[Assessment of myocardial circulation and metabolism using positron CT]

J Cardiol Suppl. 1987;15:61-3.
[Article in Japanese]

Abstract

Positron CT measurement can provide valuable information of myocardial circulation and metabolism. Our institute has participated in the development and use of this measurement since April 1983. At present, we can assess the circulation and metabolism of myocardium using a position CT device (HEADTOME-III) and some radiopharmaceuticals labeled with positron emitters. In this paper, we introduced our method about its measuring device, radiopharmaceuticals and theoretical model, and also indicated the clinical usefulness of the measurement.

MeSH terms

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbon Radioisotopes
  • Coronary Circulation*
  • Deoxyglucose / analogs & derivatives
  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Glucose / metabolism
  • Heart / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Myocardial Infarction / metabolism
  • Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology
  • Myocardium / metabolism*
  • Oxygen Radioisotopes
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods*
  • Water

Substances

  • Carbon Radioisotopes
  • Fluorine Radioisotopes
  • Oxygen Radioisotopes
  • Water
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Deoxyglucose
  • Glucose