PMID: 6637568Jan 1, 1983Paper

Measurement of regional changes in myocardial perfusion using dynamic computed tomography and contrast medium

Acta Radiologica: Diagnosis
P W DohertyM J Lipton

Abstract

Changes in regional myocardial perfusion were measured using rapid sequence dynamic transmission tomography to detect differences in the initial distribution of contrast medium injected as an intravenous bolus. The experiments were carried out on 8 mongrel dogs instrumented with flow probes and vascular occluders around the coronary arteries. Flow reductions of 50 per cent or more were detected as regions of myocardium with less contrast enhancement than those with normal perfusion. Reactive hyperemia induced by transient ischemia was detected as areas of relatively increased contrast enhancement. These changes could be demonstrated on the images and quantitated using data depicting changes in HU (Hounsfield units) with time to develop an index of perfusion. The images obtained were of satisfactory quality and differences between the underperfused and normal myocardium were made more prominent by using dipyridamole infusions.

Citations

Mar 1, 1986·Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases·M J LiptonD P Boyd
Jan 1, 1985·International Journal of Cardiac Imaging·J S GarrettM J Lipton

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