.03.026. PubMed PMID: 23735846.
  • Tawakol A, Fayad ZA, Mogg R, Alon A, Klimas MT, Dansky H, Subramanian SS, Abdelbaky A, Rudd JH, Farkouh ME, Nunes IO, Beals CR, Shankar SS. Intensification of statin therapy results in a rapid reduction in atherosclerotic inflammation: results of a multicenter fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography feasibility study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 3;62(10):909-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.04.066. PubMed PMID: 23727083.
  • Mursi K, ElFayoumy H, Saad I, Tawakol A, Badawy H. The effect of preoperative clinical variables on the 30- and 90-day morbidity and mortality after radical cystectomy: A single-centre study. Arab J Urol. 2013 Jun;11(2):152-8. doi: 10.1016/j.aju.2013.03.006. PubMed PMID: 26558074; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4442999.
  • Boiselle PM, Hoffmann U, Schoepf UJ, White CS. Expert opinion: Is 24/7 coverage necessary for implementing coronary CT angiography in the emergency room setting? J Thorac Imaging. 2013 Jul;28(4):203. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e318296b67e. PubMed PMID: 23719543.
  • Prabhakar AM, Harvey HB, Hirsch JA, Wicky S, Oklu R. Medical device excise tax: implications for interventional radiologists. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Jun;24(6):795-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2013.02.027. PubMed PMID: 23707088.
  • Truong QA, Hayden D, Woodard PK, Kirby R, Chou ET, Nagurney JT, Wiviott SD, Fleg JL, Schoenfeld DA, Udelson JE, Hoffmann U. Sex differences in the effectiveness of early coronary computed tomographic angiography compared with standard emergency department evaluation for acute chest pain: the rule-out myocardial infarction with Computer-Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT)-II Trial. Circulation. 2013 Jun 25;127(25):2494-502. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001736. PubMed PMID: 23685743; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3753028.
  • Schlett CL, Ferencik M, Celeng C, Maurovich-Horvat P, Scheffel H, Stolzmann P, Do S, Kauczor HU, Alkadhi H, Bamberg F, Hoffmann U. How to assess non-calcified plaque in CT angiography: delineation methods affect diagnostic accuracy of low-attenuation plaque by CT for lipid-core plaque in histology. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Nov;14(11):1099-105. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jet030. PubMed PMID: 23671211.
  • Murabito JM, Massaro JM, Clifford B, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Depressive symptoms are associated with visceral adiposity in a community-based sample of middle-aged women and men. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Aug;21(8):1713-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.20130. PubMed PMID: 23666906; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3748158.
  • Rosenquist KJ, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Therkelsen KE, Murabito JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Visceral and subcutaneous fat quality and cardiometabolic risk. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jul;6(7):762-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2012.11.021. PubMed PMID: 23664720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3745280.
  • Neilan TG, Coelho-Filho OR, Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Heydari B, Watanabe E, Chen Y, Mandry D, Pierre-Mongeon F, Blankstein R, Kwong RY, Jerosch-Herold M. Myocardial extracellular volume fraction from T1 measurements in healthy volunteers and mice: relationship to aging and cardiac dimensions. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jun;6(6):672-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2012.09.020. PubMed PMID: 23643283; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3683385.
  • Schlett CL, Maurovich-Horvat P, Ferencik M, Alkadhi H, Stolzmann P, Scheffel H, Seifarth H, Nakano M, Do S, Vorpahl M, Kauczor HU, Bamberg F, Tearney GJ, Virmani R, Hoffmann U. Histogram analysis of lipid-core plaques in coronary computed tomographic angiography: ex vivo validation against histology. Invest Radiol. 2013 Sep;48(9):646-53. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0b013e31828fdf9f. PubMed PMID: 23614976.
  • Lee AM, Beaudoin J, Thai WE, Wai B, Hui GC, Sidhu MS, Engel LC, Abbara S, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Feasibility of aortic valve assessment with low dose prospectively triggered adaptive systolic (PTAS) cardiac computed tomography angiography. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Apr 20;6:158. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-158. PubMed PMID: 23602055; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3640955.
  • Rao AD, Shah RV, Garg R, Abbasi SA, Neilan TG, Perlstein TS, Di Carli MF, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY, Adler GK. Aldosterone and myocardial extracellular matrix expansion in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 1;112(1):73-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.02.060. PubMed PMID: 23597770; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3957437.
  • Ho CY, Abbasi SA, Neilan TG, Shah RV, Chen Y, Heydari B, Cirino AL, Lakdawala NK, Orav EJ, González A, López B, Díez J, Jerosch-Herold M, Kwong RY. T1 measurements identify extracellular volume expansion in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy sarcomere mutation carriers with and without left ventricular hypertrophy. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 May 1;6(3):415-22. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.112.000333. PubMed PMID: 23549607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3769196.
