Co-registration of cardiac MRI and rest gated SPECT in the assessment of myocardial perfusion, function and viability.

PURPOSE Myocardial perfusion is routinely measured by SPECT--this technique has a rather low spatial resolution but covers the whole myocardium and is equipped with efficient image analysis software. Cardiac MRI has higher spatial resolution than SPECT and excellent sequences for myocardial function and viability detection but the lack of easy-to-use… CONTINUE READING