The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 265–267

Modified scan protocol using multislice CT coronary angiography allows high quality acquisitions in obese patients: a case report

Authors

    • Departamento de Imágenes en CardiologíaSanatorio Otamendi
  • Miguel A. Rosales
    • Departamento de Imágenes en CardiologíaSanatorio Otamendi
  • Elina Degrossi
    • Departamento de Imágenes en CardiologíaSanatorio Otamendi
  • Inés Durbano
    • Departamento de Imágenes en CardiologíaSanatorio Otamendi
  • Alfredo E. Rodriguez
    • Departamento de Imágenes en CardiologíaSanatorio Otamendi
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10554-006-9123-6

Cite this article as:
Rodriguez-Granillo, G.A., Rosales, M.A., Degrossi, E. et al. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (2007) 23: 265. doi:10.1007/s10554-006-9123-6

Abstract

Nearly every cardiovascular functional imaging technique has difficulties in dealing with obese patients and MSCT-CA is not an exception. Excluding such large portion of the coronary population remains a grim limitation of the technique and requires thus a comprehensive re-evaluation. In this report, we show that excellent image quality could be achieved in a morbidly obese patient with the aid of proper management of scan protocols and bolus administration. Providing this complex population an accurate, non-invasive imaging technique represents a major step-forward in cardiovascular imaging.

Keywords

Coronary angiographyNon-invasiveComputed tomography

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