  • Woodard PK, White RD, Abbara S, Araoz PA, Cury RC, Dorbala S, Earls JP, Hoffmann U, Hsu JY, Jacobs JE, Javidan-Nejad C, Krishnamurthy R, Mammen L, Martin ET, Ryan T, Shah AB, Steiner RM, Vogel-Claussen J, White CS. ACR Appropriateness Criteria chronic chest pain-low to intermediate probability of coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 May;10(5):329-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.01.018. PubMed PMID: 23542027.
  • Nolte JE, Neumann T, Manne JM, Lo J, Neumann A, Mostardt S, Abbara S, Hoffmann U, Brady TJ, Wasem J, Grinspoon SK, Gazelle GS, Goehler A. Cost-effectiveness analysis of coronary artery disease screening in HIV-infected men. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Aug;21(8):972-9. doi: 10.1177/2047487313483607. PubMed PMID: 23539717; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3841232.
  • Vijayakumar J, Subramanian S, Singh P, Corsini E, Fontanez S, Lawler M, Kaplan R, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Tawakol A. Arterial inflammation in bronchial asthma. J Nucl Cardiol. 2013 Jun;20(3):385-95. doi: 10.1007/s12350-013-9697-z. PubMed PMID: 23526296.
  • Therkelsen KE, Pedley A, Speliotes EK, Massaro JM, Murabito J, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Intramuscular fat and associations with metabolic risk factors in the Framingham Heart Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Apr;33(4):863-70. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.301009. PubMed PMID: 23349188; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3696991.
  • Ahmed W, Schlett CL, Uthamalingam S, Truong QA, Koenig W, Rogers IS, Blankstein R, Nagurney JT, Tawakol A, Januzzi JL, Hoffmann U. Single resting hsTnT level predicts abnormal myocardial stress test in acute chest pain patients with normal initial standard troponin. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jan;6(1):72-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2012.08.014. PubMed PMID: 23328564; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3734805.
  • Prescott-Focht JA, Martinez-Jimenez S, Hurwitz LM, Hoang JK, Christensen JD, Ghoshhajra BB, Abbara S. Ascending thoracic aorta: postoperative imaging evaluation. Radiographics. 2013 Jan-Feb;33(1):73-85. doi: 10.1148/rg.331125090. Review. PubMed PMID: 23322828.
  • Hoffmann U, Sukhotinsky I, Eikermann-Haerter K, Ayata C. Glucose modulation of spreading depression susceptibility. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Feb;33(2):191-5. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2012.132. PubMed PMID: 22968322; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3564186.
  • Lu MT, Thadani SR, Hope MD. Quantitative assessment of asymmetric aortic dilation with valve-related aortic disease. Acad Radiol. 2013 Jan;20(1):10-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2012.07.012. PubMed PMID: 22951111.
  • Ghoshhajra BB, Engel LC, Károlyi M, Sidhu MS, Wai B, Barreto M, Shanmugam U, Hoffmann U, Brady TJ, Kalra M, Abbara S. Cardiac computed tomography angiography with automatic tube potential selection: effects on radiation dose and image quality. J Thorac Imaging. 2013 Jan;28(1):40-8. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3182631e8a. PubMed PMID: 22847638.

2012 Publications

  • Shah RV. The problem with diagnostic selective nerve root blocks. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Nov 15;37(24):1991-3. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318270a7ba. PubMed PMID: 22941096.
  • Neilan TG, Coelho-Filho OR, Pena-Herrera D, Shah RV, Jerosch-Herold M, Francis SA, Moslehi J, Kwong RY. Left ventricular mass in patients with a cardiomyopathy after treatment with anthracyclines. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Dec 1;110(11):1679-86. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.07.040. PubMed PMID: 22917553; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3496816.
  • Bamberg F, Marcus RP, Schlett CL, Schoepf UJ, Johnson TR, Nance JW Jr, Hoffmann U, Reiser MF, Nikolaou K. Imaging evaluation of acute chest pain: systematic review of evidence base and cost-effectiveness. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 Sep;27(5):289-95. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3182628053. Review. PubMed PMID: 22914122.
  • Kaess BM, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Murabito J, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. The ratio of visceral to subcutaneous fat, a metric of body fat distribution, is a unique correlate of cardiometabolic risk. Diabetologia. 2012 Oct;55(10):2622-30. doi: 10.1007/s00125-012-2639-5. PubMed PMID: 22898763; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3636065.
