Evaluation of myocardial CT perfusion in patients presenting with acute chest pain to the emergency department: comparison with SPECT-myocardial perfusion imaging.

@article{Feuchtner2012EvaluationOM,
  title={Evaluation of myocardial CT perfusion in patients presenting with acute chest pain to the emergency department: comparison with SPECT-myocardial perfusion imaging.},
  author={Gudrun Maria Feuchtner and Fabian Plank and Constantino S. Pe{\~n}a and Juan F Battle and James K. Min and Jonathan Avrom Leipsic and Troy Labounty and Warren R. Janowitz and Barry T. Katzen and Jack A. Ziffer and Ricardo Cury},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 20},
  pages={1510-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether evaluation of resting myocardial CT perfusion (CTP) from coronary CT angiography (CTA) datasets in patients presenting with chest pain (CP) to the emergency department (ED), might have added value to coronary CTA. DESIGN, SETTING 76 Patients (age 54.9 y±13; 32 (42%) women) presenting with CP to the ED underwent coronary 64-slice CTA. Myocardial perfusion defects were evaluated for CTP (American Heart Association 17-segment model) and compared with rest sestamibi… CONTINUE READING