Technical prerequisites and imaging protocols for dynamic and dual energy myocardial perfusion imaging

Paola M. Cannaò, U. Joseph Schoepf, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Julian L. Wichmann, Stephen R. Fuller, Francesco Secchi, Akos Varga-Szemes, Carlo N. De Cecco

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Abstract

Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is an established imaging technique used for the non-invasive morphological assessment of coronary artery disease. As in invasive coronary angiography, CCTA anatomical assessment of coronary stenosis does not adequately predict hemodynamic relevance. However, recent technical improvements provide the possibility of CT myocardial perfusion imaging (CTMPI). Two distinct CT techniques are currently available for myocardial perfusion assessment: static CT myocardial perfusion imaging (sCTMPI), with single- or dual-energy modality, and dynamic CT myocardial perfusion imaging (dCTMPI). The combination of CCTA morphological assessment and CTMPI functional evaluation holds promise for achieving a comprehensive assessment of coronary artery anatomy and myocardial perfusion using a single image modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2401-2410
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume84
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Dynamic contrast enhanced computedtomography
  • Functional imaging
  • Oncology
  • Perfusion CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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