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Imaging of peripheral arteries by 16-row multidetector computed tomography angiography: a feasible tool?
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PMID:  17123762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of multidetector (16-row) computed tomography (MDCT) in imaging the upper and lower limb arterial tree in trauma and peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). METHODS: Thirty-three patients underwent MDCT angiography (MDCTA) of the upper or the lower limb on 16-row MDCT scanner between November, 2004 and July, 2005. The findings were compared with the surgical outcome in cases with trauma and suspected arterial injuries or color Doppler correlation was obtained for patients of PAOD. RESULTS: MDCTA allowed a comprehensive diagnostic work-up in all trauma cases with suspected arterial injuries. In the 23 cases of PAOD, MDCT adequately demonstrated the presence of stenosis or occlusion, its degree and extent, the presence of collaterals and plaques. CONCLUSION: Our experience of CT angiography (CTA) with 16-row MDCT scanner has clearly demonstrated its efficacy as a promising, new, fast, accurate, safe and non-invasive imaging modality of choice in cases of trauma with suspected arterial injuries and as a useful screening modality in cases of PAOD for diagnosis and for grading.
Anuj Mishra; Jahnavi Narayanaswamy Bhaktarahalli; Ehtuish F Ehtuish
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0720-048X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-23     Completed Date:  2007-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  528-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, National Organ Transplant Program, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Libya.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / radiography*
Arteries / injuries*,  ultrasonography
Feasibility Studies
Leg / blood supply*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / methods
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / radiography

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