Optimisation and Quantification of Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography Myocardial Fibrosis Imaging

NCT ID: NCT02364687


Title
Optimisation and Quantification of Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography
Purpose
Detecting scarred heart muscle is important to diagnose and treat of a wide variety of heart conditions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can assess scarred heart muscle but it is time consuming, contraindicated for some patients and not tolerated by others. Computed tomography (CT) imaging has the potential to provide a rapid comprehensive assessment of the heart. This study will assess CT imaging of the heart muscle of patients who have previously undergone MRI of their heart. Using a state of the art CT scanner the investigators will develop a low radiation dose protocol to identify scarred heart muscle. The investigators will use and develop software techniques to analyse these images. This will enable us to develop a new way to identify and measure scarred heart muscle that will benefit patients with heart disease.
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Conditions
Myocardial Infarction
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Source
University of Edinburgh
Sponsors
University of Edinburgh
Status
Active, not recruiting
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Last Updated
15 Nov 2016
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