Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Measurements of pericardial adipose tissue using contrast enhanced cardiac multidetector computed tomography--comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Risk Factors for Morbidity and Mortality Following Hospitalization for Pericarditis

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Incidence of acute myocardial infarction-related cardiogenic shock during corona virus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Incidence of infective endocarditis during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: A nationwide study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations
Recent studies have suggested that pericardial adipose tissue (PAT) located in close vicinity to the epicardial coronary arteries may play a role in the development of coronary artery disease. PAT has primarily been measured with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) or with non-contrast cardiac multidetector computered tomography (MDCT) images. The aim of this study was to validate contrast MDCT derived measures of total PAT volume by a comparison to CMRI. In 52 patients, aged 60 years (34-81 years), Body Mass Index 28 kg/m(2) (18-39), and with stable ischemic heart disease, paired MDCT and CMRI scans were performed. The optimal fit for measuring PAT using contrast MDCT was developed and validated by the corresponding measures on CMRI. The median for PAT volume in patients was 175 ml (SD 68) and 153 ml (SD 60) measured by MDCT and CMRI respectively. Four different attenuation values were tested, and the smallest difference in PAT was noted when -30 to -190 HU were used in MDCT measures. The median difference between MDCT and CMRI for the assessment of PAT was 9 ml (SD 50) suggesting a reasonable robust method for the assessment of PAT in a large-scale study. Pericardial adipose tissue can be measured on standard coronary CT angiography images with a reasonable degree of accuracy when compared to CMRI.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe international journal of cardiovascular imaging
Volume29
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1401-7
Number of pages7
ISSN1569-5794
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

ID: 42312397