Normal values for left ventricular volumes obtained using gated PET

H L Boyd, S D Rosen, O Rimoldi, V J Cunningham, P G Camici

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Accurate assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes provides important insights into myocardial function, being particularly important for diseases of the heart in which there is progressive dilatation of the LV, such as remodeling after myocardial infarction. We have recently validated a method for measuring LV volumes using gated positron emission tomography (PET) with oxygen-15 labeled carbon monoxide (C15O). The present study was performed to establish normal values for LV volumes, in absolute units, using this technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1207-14
Number of pages8
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Gated Blood-Pool Imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxygen Radioisotopes
  • Reference Values
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
  • Ventricular Function, Left


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