Ultra-low contrast computed tomographic angiography (CTA) with 20-mL total dose for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) planning

Lorenzo Azzalini, Suhny Abbara, Brian B. Ghoshhajra

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation workup includes assessment of the aorta and the iliofemoral arteries by computed tomographic angiography. An important group of transcatheter aortic valve implantation candidates have severe renal failure. We tested a novel computed tomographic angiography protocol (128-detector-row dual-source scanner, high-pitch helical mode) with ultralow contrast volume (20 mL) in 8 patients, compared with 8 controls. Contrast-to-noise ratio and subjective image quality, albeit lower than in the controls, were suitable for interpretation in the ultralow contrast volume group throughout all measured locations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Computed tomographic angiography
  • High-pitch dual-source
  • Low contrast
  • Renal failure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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