Dual-energy CT of the heart current and future status

Moritz H. Albrecht, Carlo N. De Cecco, U. Joseph Schoepf, Adam Spandorfer, Marwen Eid, Domenico De Santis, Akos Varga-Szemes, Marly van Assen, Philipp L. von Knebel-Doeberitz, Christian Tesche, Valentina O. Puntmann, Eike Nagel, Thomas J. Vogl, John Nance

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Several applications utilizing dual-energy cardiac CT (DECT) have recently transitioned from the realm of research into clinical workflows. DECT acquisition techniques and subsequent post-processing can provide improved qualitative analysis, allow quantitative imaging, and have the potential to decrease requisite radiation and contrast material doses. Additionally, several experimental DECT techniques are pending further investigation and may improve the diagnostic accuracy of cardiac CT and/or provide evaluation of emerging imaging biomarkers in the future. This review article will summarize the major applications utilizing DECT in diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, including both the clinically used and investigational techniques examined to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-118
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018


  • Cardiac CT
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Dual-energy CT
  • Functional CT
  • Multi-energy CT
  • Quantitative CT
  • Spectral CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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