Left ventricular function: correlation of quantitative gated SPECT and MR imaging over a wide range of values

Radiology. 2000 Nov;217(2):572-5. doi: 10.1148/radiology.217.2.r00nv15572.


In 21 patients, the authors compared results with quantitative gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to results with magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), end-systolic volume (LVESV), and ejection fraction (LVEF). Between the two methods, correlations were good for LVEF (r = 0.85), LVEDV (r = 0.94), and LVESV (r = 0.95). Quantitative gated SPECT can help determine LVEF, LVEDV, and LVESV.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Coronary Disease / diagnosis
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stroke Volume
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
  • Ventricular Function, Left*