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Case: D-Transposition of the Great Arteries – CT Evaluation of a Newborn

posted by | Sep 20, 2016
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A 13-day-old female newborn suffering from desaturation was scheduled for a surgical operation on an arterial switch. A cardiac CT scan was ordered to evaluate the anatomy of the heart, the great vessels and the coronary arteries prior to the operation. Read more

Case: Sudden Cardiac Arrest after Knee Surgery – Painting the Whole Picture

posted by | Sep 16, 2016
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A 33-year-old female patient (BMI 31 kg/m²), who had been discharged home from a peripheral hospital two days earlier (after knee surgery), called Emergency Medical Services (EMS) complaining of a sudden-onset dyspnea at rest. Ten minutes later, EMS personnel found her unconscious and pulseless upon arrival at her apartment. Cardiopulmonary … Read more

Case: Diabetic Foot Syndrome Complicated by an Arteriovenous Fistula

posted by | Aug 30, 2016
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A 64-year-old male patient with a known history of diabetes mellitus (DM) was feeling systemically unwell and noted problems with his left foot. He was presented for a CT angiography (CTA) evaluation. Read more

Case: Dual Energy Perfusion Maps Reveal the Extent of Perfusion Deficits from Multiple Peripheral Pulmonary Emboli

posted by Ralf Bauer, M.D. | Aug 23, 2016
Ralf Bauer, M.D.
  • 2016-07-26_tabele3

A 58-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and acute chest pain. History revealed an extended immobility due to long distance travel and further risk factors such as smoking and female gender. Risk of pulmonary embolism according to the Wells’ score was elevated, as … Read more

Case: Ultra-low Dose and Ultra-fast Scan in a Patient with Dyspnea

posted by | Jul 8, 2016

In this case, the patient suffered from dyspnea and could not hold his breath during the scan. A scan in Turbo Flash mode was performed in free breathing and completed in a total scan time of 0.42 s. Read more

Case: Aortic Aneurysm with Complex Endovascular Repair

posted by Carlo Nicola De Cecco, M.D., PhD | Jul 1, 2016
Carlo Nicola De Cecco, M.D., PhD

In this case, 70 kV was applied which resulted in an excellent intravascular contrast enhancement with only 50 mL contrast medium and a significant effective dose reduction to 3.9 mSv. To further reduce the increased image noise, associated with the lower tube voltage setting, images were reconstructed using ADMIRE … Read more

Case: Evaluation of Williams-Beuren Syndrome in a Two-month-old Child using a Single Rotation Scan Mode

posted by | Jun 21, 2016

CT scans are routinely used for cardiovascular evaluations. In this case, the CT images clearly showed a significant stenosis of the ascending aorta directly above the aortic root. Read more

Case: Discovery of a Type II Endoleak after EVAR in a Patient with Renal Insufficiency using Dynamic 4D CT Angiography

posted by editors | Jun 10, 2016 editors

A 72-year-old male patient with poor kidney function (GFR 40 mL/min) was admitted to the hospital with a suspected endoleak after an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of the abdominal aorta. A dynamic 4D CT angiography (CTA) was requested to confirm the endoleak and to specify its type. Read more

Case: Ultra-fast Low-dose Coronary CTA at 0.37 mSv and with 35 mL Contrast Agent

posted by Julian L. Wichmann, M.D. | Apr 9, 2016
Julian L. Wichmann, M.D.
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A 77-year-old male patient, with multiple risk factors including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and history of cigarette smoking, was admitted with recent onset of chest discomfort and shortness of breath at rest. cCTA images demonstrated an approximately 50% stenosis of the mid LAD segment and mid CX without LM stenosis. Read more

Case: Whole-Body CTA with Reduced Radiation Dose and only 20 mL of Contrast Media

posted by Thomas Henzler, MD | Mar 25, 2016
Thomas Henzler, MD
  • 2015-12-09_tabelle_3

A 70-year-old female patient was referred to our emergency department complaining about a new onset of back pain and malignant hypertension. The initially performed CTA, on a 16-slice single source CT with 100 mL contrast media, revealed a Stanford B dissection. The patient was again referred to our department for … Read more

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