Comprehensive evaluation of ischemic heart disease using MDCT

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jul;191(1):64-72. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.3484.


Objective: Recently MDCT has become widely used for the evaluation of ischemic heart disease, but clinically the evaluation is primarily focused on the coronary artery only. We describe why and how to comprehensively evaluate the cardiac CT scan, including myocardium, motion, viability, valve, and perfusion aspects related to ischemic heart disease.

Conclusion: Radiologists should be familiar with the protocol design and comprehensive interpretation of cardiac MDCT to provide comprehensive treatment suggestions for the patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Ischemia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*