I-Chen Tsai’s Academic Publications

 

 

i-chen tsai asci guideline

 

 

The following list is my publications on JCR-SCI journals. For my most updated publication list, please check PubMed. Updated on August 6, 2015.

 

 

Asian cardiac CT guidelines / trend analysis

 

ASCI CCT & CMR Guideline Working Group, Tsai IC*, Choi BW, Chan C, Jinzaki M, Kitagawa K, Yong HS, Yu W. ASCI 2010 appropriateness criteria for cardiac computed tomography: a report of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging guideline Working Group. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010; 26 Suppl 1:1-15.

 

Tsai IC, Goo HW. Cardiac CT and MRI for congenital heart disease in Asian countries: recent trends in publication based on a scientific database. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jun;29 Suppl 1:1-5.

 

ASCI CCT & CMR Guideline Working Group, Jinzaki M*, Kitagawa K, Tsai IC, Chan C, Yu W, Yong HS, Choi BW. ASCI 2010 contrast media guideline for cardiac imaging: a report of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging guideline working group. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010; 26(Suppl 2):203-212.

 

ASCI CCT & CMR Guideline Working Group, Chan CW*, Choi BW, Jinzaki M, Kitagawa K, Tsai IC, Yong HS, Yu W. ASCI 2010 standardized practice protocol for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a report of the Asian society of cardiovascular imaging cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging guideline working group. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010; 26(Suppl 2):187-202.

 

ASCI CCT & CMR Guideline Working Group, Kitagawa K*, Choi BW, Chan C, Jinzaki M, Tsai IC, Yong HS, Yu W. ASCI 2010 appropriateness criteria for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: a report of the Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging guideline working group. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010; 26(Suppl 2):173-186.

 

Cohen A, Jeyaindran S, Kim JY, Park K, Sompradeekul S, Tambunan KL, Tran H, Tsai IC, Ward C, Wong R. Treating pulmonary embolism in Pacific Asia with direct oral anticoagulants. Thromb Res. 2015; 136:196-207.

 

 

 

The ‘Contrast-Covering Time’ (CCT) concept: comes out from the brainstorming of Cardiovascular CT Team of Taichung Veterans General Hospital

 

Tsai IC, Lee T*, Chen MC, Tsai WL, Lin PC, Liao WC. Homogeneous Enhancement in Pediatric Thoracic CT Aortography Using a Novel and Reproducible Method: Contrast-Covering Time. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007; 188:1131-1137.

 

Lee T, Tsai IC*, Tsai WL, Chen MC, Hsue MY, Liao WC. Two basic questions usually neglected: the definition of the technical parameters and contrast injection. Eur Heart J. 2005; 26:1805-1806.

 

 

 

Marketing Taiwan to the World !!

 

Tsai IC, Chou YH*. Radiology in Taiwan. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008; 191:11-13.

 

 

 

Neonate & congenital heart disease cardiac CT: pioneer in the world

 

Lee T, Tsai IC*, Fu YC, Jan SL, Wang CC, Chang Y, Chen MC. Using multi-detector row CT in neonates with complex congenital heart disease to replace diagnostic cardiac catheterization for anatomic investigation – Initial experiences in technical and clinical feasibility. Pediatr Radiol. 2006; 36:1273-1282. The Walter Berdon Award for the outstanding Clinical Paper

 

Tsai IC*, Chen MC, Jan SL, Wang CC, Fu YC, Lin PC, Lee T. Neonatal cardiac multidetector row CT: why and how we do it. Pediatr Radiol. 2008; 38:438-451.

 

Tsai IC*, Lee T, Chen MC, Fu YC, Jan SL, Wang CC, Chang Y. Visualization of neonatal coronary arteries on multidetector row CT: ECG-gated versus non-ECG-gated technique. Pediatr Radiol. 2007; 37:818-825.

 

Tsai IC, Fu YC*, Jan SL, Lin MC, Ho CL, Hwang B. Spontaneous regression of a large ductus arteriosus aneurysm in a neonate. J Pediatr. 2008; 153:143.

