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The future of positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of the heart


Kaufmann, P A (2007). The future of positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of the heart. Heart and Metabolism, (34):1-4.

Abstract

Metabolic cardiac imaging with [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and positron emission tomography (PET) has been established as the diagnostic and prognostic gold standard. This is usually combined with a perfusion scan, as the classical diagnostic finding is the so-called flow–metabolism mismatch (low flow, preserved FDG uptake). Hybrid PET/computed tomography (CT) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT scanners add a new dimension to non invasive diagnostic procedures, as they allow simultaneous assessment of function (metabolism or perfusion) and coronary anatomy. Hybrid imaging can integrate metabolic FDG information with CT-visualized
anatomy, thus providing a new approach for diagnosing dysfunctional but viable myocardium by directly visualizing information on viability in segments subtended by severely stenosed/occluded coronary vessels.

Metabolic cardiac imaging with [18F]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and positron emission tomography (PET) has been established as the diagnostic and prognostic gold standard. This is usually combined with a perfusion scan, as the classical diagnostic finding is the so-called flow–metabolism mismatch (low flow, preserved FDG uptake). Hybrid PET/computed tomography (CT) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT scanners add a new dimension to non invasive diagnostic procedures, as they allow simultaneous assessment of function (metabolism or perfusion) and coronary anatomy. Hybrid imaging can integrate metabolic FDG information with CT-visualized
anatomy, thus providing a new approach for diagnosing dysfunctional but viable myocardium by directly visualizing information on viability in segments subtended by severely stenosed/occluded coronary vessels.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:22 Mar 2009 16:22
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:01
Publisher:Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
ISSN:1566-0338
Official URL:http://www.heartandmetabolism.org/issues/HM34/HM34metabolici.asp
Related URLs:http://www.heartandmetabolism.org/ (Publisher)
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-13961

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