Computed tomography

Harold Goerne, Prabhakar Rajiah

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Abstract

Computed Tomography (CT) plays an important role in the evaluation of diseases of the right heart, both congenital and acquired. Advantages of CT include its wide availability, rapid turnaround time, good spatial and temporal resolutions, multi-planar reconstruction capabilities and wide field-of-view. Disadvantages of CT include the use of potentially nephrotoxic contrast media and ionizing radiation. In this chapter, we review the comprehensive role of CT in the evaluation of right heart, including techniques, protocols and pathologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRight Heart Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Mechanism to Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages601-612
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319737645
ISBN (Print)9783319737638
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 2018

Keywords

  • ARVD
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Tumor
  • CT
  • Heart
  • Infarction
  • Right heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Goerne, H., & Rajiah, P. (2018). Computed tomography. In Right Heart Pathology: From Mechanism to Management (pp. 601-612). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73764-5_35