Heterogeneity of myocardial fatty acid tracer uptake in the porcine heart wall

Erik L. Ritman, Patricia E. Beighley

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Abstract

Spatial heterogeneity of myocardial perfusion has been recognized for many years. We have previously shown that whole-body CT is a method for providing the simultaneous measurements of heterogeneity of myocardial perfusion and myocardial blood volume. In the present study we found that the spatial distribution of myocardial metabolism, as indicated by the local accumulation of iodinated phenyl pentadecanoic acid, is slightly more heterogeneous than, but not statistically different from, the heterogeneity of perfusion and blood volume. These findings are consistent with the notion that a common factor is likely to play a major role in determining the spatial heterogeneity of myocardial intravascular blood volume, of myocardial perfusion and of myocardial metabolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages180-186
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0819424447
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventMedical Imaging 1997: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 23 1997Feb 25 1997

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3033
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 1997: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
CityNewport Beach, CA, USA
Period2/23/972/25/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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