CT Assessment of Myocardial Viability: Quantitive Imaging

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Accurate quantification of myocardial-infarct size is critical for clinical decision making. Transmural extent of myocardial infarct predicts whether or not a patient will benefit substantially from revascularization therapy. To date, delayed-enhancement cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-CMR) imaging is the clinical standard for quantification of myocardial viability. Multidetector CT is reported by numerous authors to be a useful tool for characterizing and, more importantly, quantifying myocardial-infarct size. Thus, cardiac CT is a promising future tool for a complete coronary artery disease diagnostic workup. This chapter reviews the role of different CT-based imaging methods in precisely quantifying myocardial-infarct size.


Myocardial Infarction Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Infarct Size Myocardial Viability Microvascular Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University HospitalLiverpoolUK

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