NetForum uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use the site, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies on the NetForum website. Read about our cookies.
NetForum Community
Learn. Share. Optimize.
Log in | Sign up now | Submit content | Contact
Go to similar content

Low-dose coronary CTA of an infant with tetralogy of fallot using a 256-slice MDCT scanner

Publication
Dr. Bardo, Dianna, M.D. Oregon Health and Science University
Philips CT Clinical Science Philips Healthcare

Bardo DM, Asamato J, Mackay CS, Minette M.

Department of Radiology - LC 340, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA. bardod@ohsu.edu

* Originally published in the August 29, 2009 issue of Pediatric Cardiology.

The reported incidence of anomalous coronary arteries among children is 0.17%, but it is much greater (8%) among children with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The diagnosis of coronary artery anomalies can be difficult using invasive aortography and is not without risk. Technical improvements with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), including a reduced effective radiation dose, make cardiac CT angiography an attractive alternative not only because the risks of an invasive examination are avoided, but also because sedation risks also are eliminated in most cases. This report highlights 256-slice MDCT imaging of the coronary arteries in a nonsedated 26-day-old infant using an effective radiation dose of only 0.51 millisieverts (mSV).

For more information about this publication, check out the PubMed listing for this article.


This content has been made possible by NetForum Community.
Share this on: Share your link in twitter Share your link in facebook Share your link on LinkedIn Print Rate this article: Log in to vote

 
Rating:
Votes:
0
Views:
1078
Added:
Jun 9, 2009

Rate this:
Log in to vote
 

Publication
iCT
Cardiac, coronary angiography, coronary arteries, dose, low dose, Pediatric, pediatric cardiac, tetralogy of Fallot
 

Clinical News
Best Practices
Case Studies
Publications and Abstracts
White Papers
Web seminars and Presentations
ExamCards
Protocols
Application Tips and FAQ
Training
Try an Application
Business News
Case Studies
White Papers
Web Seminars and Presentations
Utilization Services
Contributing Professionals
Contributing Institutions
Become a Contributor