 

Jan SL*, Tsai IC, Ho CL, Lin MC, Fu YC. Pseudopulmonary artery sling in a 22q11 deletion newborn with tetralogy of Fallot and isolated left subclavian artery. Echocardiography. 2008; 25:931-933.

 

Lee T, Tsai IC*, Fu YC, Jan SL, Wang CC, Chang Y, Chen MC. MDCT evaluation after closure of atrial septal defect with an Amplatzer septal occluder. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007; 188:W431-439.

 

Tsai IC, Fu YC*, Lin PC, Lin MC, Jan SL. MDCT evaluation of congenital mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa aneurysm: implications for the aetiology and differential diagnosis. Pediatr Radiol. 2009; 39:80-83.

 

Tsai WL, Wei HJ, Tsai IC*. High-take-off coronary artery: a haemodynamically minor, but surgically important coronary anomaly. Pediatr Radiol. 2010; 40:232-233.

 

Chen CH, Tsai IC*, Jan SL, Tsai WL, Chen CC. MDCT evaluation of cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome: differentiating mural thrombus, infarcted, and noninfarcted myocardium by delayed-phase scanning. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38:166-169.

 

 

 

Pediatric vascular CT: Oh…those days……

 

Tsai IC, Tzeng WS, Lee T, Jan SL, Fu YC, Chen MC, Lin PC, Liao WC, Chen CC*. Vertebral and carotid artery anomalies in patients with aberrant right subclavian arteries. Pediatr Radiol. 2007; 37:1007-1012.

 

Jan SL*, Lin SJ, Fu YC, Tsai IC, Chan SC, Lin MC. Effect of exercise on asymptomatic children with an isolated aberrant subclavian artery. Acta Cardiol. 2010; 65:231-237.

 

Lin HK, Lin CC, Tsai IC, Wang JD*, Lin WY. Successful treatment of eosinophilia-associated Budd-Chiari syndrome in a child. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011; 53:106-108.

 

Hung YY, Fu YC, Wei HJ, Tsai IC*, Chen CC. Multi-detector row computed tomographic evaluation of a rare type of complete vascular ring: double aortic arch with atretic left arch distal to the origin of left subclavian artery. Korean J Radiol. 2013; 14:845-848.

 

Ho CL, Tsai IC, Lin MC, Jan SL, Fu YC. Anomalous connection of the right pulmonary vein to the coronary sinus in a young infant. Pediatr Neonatol. 2014; 55:407-409.

 

 

 

A novel sign for diagnosis: Gradual pulmonary artery enhancement (GPAE)

 

Tsai IC, Lee T*, Chen MC, Fu YC, Jan SL, Tsai WL, Wang CC. Gradual pulmonary artery enhancement: new sign of septal defects on CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007; 188:1660-1664.

 

 

 

Adult cardiac CT: famous for comprehensive approach including viability assessment

 

Tsai IC*, Lee T, Tsai WL, Chen MC, Wu MJ, Lee WL, Ting HJ. Contrast enhancement in cardiac MDCT: comparison of iodixanol 320 versus iohexol 350. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008; 190:W47-53.

 

Tsai IC, Lee T*, Lee WL, Tsao CR, Tsai WL, Chen MC, Ting CT. Use of 40-Detector Row Computed Tomography before Catheter Coronary Angiography to Select Early Conservative versus Early Invasive Treatment for Patients with Low-Risk Acute Coronary Syndrome. J Comput Assist Tomo. 2007; 31:258-264.

 

Tsai IC*, Lee WL, Tsao CR, Chang Y, Chen MC, Lee T, Liao WC. Comprehensive evaluation of ischemic heart disease using MDCT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008; 191:64-72.

 

Su CS, Tsai IC, Lin WW, Lee T, Ting CT, Liang KW*. Usefulness of Multidetector-Row Computed Tomography in Evaluating Adult Cor Triatriatum. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008; 35:349-351.

