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Comparison of 16-multidetector-row computed tomography and angiocardiography for evaluating the central pulmonary artery diameter and pulmonary artery index in children with congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18677607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The pulmonary artery (PA) is involved in most congenital heart diseases; and in these patients it is necessary to evaluate precisely the PA configuration and development. The accuracy of 16 multidetector row computed tomography (16-MDCT) in evaluating the central PA was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 16-MDCT and angiocardiography (ACG) were performed in 26 patients with various congenital heart diseases aged 7 days to 9 years (median 1.2 years). We reconstructed coronal oblique images along the long axis of the right and left PAs and measured the PA diameter and Nakata's PA index, which were compared with those obtained by ACG. RESULTS: Correlations between PA diameters [R (2) = 0.80, standard error of the estimate (SEE)=1.3, n=52] and PA indices (R(2)=0.81, SEE=42, n=26) obtained from coronal oblique images and ACG were excellent. Bland-Altman plots showed a mean +/- SD difference of -0.3+/-1.3 mm for the PA diameter and +/-15.1 +/-41.5 for the PA index. CONCLUSION: 16-MDCT might be useful for evaluating the central PA in patients with congenital heart disease.
Motoo Nakagawa; Masaki Hara; Hidekazu Oshima; Yuta Shibamoto; Kantaro Mizuno; Miki Asano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0288-2043     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Med     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-04     Completed Date:  2008-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412264     Medline TA:  Radiat Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuhoku, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Heart Defects, Congenital / radiography*
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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