Measurement of ventricular volumes and function: A comparison of gated PET and cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Kim Rajappan, Lefteris Livieratos, Paolo G. Camici, Dudley J. Pennell

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The aim of this study was to compare cardiac volume and function assessment using PET with the reference technique of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Methods: Left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume (SV), and ejection fractions (EF) were measured in 9 patients using both CMR and PET with inhaled C15O. Results: Correlation between the techniques was generally reasonable (r values ranged from 0.63 to 0.99). Best agreement was seen for ESV (LV and RV). With PET, there was a tendency to underestimate LV EF and EDV, and RV EDV and SV. Agreement was worst for LV SV. Percentage difference between CMR and PET measurements ranged from -2% to 15%; Bland-Altman limits of agreement ranged from 24% to 75%. Conclusion: Although small systematic differences exist, the agreement between PET and CMR suggests useful information regarding function, and volumes may be obtained from a standard PET protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)806-810
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Cardiac function
  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • PET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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