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Pump injector system applied to targeted post-mortem coronary artery angiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23232542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Targeted post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) is one of several methods described that can be used to investigate the coronary arteries after death. Previously, this particular method has involved the manual injection of contrast media. However, manual systems do not mimic physiological conditions (arterial pressure) and may not provide optimal contrast, as iodinated contrast medium dissipates rapidly from the intra- to the extra-vascular space. To try and overcome these problems, we now report the use of a clinical automatic pump injector for targeted PMCTA. We present our final protocol for this pump system developed from experience of 74 cases, showing how these clinical pumps can be translated from clinical into autopsy practice for the injection of air and positive contrast media to visualise the coronary arteries of cadavers.
Claire Robinson; Jade Barber; Jasmin Amoroso; Bruno Morgan; Guy Rutty
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1437-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-22     Completed Date:  2013-12-10     Revised Date:  2014-03-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  661-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autopsy / methods*
Contrast Media / administration & dosage*
Coronary Angiography / instrumentation,  methods*
Postmortem Changes
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / instrumentation,  methods*
Grant Support
RC-PG-0309-10052//Department of Health
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

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