 

Tsai IC*, Liang KW, Lee WL. Penumbra imaging as a prognostic indicator for acute myocardial infarction using MDCT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009; 192:W75-76.

 

Tsai IC, Huang YL*, Liao WC, Kao KH, Chen MC. Left ventricular myocardial volumes measured during arterial and delayed phases of multidetector row computed tomography: a study on intra- and interobserver variability. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2009; 25 Suppl 1:55-63.

 

Tsai IC*, Lin YK, Chang Y, Fu YC, Wang CC, Hsieh SR, Wei HJ, Tsai HW, Jan SL, Wang KY, Chen MC, Chen CC. Correctness of multi-detector-row computed tomography for diagnosing mechanical prosthetic heart valve disorders using operative findings as a gold standard. Eur Radiol. 2009; 19:857-867.

 

Tsai IC*, Tsai WL, Lin YK, Chang Y, Fu YC. Pannus formation on MDCT: A case of black and white? Eur Radiol. 2009; 19:2953-2954.

 

Tsai IC, Hsieh SR, Chern MS, Huang HT*, Chen MC, Tsai WL, Chen CC. Pseudoaneurysm in the left ventricular outflow tract after prosthetic aortic valve implantation: evaluation upon multidetector-row computed tomography. Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36:428-432.

 

Huang JL*, Tsai IC, Su CS, Hsieh YC, Ueng KC, Wu TJ, Ting CT, Tsao HM, Chen SA. Mimetic total coronary sinus occlusion due to superselection with the balloon catheter. Europace. 2010; 12:449-450.

 

Hsieh YC, Tsai IC, Tsao CR, Lin TC, Ting CT, Wu TJ*. Spontaneous remission of ruptured intramyocardial hematoma detected upon serial multidetector computed tomography. Tex Heart Inst J. 2010; 37:350-353.

 

Tsai IC*, Tsai WL, Wang KY, Chen MC, Liang KW, Tsai HY, Liao WC. Comprehensive MDCT evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension: diagnosing underlying causes with the updated Dana Point 2008 classification. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011; 197:W471-481.

 

Huang HT, Hsieh SR, Chern MS, Tsai IC*. Spontaneous thrombosis of left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm: after prosthetic aortic valve implantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011; 38:98-99.

 

Tsai IC, Huang YL*, Kuo KH. Left ventricular myocardium segmentation on arterial phase of multi-detector row computed tomography. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2011 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Tsai HY, Chen MC, Tsai IC*, Chen CC. Partial ring artifact on cardiac CT: image presentation and clinical implication. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011; 27:689-693.

 

Tsai WL#, Tsai IC*#, Chen MC, Liao WC, Chang Y. Comprehensive Evaluation of Patients With Suspected Prosthetic Heart Valve Disorders Using MDCT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196: 353-360. (# equal contribution)

 

Tsai IC, Huang YL*, Liu PT, Chen MC. Left ventricular myocardium segmentation on delayed phase of multi-detector row computed tomography. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2012; 7:737-751.

 

 

 

Adult vascular CT

 

Tsai WL, Tsai IC, Lee T, Hsieh CW. Polyarteritis nodosa: MDCT as a “one-stop shop” modality for whole-body arterial evaluation. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2008; 31 Suppl 2:S26-29.

 

Tsai IC*, Chen MC, Lee WL, Lin PC, Tsai IT, Liao WC, Chen CC. Comprehensive evaluation of patients with suspected renal hypertension using MDCT: from protocol to interpretation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009; 192:W245-254.

 

Chen MC, Tsai WL, Tsai IC*, Chan SW, Liao WC, Lin PC, Yang SJ. Arteriovenous fistula and graft evaluation in hemodialysis patients using MDCT: a primer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010; 194:838-847.

 

Lin YT#, Tsai IC#, Tsai WL*, Lee T, Chen MC, Lin PC, Chan SW. Comprehensive evaluation of CT pulmonary angiography for patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010; 26 Suppl 1:111-120. (# co-first author)

 

Lee T, Tsai IC*, Liao WC. Distinguishing between aortic dissection and dissecting aneurysm – precise use of new nomenclature. Am J Emerg Med. 2005; 23:913.

