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Operator-interactive method for simultaneous measurement of left and right ventricular volumes and ejection fraction by tomographic electrocardiography-gated blood pool radionuclide ventriculography.

Clements, IP; Brinkmann, B; Mullan, BP; O'Connor, MK; Breen, JF; McGregor, CGA; (2006) Operator-interactive method for simultaneous measurement of left and right ventricular volumes and ejection fraction by tomographic electrocardiography-gated blood pool radionuclide ventriculography. J Nucl Cardiol , 13 (1) pp. 50-63. 10.1016/j.nuclcard.2005.12.005.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: A method that uses single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography (ERNA) to measure right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) volumes (in milliliters) and ejection fraction (EF) is described. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recorded 35 paired SPECT ERNA and electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) cardiac studies in 27 patients; for comparison with EBCT, a method for measurement of RV and LV volumes and EF with SPECT ERNA was developed in 18 paired studies and was validated and assessed for reproducibility in 17. Validation indicated that SPECT ERNA and EBCT were similar for measurement of RV volume (end-systolic and end-diastolic volumes in a combined analysis) and EF (180+/-74 mL vs 182+/-80 mL and 0.44+/-0.11 vs 0.43+/-0.11, respectively) and for measurement of LV volume and EF (88+/-36 mL vs 84+/-43 mL and 0.53+/-0.081 vs 0.59+/-0.07, respectively). The SPECT ERNA method was quite reproducible. CONCLUSIONS: RV and LV volumes and EF can be measured readily via SPECT ERNA.

Type: Article
Title: Operator-interactive method for simultaneous measurement of left and right ventricular volumes and ejection fraction by tomographic electrocardiography-gated blood pool radionuclide ventriculography.
Location: United States
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclcard.2005.12.005
Keywords: Algorithms, Electrocardiography, Gated Blood-Pool Imaging, Humans, Image Enhancement, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity, Stroke Volume, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon, User-Computer Interface, Ventricular Dysfunction, Left, Ventricular Dysfunction, Right
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Pre-clinical and Fundamental Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1373694
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