Clinical application of FDG-PET imaging for three-dimensional myocardial scar and left ventricular anatomy during ventricular tachycardia ablation

Jing Tian, Mark F. Smith, Timm Dickfeld

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Abstract

This review provides an overview of the role of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) in assisting with the diagnosis of and facilitating the ablation procedure for ventricular tachycardia. It expands on the relative advantages and disadvantages of PET compared with other imaging modalities as well as the available evidence supporting its value in the assessment of viability for nontransmural myocardial infarction, hibernating myocardium, and assisting with the diagnosis and facilitating the ablation procedure for ventricular tachycardia patients. Furthermore, the fusion of multiple imaging modalities such as the combination of PET and x-ray CT for comprehensive scar characterization are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-402
Number of pages10
JournalPET Clinics
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET
  • Myocardial scar
  • Ventricular tachycardia ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiation

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