Dynamic Computed Tomography for the Heart
Real-time computed tomography (CT) of the heart is a subject of great potential importance (Iinuma, 1977). Real-time images of the cardiac ventricles could be used to evaluate stroke volume (Miller, 1977) and ejection fraction. Real-time images of the heart muscle could be used to detect damaged tissues and, presumably, show edematous and necrotic regions (Adams, 1976). Moreover, sufficiently fast scanners in combination with contrast media injections could enable one to get time-concentration curves in the myocardium which provide a measure of regional perfusion.
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