Diagnosis of Reversible Myocardial Ischemia using Dynamic CT Perfusion: Confirmation by 15O-labelled Water PET/CT

Kakuya Kitagawa, MD; Yasutaka Ichikawa, MD; Masaki Ishida, MD; Naoki Nagasawa, PhD; Yoshitaka Goto, MD, and Hajime Sakuma, MD
Department of Radiology, Mie University School of Medicine, Mie, Japan

A 72-year-old male patient, suffering from diabetes mellitus and elevated triglyceride levels, was admitted for surgical resection of an adrenal tumor. Echocardiography was performed for preoperative cardiovascular assessment. This revealed a regional hypokinesis in the posterior wall of the left ventricle. A cardiac CT and a 15O-labelled water PET/CT were requested for further evaluation.