  • Ferencik M, Schlett CL, Bamberg F, Truong QA, Nichols JH, Pena AJ, Shapiro MD, Rogers IS, Seneviratne S, Parry BA, Cury RC, Brady TJ, Brown DF, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U. Comparison of traditional cardiovascular risk models and coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by computed tomography for prediction of acute coronary syndrome in patients with acute chest pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Aug;19(8):934-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01417.x. PubMed PMID: 22849339; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3424404.
  • Zilinski JL, Shah RV, Gaggin HK, Gantzer ML, Wang TJ, Januzzi JL. Measurement of multiple biomarkers in advanced stage heart failure patients treated with pulmonary artery catheter guided therapy. Crit Care. 2012 Jul 25;16(4):R135. doi: 10.1186/cc11440. PubMed PMID: 22830581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3580720.
  • Hoffmann U, Truong QA, Schoenfeld DA, Chou ET, Woodard PK, Nagurney JT, Pope JH, Hauser TH, White CS, Weiner SG, Kalanjian S, Mullins ME, Mikati I, Peacock WF, Zakroysky P, Hayden D, Goehler A, Lee H, Gazelle GS, Wiviott SD, Fleg JL, Udelson JE; ROMICAT-II Investigators.. Coronary CT angiography versus standard evaluation in acute chest pain. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 26;367(4):299-308. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1201161. PubMed PMID: 22830462; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3662217.
  • Thai WE, Wai B, Truong QA. Preprocedural imaging for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2012 Oct;14(5):584-92. doi: 10.1007/s11886-012-0293-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 22828754; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3433626.
  • Hoffmann U, Amendt K. [Angiology and vascular surgery -- an attempt for establishing a joint definition]. Vasa. 2012 Jul;41(4):306-8. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000209. German. PubMed PMID: 22825867.
  • Subramanian S, Tawakol A, Burdo TH, Abbara S, Wei J, Vijayakumar J, Corsini E, Abdelbaky A, Zanni MV, Hoffmann U, Williams KC, Lo J, Grinspoon SK. Arterial inflammation in patients with HIV. JAMA. 2012 Jul 25;308(4):379-86. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.6698. PubMed PMID: 22820791; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3724172.
  • Rutter MK, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS. Fasting glucose, obesity, and coronary artery calcification in community-based people without diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012 Sep;35(9):1944-50. doi: 10.2337/dc11-1950. PubMed PMID: 22773705; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3425010.
  • Seifarth H, Schlett CL, Nakano M, Otsuka F, Károlyi M, Liew G, Maurovich-Horvat P, Alkadhi H, Virmani R, Hoffmann U. Histopathological correlates of the napkin-ring sign plaque in coronary CT angiography. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Sep;224(1):90-6. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.06.021. PubMed PMID: 22771191.
  • Shah RV. Spine pain classification: the problem. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Oct 15;37(22):1853-5. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182652a86. PubMed PMID: 22732822.
  • Ferencik M, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U. Computed tomography imaging of cardiac allograft vasculopathy. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jul-Aug;6(4):223-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.11.007. Review. PubMed PMID: 22732195.
  • Chuang ML, Massaro JM, Levitzky YS, Fox CS, Manders ES, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ. Prevalence and distribution of abdominal aortic calcium by gender and age group in a community-based cohort (from the Framingham Heart Study). Am J Cardiol. 2012 Sep 15;110(6):891-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.05.020. PubMed PMID: 22727181; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3432173.
  • Truong QA, Bayley J, Hoffmann U, Bamberg F, Schlett CL, Nagurney JT, Koenig W, Januzzi JL. Multi-marker strategy of natriuretic peptide with either conventional or high-sensitivity troponin-T for acute coronary syndrome diagnosis in emergency department patients with chest pain: from the "Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography" (ROMICAT) trial. Am Heart J. 2012 Jun;163(6):972-979.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.03.010. PubMed PMID: 22709749; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3383806.
  • Ghoshhajra BB, Engel LC, Major GP, Goehler A, Techasith T, Verdini D, Do S, Liu B, Li X, Sala M, Kim MS, Blankstein R, Prakash P, Sidhu MS, Corsini E, Banerji D, Wu D, Abbara S, Truong Q, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Kalra M. Evolution of coronary computed tomography radiation dose reduction at a tertiary referral center. Am J Med. 2012 Aug;125(8):764-72. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.10.036. PubMed PMID: 22703931.
  • Shah RV, Truong QA, Gaggin HK, Pfannkuche J, Hartmann O, Januzzi JL Jr. Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide and pro-adrenomedullin testing for the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of patients with acute dyspnoea. Eur Heart J. 2012 Sep;33(17):2197-205. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs136. PubMed PMID: 22645194; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3432234.
  • Wasfy MM, Brady TJ, Abbara S, Nasir K, Ghoshhajra BB, Truong QA, Hoffmann U, Di Carli MF, Blankstein R. Comparison of the Diamond-Forrester method and Duke Clinical Score to predict obstructive coronary artery disease by computed tomographic angiography. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Apr 1;109(7):998-1004. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.11.028. PubMed PMID: 22236462.
