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J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jan-Feb;6(1):24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.10.016. Epub 2011 Nov 18.

Comparison of dual-source 64-slice adenosine stress CT perfusion with stress-gated SPECT-MPI for evaluation of left ventricular function and volumes.

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  • 1Cardiac MRI/PET/CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Evaluation of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (LVEF) represent important components of pharmacologic stress imaging with either myocardial CT perfusion (CTP) or gated single-photon emission CT (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI).

OBJECTIVES:

We compared measurements of left ventricular function and volumes obtained with CTP and SPECT-MPI.

METHODS:

Forty-seven patients (mean age, 62 ± 11 years; male, n = 39) underwent stress CTP and SPECT-MPI. LVEF (in %), end-systolic volume (ESV; in mL), and end-diastolic volume (EDV; in mL) derived from stress CTP images were compared with SPECT-MPI.

RESULTS:

Stress CTP was in good agreement with SPECT-MPI for quantification of LVEF (r = 0.91), EDV (r = 0.75), and ESV (r = 0.83; all P < 0.001). The mean LVEF measured by stress CTP (66% ± 17%) was similar to SPECT-MPI (64% ± 15%). Similar values were also derived for mean EDV (123 ± 30 mL vs 120 ± 34 mL) and ESV (44 ± 28 mL vs 51 ± 34 mL) for CTP and SPECT-MPI, respectively. Good agreement was also shown between both techniques for the assessment of regional wall motion with identical wall motion scores in 95.3% of the segments (κ = 0.79).

CONCLUSIONS:

LVEF and LV volume parameters as determined by dual-source 64-slice adenosine stress CTP show a high correlation with values obtained with stress-gated SPECT-MPI.

Copyright © 2012 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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