Acute myocardial infarction: assessment of left ventricular function with 16-detector row spiral CT versus MR imaging--study in pigs.

@article{Mahnken2005AcuteMI,
  title={Acute myocardial infarction: assessment of left ventricular function with 16-detector row spiral CT versus MR imaging--study in pigs.},
  author={Andreas H. Mahnken and Marcus Katoh and Philipp Bruners and Elmar Spuentrup and Joachim E. Wildberger and Rolf W. G{\"u}nther and Arno B{\"u}cker},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={236 1},
  pages={112-7}
}
PURPOSE To assess global left ventricular (LV) function and regional wall motion with retrospective electrocardiographically gated 16-detector row computed tomography (CT) in comparison with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 15 pigs (mean weight, 53.9 kg +/- 9.5 [standard deviation]), acute myocardial infarction was induced with balloon occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery after approval was obtained from the committee on animal affairs. Thereafter… CONTINUE READING