Assessment of left ventricular myocardial function using 16-slice multidetector-row computed tomography: Comparison with magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography

Martin Heuschmid, Julia K. Rothfuss, Stephen Schroeder, Michael Fenchel, Norbert Stauder, Christof Burgstahler, Andreas Franow, Ronald S. Kuzo, Axel Kuettner, Stephan Miller, Claus D. Claussen, Andreas F. Kopp

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Abstract

Objective: To assess functional parameters using multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) and echocardiography and to compare the results with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Materials and methods: End-diastolic-volume (EDV), end-systolic-volume (ESV), stroke-volume (SV), ejection-fraction (EF), and myocardial mass (MM) were calculated based on CT data sets from 52 patients. Echocardiography was performed in 24 of the 52 patients. The results from MDCT and echocardiography were compared with MRI. Results: A strong correlation between MDCT and MRI (r=0.66-0.90) was found for all parameters. Echocardiography revealed a low or moderate correlation (0.05-0.59). Compared to MRI the average differences with MDCT were for EDV 15.1 ml, ESV 10.6 ml, SV 4.5 ml, EF 1.8%, and MM 8.2 g, for EDV determined by echocardiography 36.2 ml, ESV 6.8 ml, and EF 13.9%. Bland-Altman analysis revealed acceptable limits of agreement between MRI and MDCT. Conclusions: MDCT enables reliable quantification of left ventricular function. Echocardiography was found to have only a moderate agreement of functional parameters with MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-559
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean radiology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

Keywords

  • Cardiac imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Functional parameters
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multidetector-row computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Heuschmid, M., Rothfuss, J. K., Schroeder, S., Fenchel, M., Stauder, N., Burgstahler, C., Franow, A., Kuzo, R. S., Kuettner, A., Miller, S., Claussen, C. D., & Kopp, A. F. (2006). Assessment of left ventricular myocardial function using 16-slice multidetector-row computed tomography: Comparison with magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography. European radiology, 16(3), 551-559. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-005-0015-2