Congenital and acquired abnormalities of the cardiac valves: Spectrum of 64-slice multidetector CT findings

Rivka R. Colen, Jonathan D. Dodd, Johannes B. Roedl, Ricardo C. Cury, Suhny Abbara

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Abstract

Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is expected to revolutionize the way the evaluation and work-up of the cardiac patient is performed. Although invasive coronary and cardiac angiography maintains a 0.2-mm spatial resolution versus 0.4-mm in 64-slice MDCT, the emergence of retrospectively electrocardiographic-gated 64-slice MDCT has resulted in high spatial resolutions that are not achievable with other non-invasive cardiac imaging modalities. The purpose of this article is to describe the MDCT qualitative techniques used to evaluate valvular lesions and to describe and illustrate a spectrum of congenital and acquired valvular disease with 64-slice MDCT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-50
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Radiology
Volume36
Issue number1 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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