 

Shih SY, Tsai IC, Chang YT, Tsan YT, Hu SY*. Fatal haemoptysis caused by a ruptured Rasmussen’s aneurysm. Thorax. 2011; 66:553-554.

 

Tsai HY, Chin CS, Tsai IC*. Imaging as a Biomarker in Behcet Disease: Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications of Serial Pulmonary CT Angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011; 196:W105-106.

 

Lin YT#*, Tsai IC#, Tsai WL, Chen MC, Lin PC, Chan SW, Chen CCC. Comprehensive evaluation of patients suspected with deep vein thrombosis using indirect CT venography with multi-detector row technology: from protocol to interpretation. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010; 26:311-322 (# equal contribution)

 

Wu WL, Tzeng WS, Wu RH, Tsai WL, Chen MC, Lin PC, Tsai IC*. Comprehensive MDCT Evaluation of Patients With Suspected May-Thurner Syndrome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012; 199:W638-645.

 

 

 

Adult Cardiac MRI

 

Lee T, Tsai IC*, Tsai WL, Jan YJ, Lee CH. Bronchogenic cyst in the left atrium combined with persistent left superior vena cava: the first case in the literature. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005; 185:116-119.

 

Liang KW, Lee WJ, Lee IT, Lee WL, Lin SY, Hsu SL, Wan CJ, Yu CY, Tsai IC, Fu CP, Ting CT, Sheu WH*. Persistent elevation of paraoxonase-1 specific enzyme activity after weight reduction in obese non-diabetic men with metabolic syndrome. Clin Chim Acta. 2011; 412(19-20):1835-1841.

 

Liang KW#, Tsai IC#, Lee WJ, Lee IT, Lee WL, Lin SY, Wan CJ, Fu CP, Ting CT, Sheu WH*. MRI Measured Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness at the Right AV Groove Differentiates Inflammatory Status in Obese Men With Metabolic Syndrome. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Jun 9. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.155. (# equal contribution)

 

Lee IT, Lee WJ, Tsai IC, Liang KW, Lin SY, Wan CJ, Fu CP, Sheu WH*. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor not associated with metabolic syndrome but inversely correlated with vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 in men without diabetes. Clin Chim Acta. 2012; 413:944-948.

 

Fu CP, Sheu WH, Lee IT, Tsai IC, Lee WJ, Liang KW, Lee WL, Lin SY. Effects of weight loss on epicardial adipose tissue thickness and its relationship between serum soluble CD40 ligand levels in obese men. Clin Chim Acta. 2013; 421:98-103.

 

Liang KW, Tsai IC, Lee WJ, Lin SY, Lee WL, Lee IT, Fu CP, Wang JS, Sheu WH. Correlation between reduction of superior interventricular groove epicardial fat thickness and improvement of insulin resistance after weight loss in obese men. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2014; 6:115

 

 

 

Thoracic and Interventional Radiology

 

Tsai IC, Tsai WL, Chen MC, Chang GC, Tzeng WS*, Chan SW, Chen CCC. CT-guided core biopsy of lung lesions: a primer. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009; 193:1228–1235.

 

Chen WH, Tsai IC, Huang HC, Lin CH, Hung HC, Wu CH, Chen CC*. Transcutaneous puncture of the superior ophthalmic vein for embolization of dural carotid-ophthalmic fistula. Interv Neuroradiol. 2008; 14 Suppl 2:9-11.

 

 

 

Important Non-SCI paper

 

Tsai IC*, Chang Y, Tsao CR, Lee WL, Chen MC, Liao WC, Chen CCC. Interpretation of cardiac CT in patients with ischemic heart disease: fresh case, post-stenting, post-surgical bypass and beyond. Chin J Radiol 2008; 33:211-223. 中華放射醫誌

 



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