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Various techniques for the assessment of myocardial ischemia and infarction with dynamic CTP: does it correlate with SPECT and CMR?

This study examines whether myocardial blood flow (MBF) can be precisely assessed using dynamic CT perfusion (CTP) and whether the results correlate with  cardiac MR or single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in order to detect myocardial ischemia and infarcation.

Key Points:
• CT-MBF accurately reflects the severity of myocardial perfusion abnormality.
• CT-MBF provides good diagnostic accuracy for detecting myocardial perfusion abnormalities.
• CT-MBF may assist in stratifying severe myocardial infarction in abnormal perfusion myocardium.
Authors: Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Teruyoshi Uetani et al.