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Evaluation to determine clot vs slow flow in the atrial appendage

Case Study
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare • USA

Clinical history

This 81 year-old female was referred to University Hospitals Case Medical Center for a gated cardiac CT scan to evaluate for clot vs. slow flow in the atrial appendage. The technologist used the IQon Spectral CT scanner to perform the exam.

Left image: Conventional CT; Right image: 40 keV monoE.
Left image: Conventional CT; Right image: 40 keV monoE.

Clinical significance

Spectral results prove to be a clinical advantage in a growing  population of patients that present with  fibrillation. The low monoE imaging provided by the IQon Spectral CT helped improve the contrast enhancement on the delayed phase of this atrial appendage evaluation. This helped the physician determine the path of care for this patient.


Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Dec 1, 2017

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