Background: Non-invasive stress tests are commonly used as gatekeepers to invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). New computed tomography angiography (CTA) techniques such as fractional flow reserve calculated by CTA (FFRCT) and stress myocardial computed tomography perfusion (CTP) have emerged as potential strategies to combine anatomical and functional evaluation of CAD in one technique. The aim of this study is to compare per-vessel diagnostic accuracy of FFRCT versus stress myocardial CTP for the detection of functionally significant coronary artery disease (CAD), using invasive FFR as the reference standard. Methods: Subjects with suspected CAD due to chest pain who have no contra-indications to FFRCT or stress myocardial CTP and who are referred for non-emergent, clinically indicated invasive coronary angiography (ICA), will be enrolled. A total of 300 subjects will be enrolled within 24 months. Results: The primary study endpoint will be the comparison of per-vessel diagnostic accuracy of CTA versus FFRCT versus stress myocardial CTP for the diagnosis of hemodynamically significant stenosis as defined by invasive FFR ≤0.80. Conclusions: In the PERFECTION study, the comparison between FFRCT and stress myocardial CTP will provide understanding about which technology is more accurate for the diagnosis of functionally significant CAD.
- Chest pain
- Computed tomography
- Coronary artery disease
- Fractional flow reserve
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging