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Évaluation de la perfusion myocardique par TEP-TDM. [Myocardial perfusion imaging using PET/CT.]
For the past decade, PET and PET/CT have been widely studied for myocardial perfusion imaging. Several studies demonstrated the incremental value of PET for the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of patients with coronary artery disease. Moreover, PET allows for non-invasively quantifying myocardial blood flow and myocardial flow reserve, that both are recognized as surrogate marker of cardiac event free survival. By enabling the exploration of epicardial disease and the microvasculature, PET constitutes a unique tool to study pathophysiogical mechanisms leading to atherosclerosis genesis. The recent emergence of high-tech hybrid machines may even provide further incremental information about coronary function and morphology. By taking the best of each modality, a better assessment of patients with coronary artery disease is expected. (C) 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
PET, Myocardial perfusion, Ischemia, Myocardial blood flow, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, CORONARY-ARTERY-DISEASE, VENTRICULAR EJECTION FRACTION, INCREMENTAL PROGNOSTIC VALUE, ISCHEMIC-HEART-DISEASE, BLOOD-FLOW, NONINVASIVE QUANTIFICATION, STENOSIS SEVERITY, N-13 AMMONIA, QUANTITATIVE RELATIONSHIP
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