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Prevalence of incidental pulmonary findings and early follow-up results in patients undergoing dual-source 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography.
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PMID:  20351524     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the incidence of pulmonary abnormalities and document early follow-up results in subjects undergoing multislice computed tomography coronary angiography for the assessment of coronary artery disease. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, 1206 patients including 701 men (58.1%) with a mean age of 58.75 (SD, 11.4) years were involved in the study who underwent coronary multislice computed tomography imaging with a 64-slice dual-source scanner. Pulmonary abnormalities were reported as nodules, pulmonary mass, emphysema, bullae, atelectasia, bronchiectasia, pleural effusion, pulmonary fibrosis, and other findings. RESULTS: In total, 186 pulmonary abnormalities were detected in 171 patients (14.1%). Of those, 90 (48.4%) were pulmonary nodules, and 30 (16.1%) were emphysema. Also, we report 3 cases of lung cancer, and 1 case of breast cancer. Early follow-up results revealed stable pulmonary findings. CONCLUSIONS: Multislice computed tomography can give important clues including diseases regarding the pulmonary system. It is essential for the reporting practitioner to review the entire scan for pulmonary pathological findings.
Hikmet Yorgun; Erg?n Bar? Kaya; Tuncay Hazirolan; Ahmet Hakan Ate?; U?ur Canpolat; Hamza Sunman; Kudret Aytemr; Giray Kabak?i; Lale Tokg?zo?lu; Mu?turay Kar?aaltincaba; Deniz Akata; Ali Oto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-3145     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-30     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Incidental Findings
Iohexol / diagnostic use
Lung Diseases / radiography*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 66108-95-0/Iohexol

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