  • Shah RV. Sternal kyphoplasty for metastatic lung cancer: image-guided palliative care, utilizing fluoroscopy and sonography. Pain Med. 2012 Feb;13(2):198-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2011.01299.x. PubMed PMID: 22239702.
  • Uthamalingam S, Gurm GS, Sidhu MS, Verdini DJ, Vorasettakarnkij Y, Engel LC, Blankstein R, Mamuya WS, Hoffman U, Brady TJ, Cury RC, Ghoshhajra BB. Comparison of dual-source 64-slice adenosine stress CT perfusion with stress-gated SPECT-MPI for evaluation of left ventricular function and volumes. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jan-Feb;6(1):24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.10.016. PubMed PMID: 22222164.
  • Lee WW, Marinelli B, van der Laan AM, Sena BF, Gorbatov R, Leuschner F, Dutta P, Iwamoto Y, Ueno T, Begieneman MP, Niessen HW, Piek JJ, Vinegoni C, Pittet MJ, Swirski FK, Tawakol A, Di Carli M, Weissleder R, Nahrendorf M. PET/MRI of inflammation in myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Jan 10;59(2):153-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.08.066. PubMed PMID: 22222080; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3257823.
  • Ghoshhajra BB, Maurovich-Horvat P, Techasith T, Medina HM, Verdini D, Sidhu MS, Blankstein R, Brady TJ, Cury RC. Infarct detection with a comprehensive cardiac CT protocol. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jan-Feb;6(1):14-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.10.014. PubMed PMID: 22210535.
  • Scheffel H, Stolzmann P, Schlett CL, Engel LC, Major GP, Károlyi M, Do S, Maurovich-Horvat P, Hoffmann U. Coronary artery plaques: cardiac CT with model-based and adaptive-statistical iterative reconstruction technique. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Mar;81(3):e363-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.11.051. PubMed PMID: 22197733.
  • Truong QA, Massaro JM, Rogers IS, Mahabadi AA, Kriegel MF, Fox CS, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U. Reference values for normal pulmonary artery dimensions by noncontrast cardiac computed tomography: the Framingham Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jan;5(1):147-54. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.111.968610. PubMed PMID: 22178898; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3275437.
  • Kaess BM, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Larson MG, Corsini E, Hoffmann U, Smith HM, Sawyer DB, Vasan RS, Fox CS. Relation of vascular growth factors with CT-derived measures of body fat distribution: the Framingham Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Mar;97(3):987-94. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-2310. PubMed PMID: 22170711; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3319207.
  • Kumamaru KK, Hunsaker AR, Wake N, Lu MT, Signorelli J, Bedayat A, Rybicki FJ. The variability in prognostic values of right ventricular-to-left ventricular diameter ratios derived from different measurement methods on computed tomography pulmonary angiography: a patient outcome study. J Thorac Imaging. 2012 Sep;27(5):331-6. doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3182350a35. PubMed PMID: 22139353.

2011 Publications

  • Ghoshhajra BB, Rogers IS, Maurovich-Horvat P, Techasith T, Verdini D, Sidhu MS, Drzezga NK, Medina HM, Blankstein R, Brady TJ, Cury RC. A comparison of reconstruction and viewing parameters on image quality and accuracy of stress myocardial CT perfusion. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011 Nov-Dec;5(6):459-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.10.011. PubMed PMID: 22146505.
  • Keenan DB, Grosman B, Clark HW, Roy A, Weinzimer SA, Shah RV, Mastrototaro JJ. Continuous glucose monitoring considerations for the development of a closed-loop artificial pancreas system. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Nov 1;5(6):1327-36. PubMed PMID: 22226249; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3262698. Keenan DB, Mastrototaro JJ, Zisser H, Cooper KA, Raghavendhar G, Lee SW, Yusi J, Bailey TS, Brazg RL, Shah RV. Accuracy of the Enlite 6-day glucose sensor with guardian and Veo calibration algorithms. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012 Mar;14(3):225-31. doi: 10.1089/dia.2011.0199. PubMed PMID: 22145851.
  • Bezerra HG, Loureiro R, Irlbeck T, Bamberg F, Schlett CL, Rogers I, Blankstein R, Truong QA, Brady TJ, Cury RC, Hoffmann U. Incremental value of myocardial perfusion over regional left ventricular function and coronary stenosis by cardiac CT for the detection of acute coronary syndromes in high-risk patients: a subgroup analysis of the ROMICAT trial. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011 Nov-Dec;5(6):382-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.10.004. PubMed PMID: 22146497.
