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The importance of angled right anterior oblique views in improving visualization of the coronary arteries. Part II: Craniocaudal view.
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PMID:  7063678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The craniocaudal right anterior oblique view (RAO) of the left coronary artery was employed for 100 angiograms. Visualization of the proximal and left distal circumflex, first and second marginal, and proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) and its branches was compared with that on the non-angled RAO projection. Diagnostic accuracy was increased with the caudal RAO view in 88% of proximal circumflex segments, 69% of distal circumflex segments, 52% of first marginal segments, 33% of second marginal segments, and 33% of proximal LAD systems. Of 68 lesions identified, 15 (22%) were seen only on the caudal RAO view. The authors feel that this projection is a valuable and necessary addition to routine views of the left coronary artery, and that optimum evaluation is achieved by routine use of a combination of caudal, non-angled, and cranial RAO views.
C E Green; L P Elliott; W J Rogers; J A Mantle; S Papapietro; W P Hood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  142     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-05-12     Completed Date:  1982-05-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography*
Technology, Radiologic

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