CT Evaluation of the Myocardial Blood Supply: Single-Source, Single-Energy CT

  • Konstantin Nikolaou
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Cardiac CT has evolved into a useful clinical tool assessing the morphology of the coronary arteries noninvasively. However, the diagnostic accuracy can still be limited. Especially in stenoses with unclear hemodynamic significance, morphological assessment of the CT coronary angiography tends to overestimate disease, leading to false-positive results. Recent technical developments offer the opportunity to assess myocardial perfusion, combining morphological with functional information. In this chapter, single-source CT techniques providing perfusion information on the myocardium, i.e., both single-shot and dynamic multiphasic acquisition techniques, will be explained and discussed.


Myocardial Perfusion Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Perfusion Imaging Myocardial Blood Flow Fractional Flow Reserve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical RadiologyUniversity Hospitals Munich - Grosshadern CampusMunichGermany

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