Cardiac imaging by means of electrocardiographically gated multisection spiral CT: initial experience

Radiology. 2000 Nov;217(2):564-71. doi: 10.1148/radiology.217.2.r00nv30564.


The authors introduce a method for cardiac investigations by using electrocardiographically gated spiral scanning with a four-section computed tomographic system. Three-dimensional images were reconstructed by means of a 250-msec temporal resolution and continuous volume coverage by using a dedicated multisection cardiac volume reconstruction algorithm. Motion-free thin-section volume images were acquired with thin sections and overlapping image increments within a single breath hold. Data segment shifts in time allowed for multiphase imaging.

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Angiography / methods
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Electrocardiography*
  • Heart / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*