Identification of a coronary-to-bronchial-artery communication with MDCT shows the diagnostic potential of this new technology: Case report and review

Chi Ming Lee, Ting Kai Leung, Hung Jung Wang, Wei Hsing Lee, Li Kuo Shen, Ya Yen Chen

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Abstract

Development and refinement of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has brought the potential to replace conventional coronary angiography with a noninvasive technique that has comparable spatial and temporal resolution with a single breath-hold. Although clinical use of MDCT has largely been confined to evaluation of atherosclerotic coronary artery burden and coronary artery anomalies, it can be applied to diagnosis of other problems concerning the thoracic vasculature. We present the case of a middle-aged man who presented with recent-onset exertional angina: 64-detector CT was used as an alternative to cardiac catheterization and identified the underlying anatomic anomaly, a rare coronary-to-bronchial-artery communication. Clinicians should be aware that the newest generation of MDCT equipment may allow many patients to forego diagnostic cardiac catheterization without compromise in quality of care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • 64-detector CT
  • Bronchial artery
  • Communication
  • Coronary artery
  • Multidetector CT (MDCT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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