Non-contrast estimation of diffuse myocardial fibrosis with dual energy CT: A phantom study
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Coronary Artery Disease
DECT myocardial imaging with multi-energy analysis better classifies myocardial fibrosis severity compared to a single energy-based approach. Non-contrast DECT can accurately and non-invasively estimate the extent of diffuse myocardial fibrosis in phantom and animal models. These data support further evaluation of this approach for in vivo myocardial fibrosis estimation.