Myocardial perfusion imaging with PET

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Abstract

Noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease remains a challenging task, with a large armamentarium of diagnostic modalities. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used for this purpose whereby cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) is considered the gold standard. Next to relative radiotracer distribution, PET allows for measurement of absolute myocardial blood flow. This quantification of perfusion improves diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value. Cardiac hybrid imaging relies on the fusion of anatomical and functional imaging using coronary computed tomography angiography and MPI, respectively, and provides incremental value as compared with either stand-alone modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1031
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

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