Definition of vascular territories on myocardial perfusion images by integration with true coronary anatomy: a hybrid PET/CT analysis.

@article{Javadi2010DefinitionOV,
  title={Definition of vascular territories on myocardial perfusion images by integration with true coronary anatomy: a hybrid PET/CT analysis.},
  author={M. S. Javadi and Riikka Lautam{\"a}ki and Jennifer D Merrill and Corina Voicu and William Epley and Gerald McBride and Frank M. Bengel},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={198-203}
}
UNLABELLED For interpretation of myocardial perfusion studies, tissue segments are usually assigned to coronary vascular territories based on general assumptions about the most frequent vascular distribution pattern. These assumptions may be inaccurate because of interindividual variability of coronary anatomy. This limitation may be overcome by hybrid imaging through the individual integration of coronary anatomy with myocardial tissue regions. METHODS We studied 71 consecutive patients who… CONTINUE READING