Prediction of myocardial blood flow under stress conditions by means of a computational model

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging

29 April Apr 2022 5 months ago
  • Baggiano A, Guglielmo M, Fusini L, Muscogiuri G, Pontone G.

Quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and functional assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) can be achieved through stress myocardial computed tomography perfusion (stress-CTP). This requires an additional scan after the resting coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) and administration of an intravenous stressor. This complex protocol has limited reproducibility and non-negligible side effects for the patient. We aim to mitigate these drawbacks by proposing a computational model able to reproduce MBF maps.

Reference: Prediction of myocardial blood flow under stress conditions by means of a computational model. Di Gregorio S, Vergara C, Pelagi GM, Baggiano A, Zunino P, Guglielmo M, Fusini L, Muscogiuri G, Rossi A, Rabbat MG, Quarteroni A, Pontone G. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2022 May;49(6):1894-1905.

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