Novel post-processing image for the visualization of the coronary sinus by multidetector-row computed tomography before cardiac resynchronization therapy - Edge-enhanced image

Minoru Yamada, Masahiro Jinzaki, Sachio Kuribayashi, Kozo Sato, Yutaka Tanami, Kotaro Fukumoto, Kojiro Tanimoto, Toshiaki Sato, Kyoko Soejima, Satoshi Ogawa

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Background: Before performing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), it is useful to visualize the position of the coronary sinus (CS) orifice where the CS lead is inserted. Methods and Results: A raysum image was created in which the outermost 1-voxel layer of the right atrium (RA) and CS was extracted. This image enabled visualization of the positional relationship between the RA and CS ostium using the same geometry as retrograde CS venography. Conclusion: New post-processing imaging of the CS orifice will make the procedure of CRT safer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-488
Number of pages2
JournalCirculation Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 5



  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Coronary vein
  • Multidetector-row computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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