The DSR (dynamic spatial reconstructor), a multiple X-ray source scanner that generates stop action three-dimensional (3-D) images of a cylindrical volume, was used for quantitative imaging of left ventricular 3-D wall geometry and function in experimentally induced canine left ventricular myocardial infarction. Impaired regional myocardial function was induced by myocardial ischemia or infarction in four mongrel dogs by closed-chest occlusion of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. At intervals of 6-14 weeks post occlusion, the dogs were scanned with the DSR during biatrial contrast injection. The location of myocardial infarction and the surrounding zone of impaired function is clearly defined by this 3-D CT scanning procedure. The display method presented here provides both localization and quantification of the volume of ischemic and infarcted myocardium.
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- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering