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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摘要

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.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)274-276
頁數3
期刊Journal of Thoracic Imaging
22
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 八月 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 放射學、核子醫學和影像學
  • 肺和呼吸系統醫學
  • 放射與超音波技術

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