Comparison of 64-slice CT with gated SPECT for evaluation of left ventricular function
Journal Paper/Review - Aug 22, 2006
Schepis Tiziano, Alkadhi Hatem, Husmann Lars, Desbiolles Lotus, Leschka Sebastian, Brunner Andrea, Strobel Klaus, Valenta Ines, Koepfli Pascal, Gaemperli Oliver, Kaufmann Philipp A
Precise and reliable assessment of left ventricular (LV) function and dimensions is prognostically important in cardiac patients. As the integration of SPECT and multislice CT into hybrid scanners will promote the combined use of both techniques in the same patient, a comparison of the 2 methods is pertinent. We aimed at comparing LV dimensions, muscle mass, and function obtained by electrocardiographically gated 64-slice CT versus gated-SPECT.