Abstract BACKGROUND: Both the myocardial perfusion pattern and myocardial blood flow (MBF) are used to assess patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to compare the perfusion pattern (using the summed difference score [SDS]) to MBF in a consecutive group of patients undergoing PET/CT with 13 N-ammonia (13NH3). METHODS: 47 consecutive patients, aged 65 ± 12 years (42 men) with known or suspected CAD, underwent vasodilator stress/rest PET/CT with 13NH3 for clinical indications. The SDS was determined by a commercially available software based on a 17-segment model. MBF was measured at rest and during hyperemia by dynamic acquisition and single-compartment model analysis. From the rest and stress MBF, the absolute difference (stress-rest) in myocardial blood flow defined as difference in myocardial blood flow (DMBF) was derived. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between patients with no ischemia (SDS ≤ 1) and those with ischemia (SDS > 1) in CFR (2.84 ± 0.73 vs 2.63 ± 0.89, P = NS) and DMBF (1.34 ± 0.45 vs 1.24 ± 0.53 mL·minute-1·g-1, P = NS). There were however significant regional differences (141 different vascular territories in 47 patients) between these two groups (CFR: 2.84 ± 0.95 vs 2.16 ± 0.57, P < .001 and DMBF: 1.39 ± 0.6 vs 0.87 ± 0.39, P < .0001). The correlation between regional CFR and regional DMBF with SDS was significant (y = 2.7145e-0.059x R = 0.358 and y = 1.2769e-0.119x R = 0.44) CONCLUSION: The SDS is the difference between two measurements (stress-rest) and it correlates better with regional DMBF, which is another measurement that reflects the difference between stress and rest. The correlation is better on regional than global basis.

Comparison between the summed difference score and myocardial blood flow measured by 13N-ammonia / Giubbini, Raffaele; Peli, Alessia; Milan, Elisa; Sciagrà, Roberto; Camoni, Luca; Albano, Domenico; Bertoli, Mattia; Bonacina, Mattia; Motta, Federica; Statuto, Massimo; Rodella, Carlo Alberto; de Agostini, Antonio; Calabretta, Raffaella; Bertagna, Francesco; On Behalf Of The Italian Nuclear Cardiology Group, Null. - In: JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 1071-3581. - STAMPA. - (2017), pp. 1-8. [10.1007/s12350-017-0789-z]

Comparison between the summed difference score and myocardial blood flow measured by 13N-ammonia

SCIAGRA', ROBERTO;CALABRETTA, RAFFAELLA;
2017

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Both the myocardial perfusion pattern and myocardial blood flow (MBF) are used to assess patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to compare the perfusion pattern (using the summed difference score [SDS]) to MBF in a consecutive group of patients undergoing PET/CT with 13 N-ammonia (13NH3). METHODS: 47 consecutive patients, aged 65 ± 12 years (42 men) with known or suspected CAD, underwent vasodilator stress/rest PET/CT with 13NH3 for clinical indications. The SDS was determined by a commercially available software based on a 17-segment model. MBF was measured at rest and during hyperemia by dynamic acquisition and single-compartment model analysis. From the rest and stress MBF, the absolute difference (stress-rest) in myocardial blood flow defined as difference in myocardial blood flow (DMBF) was derived. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between patients with no ischemia (SDS ≤ 1) and those with ischemia (SDS > 1) in CFR (2.84 ± 0.73 vs 2.63 ± 0.89, P = NS) and DMBF (1.34 ± 0.45 vs 1.24 ± 0.53 mL·minute-1·g-1, P = NS). There were however significant regional differences (141 different vascular territories in 47 patients) between these two groups (CFR: 2.84 ± 0.95 vs 2.16 ± 0.57, P < .001 and DMBF: 1.39 ± 0.6 vs 0.87 ± 0.39, P < .0001). The correlation between regional CFR and regional DMBF with SDS was significant (y = 2.7145e-0.059x R = 0.358 and y = 1.2769e-0.119x R = 0.44) CONCLUSION: The SDS is the difference between two measurements (stress-rest) and it correlates better with regional DMBF, which is another measurement that reflects the difference between stress and rest. The correlation is better on regional than global basis.
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Giubbini, Raffaele; Peli, Alessia; Milan, Elisa; Sciagrà, Roberto; Camoni, Luca; Albano, Domenico; Bertoli, Mattia; Bonacina, Mattia; Motta, Federica; Statuto, Massimo; Rodella, Carlo Alberto; de Agostini, Antonio; Calabretta, Raffaella; Bertagna, Francesco; On Behalf Of The Italian Nuclear Cardiology Group, Null
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