  • O'Donnell CJ, Kavousi M, Smith AV, Kardia SL, Feitosa MF, Hwang SJ, Sun YV, Province MA, Aspelund T, Dehghan A, Hoffmann U, Bielak LF, Zhang Q, Eiriksdottir G, van Duijn CM, Fox CS, de Andrade M, Kraja AT, Sigurdsson S, Elias-Smale SE, Murabito JM, Launer LJ, van der Lugt A, Kathiresan S; CARDIoGRAM Consortium., Krestin GP, Herrington DM, Howard TD, Liu Y, Post W, Mitchell BD, O'Connell JR, Shen H, Shuldiner AR, Altshuler D, Elosua R, Salomaa V, Schwartz SM, Siscovick DS, Voight BF, Bis JC, Glazer NL, Psaty BM, Boerwinkle E, Heiss G, Blankenberg S, Zeller T, Wild PS, Schnabel RB, Schillert A, Ziegler A, Münzel TF, White CC, Rotter JI, Nalls M, Oudkerk M, Johnson AD, Newman AB, Uitterlinden AG, Massaro JM, Cunningham J, Harris TB, Hofman A, Peyser PA, Borecki IB, Cupples LA, Gudnason V, Witteman JC. Genome-wide association study for coronary artery calcification with follow-up in myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2011 Dec 20;124(25):2855-64. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.974899. PubMed PMID: 22144573; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3397173.
  • Eikermann M, Grosse-Sundrup M, Zaremba S, Henry ME, Bittner EA, Hoffmann U, Chamberlin NL. Ketamine activates breathing and abolishes the coupling between loss of consciousness and upper airway dilator muscle dysfunction. Anesthesiology. 2012 Jan;116(1):35-46. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e31823d010a. PubMed PMID: 22108392; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3246073.
  • Sidhu MS, Venkatesh V, Hoffmann U, Ghoshhajra BB. Advanced adaptive axial-sequential prospectively electrocardiogram-triggered dual-source coronary computed tomographic angiography in a patient with atrial fibrillation. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 Nov-Dec;35(6):747-8. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3182355960. PubMed PMID: 22082547.
  • Foster MC, Yang Q, Hwang SJ, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Heritability and genome-wide association analysis of renal sinus fat accumulation in the Framingham Heart Study. BMC Med Genet. 2011 Nov 1;12:148. doi: 10.1186/1471-2350-12-148. PubMed PMID: 22044751; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3243045.
  • Eikermann M, Vetrivelan R, Grosse-Sundrup M, Henry ME, Hoffmann U, Yokota S, Saper CB, Chamberlin NL. The ventrolateral preoptic nucleus is not required for isoflurane general anesthesia. Brain Res. 2011 Dec 2;1426:30-7. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.10.018. PubMed PMID: 22041226; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3215917.
  • Figueroa AL, Subramanian SS, Cury RC, Truong QA, Gardecki JA, Tearney GJ, Hoffmann U, Brady TJ, Tawakol A. Distribution of inflammation within carotid atherosclerotic plaques with high-risk morphological features: a comparison between positron emission tomography activity, plaque morphology, and histopathology. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jan;5(1):69-77. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.110.959478. PubMed PMID: 22038986.
  • Tawakol A, Finn AV. Imaging inflammatory changes in atherosclerosis multimodal imaging hitting stride. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Oct;4(10):1119-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2011.09.001. PubMed PMID: 21999872.
  • Foster MC, Hwang SJ, Porter SA, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Development and reproducibility of a computed tomography-based measurement of renal sinus fat. BMC Nephrol. 2011 Oct 4;12:52. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-12-52. PubMed PMID: 21970591; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3198884.
  • Stolzmann P, Goetti RP, Maurovich-Horvat P, Hoffmann U, Flohr TG, Leschka S, Alkadhi H. Predictors of image quality in high-pitch coronary CT angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Oct;197(4):851-8. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.6072. PubMed PMID: 21940572.
  • Szymanski C, Levine RA, Tribouilloy C, Zheng H, Handschumacher MD, Tawakol A, Hung J. Impact of mitral regurgitation on exercise capacity and clinical outcomes in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Dec 15;108(12):1714-20. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.07.045. PubMed PMID: 21943932; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3501449.
  • Foster MC, Hwang SJ, Porter SA, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Fatty kidney, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease: the Framingham Heart Study. Hypertension. 2011 Nov;58(5):784-90. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.175315. PubMed PMID: 21931075; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3204377.
  • Maurovich-Horvat P, Kallianos K, Engel LC, Szymonifka J, Fox CS, Hoffmann U, Truong QA. Influence of pericoronary adipose tissue on local coronary atherosclerosis as assessed by a novel MDCT volumetric method. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Nov;219(1):151-7. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2011.06.049. PubMed PMID: 21782176; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3203345.
