A Case With Noncompaction of the Left Ventricular Myocardium Detected by 64-slice Multidetector Computed TomographyIto, Hiroki MD; Dajani, Khaled A. MD, FACCJournal of Thoracic Imaging: February 2009 - Volume 24 - Issue 1 - pp 38-40 doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31818965f1 Case Reports-Cardiovascular Abstract Author Information Abstract Noncompaction is a rare, primary genetic cardiomyopathy affecting the left ventricle. The diagnosis is usually established by echocardiography, and less frequently by left ventriculography. Cardiac magnetic resonance and electrocardiography-gated multidetector computed tomography are evolving noninvasive modalities to image cardiac structures, and their utility to detect noncompacted myocardium was reported in a few cases. We report the case of a young patient with premature coronary artery disease and apical noncompaction detected by multidetector computed tomography, and show images of the ventricular pathology on 4 different imaging modalities. Author Information Division of Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL Reprints: Hiroki Ito, MD, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue EMS Building 6th Floor, Maywood, IL 60153 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.