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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Nov;199(5 Suppl):S54-63. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.9208.

Dual-energy CT of the heart.

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  • 1Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.



Interest in dual-energy CT (DECT) for evaluating the myocardial blood supply, as an addition to coronary artery assessment, is increasing. Although it is still in the early clinical phase, assessment of myocardial ischemia and infarction by DECT constitutes a promising step toward comprehensive evaluation of coronary artery disease with a single noninvasive modality.


Compared with dynamic CT approaches, DECT has advantages regarding radiation dose and clinical applicability. In this review, the literature on DECT of the heart is discussed.

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