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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2019 Jan;80(1):69-80. English. Original Article.
Kang EJ , Hong J , Park J , Lee J .
Department of Radiology, Dong-A University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea.


To evaluate the feasibility of comprehensive left ventricle (LV) functional parameters on routine coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) based on two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE).

Materials and Methods

Ninety-nine patients who underwent CCTA accompanied by 2DE were included in the study. The volumetric LV systolic functional parameters were acquired from 10-phase reconstruction of CCTA data. By differentiating the time-LV volume curve by time domain and measuring mitral valvular orifice areas, transmitral time-velocity curves were drawn and the early (E) to late (A) mitral inflow peak velocities ratio (E/A ratio) was acquired. By measuring a longitudinal jerking velocity of the mitral valvular annulus on a four-chamber view, the mitral peak velocity of early filling (E) to early diastolic mitral annular velocity (E') ratio (E/E' ratio) was evaluated. All functional parameters were compared with the 2DE results.


The LV end diastolic volume, LV end systolic volume, ejection fraction, stroke volume, cardiac output, and LV myocardial mass measured by CCTA and 2DE showed moderate to strong correlations (r = 0.732, 0.821, 0.416, 0.394, 0.328, and 0.764, respectively; p < 0.05). The E/A and E/E' ratios showed strong correlation between CCTA and echocardiography (r = 0.807 and 0.751, respectively; p < 0.05).


When CCTA is performed with retrospective electrocardiographic gating, additional information about the LV function can be acquired as reliably as with echocardiography.

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