Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the standard of reference for myocardial fibrosis detection by late gadolinium enhancement. Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) is emerging as a promising alternative. The Evidence for a comPrehensive evaLUation of left ventRicle dysfnctIon By a whole-heart coverage cardiac compUted tomography Scanner study will assess the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of a comprehensive functional and anatomical cardiac evaluation with CCT as compared with CMR and invasive coronary angiography as standard of reference.
Andreini D, Conte E, Mushtaq S, Pontone G, Guglielmo M, Baggiano A, Annoni A, Mancini ME, Formenti A, Nicoli F, Tanzilli A, Muscogiuri G, Magini A, Agostoni P, Bartorelli AL, Fiorentini C, Pepi M. Rationale and design of the EPLURIBUS Study (Evidence for a comPrehensive evaLUation of left ventRicle dysfnctIon By a whole-heart coverage cardiac compUted tomography Scanner). J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2020 Jul 17. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0000000000001051.