  • Techasith T, Ghoshhajra BB, Truong QA, Pale R, Nasir K, Bolen MA, Hoffmann U, Cury RC, Abbara S, Brady TJ, Blankstein R. The effect of heart rhythm on patient radiation dose with dual-source cardiac computed tomography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011 Jul-Aug;5(4):255-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.05.003. PubMed PMID: 21723517.
  • Ghoshhajra BB, Engel LC, Major GP, Verdini D, Sidhu M, Károlyi M, Abbara S, Hoffmann U, Kalra M, Brady TJ. Direct chest area measurement: A potential anthropometric replacement for BMI to inform cardiac CT dose parameters? J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011 Jul-Aug;5(4):240-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.06.003. PubMed PMID: 21723515.
  • Marincheva-Savcheva G, Subramanian S, Qadir S, Figueroa A, Truong Q, Vijayakumar J, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Tawakol A. Imaging of the aortic valve using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography increased valvular fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in aortic stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Jun 21;57(25):2507-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.12.046. PubMed PMID: 21679852.
  • Karakas M, Januzzi JL Jr, Meyer J, Lee H, Schlett CL, Truong QA, Rottbauer W, Bamberg F, Dasdemir S, Hoffmann U, Koenig W. Copeptin does not add diagnostic information to high-sensitivity troponin T in low- to intermediate-risk patients with acute chest pain: results from the rule out myocardial infarction by computed tomography (ROMICAT) study. Clin Chem. 2011 Aug;57(8):1137-45. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2010.160192. PubMed PMID: 21673277.
  • Fifer KM, Qadir S, Subramanian S, Vijayakumar J, Figueroa AL, Truong QA, Hoffmann U, Brady TJ, Tawakol A. Positron emission tomography measurement of periodontal 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake is associated with histologically determined carotid plaque inflammation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Feb 22;57(8):971-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.09.056. Erratum in: J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Apr 19;57(16):1717. Hoffman, Udo [corrected to Hoffmann, Udo]. PubMed PMID: 21329844.
  • Lewis GD, Murphy RM, Shah RV, Pappagianopoulos PP, Malhotra R, Bloch KD, Systrom DM, Semigran MJ. Pulmonary vascular response patterns during exercise in left ventricular systolic dysfunction predict exercise capacity and outcomes. Circ Heart Fail. 2011 May;4(3):276-85. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.110.959437. PubMed PMID: 21292991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3740216.
  • Gurm GS, Tawakol A. Beyond stenosis: further progress in multi-modal evaluation of carotid disease. J Nucl Cardiol. 2011 Apr;18(2):204-6. doi:10.1007/s12350-011-9341-8. PubMed PMID: 21290206.
  • Truong QA, Banerji D, Ptaszek LM, Taylor C, Fontes JD, Kriegel M, Irlbeck T, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U. Utility of nonspecific resting electrocardiographic features for detection of coronary artery stenosis by computed tomography in acute chest pain patients: from the ROMICAT trial. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Feb;28(2):365-74. doi: 10.1007/s10554-011-9823-4. PubMed PMID: 21287278; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3125464.
  • Shapiro MD, Sarwar A, Nieman K, Nasir K, Brady TJ, Cury RC. Cardiac computed tomography for prediction of myocardial viability after reperfused acute myocardial infarction. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Jul-Aug;4(4):267-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2010.04.004. PubMed PMID: 20580906.
  • Rogers IS, Cury RC, Blankstein R, Shapiro MD, Nieman K, Hoffmann U, Brady TJ, Abbara S. Comparison of postprocessing techniques for the detection of perfusion defects by cardiac computed tomography in patients presenting with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Jul-Aug;4(4):258-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2010.04.003. PubMed PMID: 20579617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2898897.
  • Truong QA, Charipar EM, Ptaszek LM, Taylor C, Fontes JD, Kriegel M, Irlbeck T, Mahabadi AA, Blankstein R, Hoffmann U. Usefulness of electrocardiographic parameters as compared with computed tomography measures of left atrial volume enlargement: from the ROMICAT trial. J Electrocardiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;44(2):257-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2010.04.011. PubMed PMID: 20537347; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2937190.
  • Samelson EJ, Christiansen BA, Demissie S, Broe KE, Zhou Y, Meng CA, Yu W, Cheng X, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Genant HK, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. Reliability of vertebral fracture assessment using multidetector CT lateral scout views: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Apr;22(4):1123-31. doi: 10.1007/s00198-010-1290-6. PubMed PMID: 20495902; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2964444.

