Publications [#132816] of G. Allan Johnson
- GA Johnson, JD Godwin, EK Fram, Gated multiplanar cardiac computed tomography.,
Radiology, UNITED STATES, vol. 145 no. 1
pp. 195-7, ISSN 0033-8419
(last updated on 2005/08/03)
Multiplanar reformatting was combined with electrocardiographically gated computed tomography (CT) to provide a three-dimensional assessment of the beating heart of a live dog. Separate systolic and diastolic images were made in transverse, sagittal, coronal, and paraxial views. Three-dimensional contour images that outlined the cardiac chambers and the myocardium were then made using a separate research computer. This three-dimensional appreciation of cardiac morphology could be extended to assess regional function. Practical problems that limit the application of these methods are discussed, along with the proposed solutions.
Animals • Computers • Diatrizoate • Dogs • Electrocardiography* • Heart • Tomography, X-Ray Computed • diagnostic use • methods* • radiography*