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Computed tomographic assessment of coronary artery bypass grafts with fast dynamic scanning.
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PMID:  2241659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
28 coronary grafts in 12 symptomatic patients were studied at the time of graft angiography at Prince Charles Hospital. The grafts were studied using the Toshiba 900S scanner with bolus injections of contrast agent into an anticubital vein. The assessment was carried out using fast incremental and continuous acquisition scanning with stepped reconstructions in the last 5 patients. Of the 27 grafts, 16 were shown at angiography to be patent and of good calibre. 14 of these were similarly assessed at CT. 11 were either diseased or blocked at angiography, and these were graded also as small, stenosed or blocked at CT. This early study would support previous reports that CT does offer a reliable method of diagnosing good patent grafts. The study also suggests that with conventional fast dynamic scanning some information regarding graft quality can be obtained.
R E Slaughter; J B Partridge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australasian radiology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0004-8461     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas Radiol     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-05     Completed Date:  1990-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0047441     Medline TA:  Australas Radiol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Queensland.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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