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Multimodality evaluation of ventricular function: comparison of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography, and planar and SPECT blood pool imaging
Author(s): David H. Feiglin; Andrzej Krol; Gwen M. Tillapaugh-Fay; Nikolaus M. Szeverenyi; Frank Deaver Thomas
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Paper Abstract

Fifteen patients underwent resting echocardiography (EC), ECG gated cardiac MR ventriculography (MRV) and blood pool planar and SPECT ventriculography (SPV) sequentially on the same day. In addition, 36 patients had sequential ECG gated blood pool and SPV and 20 normal volunteers, age > 18 years, had sequential ECG gated cardiac MRI performed on both Siemens closed, 1.5T, and open, 0.2T, magnets. Echocardiography was performed using a HP 5500 system equipped with an S4 transducer in 2D mode. MRV at 0.2T and 1.5T used a circular polarized body coil. Nuclear Medicine studies used 25 mCi Tc- 99m labeled red blood cells. Gated planar and SPV were acquired on a dual head Siemens E-Cam system. We have found that MRV affords the most accurate measurement of ventricular function. SPV and MRV provide similar estimations of left ventricular function (LVEF). Further, SPV consistently provides higher LVEF, as compared to the planar data simultaneously acquired. Observed significant differences in intermodality measurements indicate that follow up studies in patients, especially in patients whose management is critically dependent on functional measurement changes, should be monitored by one modality only.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2001
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4321, Medical Imaging 2001: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (21 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.428126
Show Author Affiliations
David H. Feiglin, SUNY/Upstate Medical Univ. (United States)
Andrzej Krol, SUNY/Upstate Medical Univ. (United States)
Gwen M. Tillapaugh-Fay, SUNY/Upstate Medical Univ. (United States)
Nikolaus M. Szeverenyi, SUNY/Upstate Medical Univ. (United States)
Frank Deaver Thomas, SUNY/Upstate Medical Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4321:
Medical Imaging 2001: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
Chin-Tu Chen; Anne V. Clough, Editor(s)

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