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Contrast volume reduction with superior vena cava catheter-directed coronary CT angiography: comparison with peripheral i.v. contrast enhancement in a swine model.
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PMID:  18356416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Conventional MDCT angiography uses a traditional peripheral i.v. approach for contrast injection; however, we describe our experience with a superior vena cava (SVC) catheter approach for coronary artery MDCT angiography as a potential means of decreasing iodinated contrast volume.
CONCLUSION: Central SVC contrast injection can decrease the contrast volume by 50% while maintaining coronary attenuation similar to that of peripheral i.v. injection. This approach has potential in reducing the contrast volume on coronary MDCT angiography studies and therefore the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy in certain high-risk patients. Further studies with higher injection rates and faster scan acquisition are needed for defining a lower contrast volume threshold.
Anil N Shetty; Kostaki G Bis; Amit R Vyas; Arun Kumar; Andrew Anderson; Mamtha Balasubramaniam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  190     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-21     Completed Date:  2008-05-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W247-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / administration & dosage*
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Injections, Intravenous
Least-Squares Analysis
Linear Models
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Statistics, Nonparametric
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Vena Cava, Superior*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media
Erratum In:
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun;190(6):1430

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