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Title: Cardiac CT angiography in children with congenital heart disease
Authors: Suvipaporn Siripornpitak
Ratanaporn Pornkul
Pongsak Khowsathit
Thanarat Layangool
Worakan Promphan
Boonchob Pongpanich
Mahidol University
Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2013
Citation: European Journal of Radiology. Vol.82, No.7 (2013), 1067-1082
Abstract: Cardiac imaging plays an important role in both congenital and acquired heart diseases. Cardiac computed tomography (angiography) cCT(A) is a non-invasive, increasingly popular, complementary modality to echocardiography in evaluation of congenital heart diseases (CHD) in children. Despite radiation exposure, cCT(A) is now commonly used for evaluation of the complex CHD, giving information of both intra-cardiac and extra-cardiac anatomy, coronary arteries, and vascular structures. This review article will focus on the fundamentals and essentials for performing cCT(A) in children, including radiation dose awareness, basic techniques, and strengths and weaknesses of cCT(A) compared with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI), and applications. The limitations of this modality will also be discussed, including the CHD for which cMRI may be substituted. © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
ISSN: 18727727
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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