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Bypass graft imaging and coronary anomalies in MDCT.
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PMID:  15801059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is used to restore the blood flow in an ischemic area of myocardium using conduits bypassing a diseased coronary artery. Until now, conventional angiography has been the recognized technique to study patients with bypass grafts. Nowadays, non-invasive methods such as multi-detector CT (MDCT) emerge as reliable imaging methods in the study of CABG. Thus, radiologists play an important role in this field, not only to define if the bypass graft is occluded or stenosed but also to report further information such as CABG technique performed, type of conduit used or pre-operative findings. This paper analyzes the most practical information that the radiologist must know in a study of CABG. Another theme which will be briefly described is the use of MDCT in coronary anomalies studies, with particular emphasis on the course of the abnormal vessel and its relation to great vessels.
Gabriel C Fernandez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  15 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-31     Completed Date:  2005-06-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  B59-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Povisa, Salamanca 5, 36211 Vigo, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / methods
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / radiography*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / radiography
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Radiography, Interventional
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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