Ante mortem and postmortem measurements of the heart of a 60-year-old man.
(a) Multiplanar reconstruction image of ante mortem CT.
(b) Multiplanar reconstruction image of postmortem CT.
(c) Photograph of the pathological cross-sectional slice.
All three of these images represent the same plane.
Solid lines represent measurements without including papillary muscles or epicardial fat, according to conventional methods. Dotted lines represent measurements with papillary muscles and epicardial fat.
A, anterior wall of the left ventricle; F, left ventricular free wall; P, posterior wall of the left ventricle; S, ventricular septum; R, right ventricular wall.