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Congenital coronary artery anomalies: diagnosis with 64 slice multidetector row computed tomography coronary angiography: a single-centre study.
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PMID:  18373806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retrospective review of the congenital coronary artery (CA) anomalies detected by a 64-slice multidetector row computed tomographic (MDCT) angiography. The type of the anomaly, imaging characteristics, clinical relevance and the superiority of the MDCT over conventional coronary angiography are discussed. Multidetector row computed tomographic coronary angiography was carried out by the usual technique with 70 cc of non-ionic contrast agent and retrospective electrocardiogram gating. The volume data obtained were reconstructed in axial plane, along with volume-rendered three-dimensional reconstruction and virtual angioscopy in selected patients. The images were analysed by a radiologist, experienced in cardiac CT, and an experienced cardiologist. A retrospective review of the records was carried out, and subjects with congenital coronary anomalies were included in the study. Between 15 November 2005 and 27 February 2007, 1495 MDCT coronary angiograms were carried out. Eleven of them were found to have coronary anomalies. Five had absent left main CA. Two had interarterial course of the left main CA artery passing in between the right ventricular outflow tract and the root of aorta. In one patient, there was aberrant origin of right CA from the left aortic sinus with subsequent interarterial course and another one had aberrant origin of circumflex artery from the right aortic sinus. One patient each of congenitally absent circumflex artery and atresia of the right CA were found. Sixty-four slice MDCT coronary angiography provided accurate depiction of anomalous vessel origin and course along with the complex anatomical relation with the adjacent structures. CT can be considered as a first-line imaging method for delineating coronary arterial anomalies.
K G Srinivasan; A Gaikwad; B R J Kannan; K Ritesh; K P Ushanandini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1754-9485     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-31     Completed Date:  2008-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101469340     Medline TA:  J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
KGS Advanced MR and CT Scan Centre, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / administration & dosage
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods
Iopamidol / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Predictive Value of Tests
Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / instrumentation,  methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 62883-00-5/Iopamidol

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