2010 Publications

  • Shah RV, Chen-Tournoux AA, Picard MH, van Kimmenade RR, Januzzi JL. Galectin-3, cardiac structure and function, and long-term mortality in patients with acutely decompensated heart failure. Eur J Heart Fail. 2010 Aug;12(8):826-32. doi: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfq091. PubMed PMID: 20525986; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2913048.
  • Rudd JH, Narula J, Strauss HW, Virmani R, Machac J, Klimas M, Tahara N, Fuster V, Warburton EA, Fayad ZA, Tawakol AA. Imaging atherosclerotic plaque inflammation by fluorodeoxyglucose with positron emission tomography: ready for prime time? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jun 8;55(23):2527-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2009.12.061. Review. PubMed PMID: 20513592.
  • Thanassoulis G, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Mahabadi AA, Vasan RS, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS. Prevalence, distribution, and risk factor correlates of high pericardial and intrathoracic fat depots in the Framingham heart study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Sep;3(5):559-66. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.110.956706. PubMed PMID: 20525769; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3063852.
  • Thanassoulis G, Massaro JM, Cury R, Manders E, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Cupple LA, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ, Kathiresan S. Associations of long-term and early adult atherosclerosis risk factors with aortic and mitral valve calcium. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jun 1;55(22):2491-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.03.019. PubMed PMID: 20510217; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3042249.
  • Truong QA, Ptaszek LM, Charipar EM, Taylor C, Fontes JD, Kriegel M, Irlbeck T, Toepker M, Schlett CL, Bamberg F, Blankstein R, Brady TJ, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U. Performance of electrocardiographic criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy as compared with cardiac computed tomography: from the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction Using Computer Assisted Tomography trial. J Hypertens. 2010 Sep;28(9):1959-67. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32833b49cb. PubMed PMID: 20498615; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3218429.
  • Glaser SE, Shah RV. Root cause analysis of paraplegia following transforaminal epidural steroid injections: the 'unsafe' triangle. Pain Physician. 2010 May-Jun;13(3):237-44. Review. PubMed PMID: 20495587.
  • Truong QA, Garrido-Castro AC, Cannon CP. Patent foramen ovale. Incidental patent foramen ovale during cardiothoracic surgery: to repair or not to repair? Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2010 Winter;11(1):53-6. PubMed PMID: 20495519; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2990776.
  • Seneviratne SK, Truong QA, Bamberg F, Rogers IS, Shapiro MD, Schlett CL, Chae CU, Cury R, Abbara S, Brady TJ, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U. Incremental diagnostic value of regional left ventricular function over coronary assessment by cardiac computed tomography for the detection of acute coronary syndrome in patients with acute chest pain: from the ROMICAT trial. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Jul;3(4):375-83. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.109.892638. PubMed PMID: 20484542; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3662235.
  • Preis SR, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, D'Agostino RB Sr, Levy D, Robins SJ, Meigs JB, Vasan RS, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS. Neck circumference as a novel measure of cardiometabolic risk: the Framingham Heart study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Aug;95(8):3701-10. doi: 10.1210/jc.2009-1779. PubMed PMID: 20484490; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2913042.
  • Hoffmann U, Truong QA. Computed tomography coronary plaque imaging as a secondary end point for randomized pharmaceutical trials: more bang for the buck? Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 May;3(3):225-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.110.957316. PubMed PMID: 20484111.
  • van der Giessen AG, Toepker MH, Donelly PM, Bamberg F, Schlett CL, Raffle C, Irlbeck T, Lee H, van Walsum T, Maurovich-Horvat P, Gijsen FJ, Wentzel JJ, Hoffmann U. Reproducibility, accuracy, and predictors of accuracy for the detection of coronary atherosclerotic plaque composition by computed tomography: an ex vivo comparison to intravascular ultrasound. Invest Radiol. 2010 Nov;45(11):693-701. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0b013e3181e0a541. PubMed PMID: 20479650.
  • Lieb W, Gona P, Larson MG, Massaro JM, Lipinska I, Keaney JF Jr, Rong J, Corey D, Hoffmann U, Fox CS, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, O'Donnell CJ, Kathiresan S. Biomarkers of the osteoprotegerin pathway: clinical correlates, subclinical disease, incident cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010 Sep;30(9):1849-54. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.109.199661. PubMed PMID: 20448212; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3039214.
  • Shah RV, Januzzi JL Jr. ST2: a novel remodeling biomarker in acute and chronic heart failure. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2010 Mar;7(1):9-14. doi: 10.1007/s11897-010-0005-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 20425491.
  • Blankstein R, Murphy MK, Nasir K, Gazelle GS, Batlle JC, Al-Mallah M, Shturman L, Hoffmann U, Cury RC, Abbara S, Brady TJ, Lee TH. Perceived usefulness of cardiac computed tomography as assessed by referring physicians and its effect on patient management. Am J Cardiol. 2010 May 1;105(9):1246-53. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.12.040. PubMed PMID: 20403474.
