Comprehensive Cardiac CT Study for Simultaneous Evaluation of the Coronary Arteries and the Myocardium

Kakuya Kitagawa, MD, PhD*, Tatsuro Ito, MD*, Hajime Sakuma, MD, PhD*, Naoki Nagasawa, PhD*, Akio Yamazaki*, Shiro Nakamori, MD**, Hiroshi Nakajima, MD, PhD** |  09.02.2015

*Department of Radiology, Mie University School of Medicine, Mie, Japan
**Department of Cardiology, Mie University School of Medicine, Mie, Japan

A 67-year-old male patient, with a history of peripheral arteriosclerosis obliterans and inferior wall myocardium infarction, had been treated with an interventional stenting placed in the left circumflex artery (LCx) #13–14. A comprehensive cardiac CT study, including coronary CT angiography (cCTA), stress myocardial dynamic perfusion, and delayed enhancement, was ordered to simultaneously evaluate both the coronary artery and the myocardium.

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