TITLE

Diagnostic value of Flash dual-source CT coronary artery imaging combined with dual-energy myocardial perfusion imaging for coronary heart disease

AUTHOR(S)
RUI-PING ZHAO; ZHI-RU HAO; ZHI-JUN SONG
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Experimental & Therapeutic Medicine;2014, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p865
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The present study aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of Flash dual-source CT coronary angiography (DS -CTA) combined with dual-energy myocardial perfusion imaging (DS-CTP) for coronary heart disease (CHD), as a single-stage examination. A total of 60 patients with CHD underwent DS-CT examination, as well as coronary angiography (CAG), as the reference standard. The patients were divided into <50% and ≥50% stenosis groups based on their coronary angiograms. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of the method for diagnosing stenosis of ≥50% were evaluated via DS-CTA combined with DS-CTP. Of the 60 patients, 59 showed satisfactory results that conformed to the diagnostic requirements. Using CAG as the reference standard, the sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values of the Flash DS-CT results in the ≥50% vascular stenosis group were 83.7, 92.7, 88.9 and 89.1%, respectively. The respective values for DS-CTA combined with DS-CTP for diagnosing CHD were 94.2, 91.1, 88.0 and 95.8%. Therefore, the results obtained indicate that DS -CTA combined with DS-CTP has a high diagnostic value for CHD. DS-CT is advantageous for diagnosing and prognosticating CHD.
ACCESSION #
94754532

 

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