  • Maurovich-Horvat P, Hoffmann U, Vorpahl M, Nakano M, Virmani R, Alkadhi H. The napkin-ring sign: CT signature of high-risk coronary plaques? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Apr;3(4):440-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2010.02.003. PubMed PMID: 20394906.
  • Rogers IS, Nasir K, Figueroa AL, Cury RC, Hoffmann U, Vermylen DA, Brady TJ, Tawakol A. Feasibility of FDG imaging of the coronary arteries: comparison between acute coronary syndrome and stable angina. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Apr;3(4):388-97. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2010.01.004. PubMed PMID: 20394901.
  • Preis SR, Massaro JM, Robins SJ, Hoffmann U, Vasan RS, Irlbeck T, Meigs JB, Sutherland P, D'Agostino RB Sr, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS. Abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue and insulin resistance in the Framingham heart study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Nov;18(11):2191-8. doi: 10.1038/oby.2010.59. PubMed PMID: 20339361; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3033570.
  • Speliotes EK, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Vasan RS, Meigs JB, Sahani DV, Hirschhorn JN, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS. Fatty liver is associated with dyslipidemia and dysglycemia independent of visceral fat: the Framingham Heart Study. Hepatology. 2010 Jun;51(6):1979-87. doi: 10.1002/hep.23593. PubMed PMID: 20336705; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3023160.
  • Shah RV, Januzzi JL Jr. Images in cardiovascular medicine. ST-elevation alternans and nonsustained polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in a patient with Prinzmetal (variant) angina. Circulation. 2010 Mar 23;121(11):1371-3. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3181d8d759. PubMed PMID: 20308628.
  • Truong QA, Yared K, Maurovich-Horvat P, Siegel E, Cubeddu RJ, King ME, Heist EK, Mansour M, Holmvang G. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Double-chambered right ventricle and situs inversus with dextrocardia. Circulation. 2010 Mar 9;121(9):e229-32. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3181d56ebd. PubMed PMID: 20212287; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2990775.
  • Shah RV, Desai AS, Givertz MM. The effect of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors on mortality and heart failure hospitalization in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Card Fail. 2010 Mar;16(3):260-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2009.11.007. Review. PubMed PMID: 20206902.
  • Schlett CL, Kwait DC, Mahabadi AA, Bamberg F, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS, Hoffmann U. Simple area-based measurement for multidetector computed tomography to predict left ventricular size. Eur Radiol. 2010 Jul;20(7):1590-6. doi: 10.1007/s00330-010-1720-z. PubMed PMID: 20204649; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3014642.
  • Januzzi JL Jr, Bamberg F, Lee H, Truong QA, Nichols JH, Karakas M, Mohammed AA, Schlett CL, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U, Koenig W. High-sensitivity troponin T concentrations in acute chest pain patients evaluated with cardiac computed tomography. Circulation. 2010 Mar 16;121(10):1227-34. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.893826. PubMed PMID: 20194879; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2862312.
  • Truong QA, Siegel E, Karakas M, Januzzi JL Jr, Bamberg F, Mahabadi AA, Dasdemir S, Brady TJ, Bergmann A, Kunde J, Nagurney JT, Hoffmann U, Koenig W. Relation of natriuretic peptides and midregional proadrenomedullin to cardiac chamber volumes by computed tomography in patients without heart failure: from the ROMICAT Trial. Clin Chem. 2010 Apr;56(4):651-60. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2009.138586. PubMed PMID: 20185624; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2997388.
  • Mahabadi AA, Truong QA, Schlett CL, Samy B, O'Donnell CJ, Fox CS, Bamberg F, Hoffmann U. Axial area and anteroposterior diameter as estimates of left atrial size using computed tomography of the chest: comparison with 3-dimensional volume. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Jan-Feb;4(1):49-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2009.10.013. PubMed PMID: 20159629; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2825157.
  • Lehman SJ, Massaro JM, Schlett CL, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Peri-aortic fat, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and aortic calcification: the Framingham Heart Study. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Jun;210(2):656-61. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.01.007. PubMed PMID: 20152980; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2878932.
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  • Okada DR, Ghoshhajra BB, Blankstein R, Rocha-Filho JA, Shturman LD, Rogers IS, Bezerra HG, Sarwar A, Gewirtz H, Hoffmann U, Mamuya WS, Brady TJ, Cury RC. Direct comparison of rest and adenosine stress myocardial perfusion CT with rest and stress SPECT. J Nucl Cardiol. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):27-37. doi: 10.1007/s12350-009-9156-z. PubMed PMID: 19936863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2946891.
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