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Comprehensive assessment of coronary disease using perfusion CT with pharmacologically induced stress

May 17, 2010 | Magazine: Radiología

Bastarrika G, Kang DK, Abro JA, Schoepf UJ.


Technological advances in multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) like second-generation dual source scanners have made it possible to evaluate myocardial perfusion as well as the anatomy of the coronary arteries in patients with suspected coronary disease; until recently, this application was confined to other imaging modalities.

In this brief communication, we report a cardiac CT imaging protocol that combines CT coronary angiography with the analysis of ventricular function, perfusion, and myocardial viability in a single examination, thereby enabling a comprehensive assessment of coronary disease.

CITATION  Radiologia. Sep-Oct 2010;52(5):469-72.  doi: 10.1016/j.rx.2010.03.012. Epub 2010 May 18.

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