Automated quantification of pulmonary perfused blood volume by dual-energy CTPA in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Meinel2014AutomatedQO,
  title={Automated quantification of pulmonary perfused blood volume by dual-energy CTPA in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={F G Meinel and Anita Graef and K M Thierfelder and Marco Armbruster and Christian Schild and Claus F Neurohr and M F Reiser and Thorsten R. C. Johnson},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2014},
  volume={186 2},
  pages={151-6}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine whether automated quantification of pulmonary perfused blood volume (PBV) in dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (DE-CTPA) can be used to assess the severity of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). METHODS Automated quantification of PBV was performed in 25 consecutive CTEPH patients undergoing DE-CTPA. PBV values were correlated with cardiac index and pulmonary vascular resistance quantified by right heart… CONTINUE READING