Vol 9, Supplement 4 (April 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease (New Imaging and Diagnostic Modalities in Cardiac Surgery)

Original Article

Dynamic and quantitative evaluation of degenerative mitral valve disease: a dedicated framework based on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
Francesco Sturla, Francesco Onorati, Giovanni Puppini, Omar A. Pappalardo, Matteo Selmi, Emiliano Votta, Giuseppe Faggian, Alberto Redaelli
Cine-CMR partial voxel segmentation demonstrates increased aortic stiffness among patients with Marfan syndrome
Parmanand Singh, Zaid Almarzooq, Noel C. F. Codell, Yi Wang, Mary J. Roman, Richard B. Devereux, Jonathan W. Weinsaft

Review Article

Utility of cardiac magnetic resonance for evaluation of mitral regurgitation prior to mitral valve surgery
Neil K. Mehta, Jiwon Kim, Jonathan Y. Siden, Sara Rodriguez-Diego, Javid Alakbarli, Antonino Di Franco, Jonathan W. Weinsaft
Serendipity and innovation: history and evolution of transthoracic echocardiography
Antonino Di Franco, Lucas B. Ohmes, Mario Gaudino, Lisa Q. Rong, Leonard N. Girardi, Filippo M. Sarullo, Ylenia Salerno, Silvia Sarullo, Jonathan W. Weinsaft, Jiwon Kim
Integrate imaging approach for minimally invasive and robotic procedures
Nikolay A. Ivanov, Daniel B. Green, T. Sloane Guy
An update on intraoperative three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography
Lisa Qia Rong
CT angio for the evaluation of graft patency
Davide Di Lazzaro, Federico Crusco
Standard imaging techniques in transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Arash Salemi, Berhane M. Worku
Viscoelastic testing inside and beyond the operating room
Liang Shen,, Sheida Tabaie,, Natalia Ivascu
Imaging for surveillance and operative management for endovascular aortic aneurysm repairs
Christopher Lau, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Leonard N. Girardi, Luke K. Kim
Fractional flow reserve to guide surgical coronary revascularization
Tara Shah, Joshua D. Geleris, Ming Zhong, Rajesh V. Swaminathan, Luke K. Kim, Dmitriy N. Feldman
Techniques for intraoperative graft assessment in coronary artery bypass surgery
Lucas B. Ohmes, Antonino Di Franco, Gabriele Di Giammarco, Carlo Maria Rosati, Christopher Lau, Leonard N. Girardi, Massimo Massetti, Mario Gaudino
Role of molecular imaging with positron emission tomographic in aortic aneurysms
Parmanand Singh, Zaid Almarzooq, Brian Salata, Richard B. Devereux
Use of multidetector-row computed tomography scan to detect pannus formation in prosthetic mechanical aortic valves
Mohamed A. Aladmawi, Claudio Pragliola, Olga Vriz, Domenico Galzerano


The supplement “New Imaging and Diagnostic Modalities in Cardiac Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Antonino Di Franco, Lisa Q. Rong and Mario Gaudino served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the supplement.