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Computed tomography imaging in myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  21453217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Over recent decades, noninvasive imaging has become well established in the diagnostic work-up of patients suffering from myocardial infarction. It provides insights into the individual patient's prognosis and guides therapeutic decisions. MRI has long been considered the standard of reference in the noninvasive imaging of myocardial infarction. Only recently have different multidector-row spiral computed tomography (MDCT) techniques successfully been evaluated for the visualization of myocardial infarction. This article describes different concepts of cardiac MDCT imaging in acute and chronic myocardial infarction. MDCT assessment of myocardial edema, myocardial perfusion and delayed myocardial contrast enhancement are introduced, with the latter evolving as key concept of viability imaging by means of MDCT. The current status of MDCT in the diagnostic work-up of myocardial infarction is reviewed.
Andreas H Mahnken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D-52074 Aachen, Germany and Applied Medical Engineering, Helmholtz Institute of Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
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