Date: 05 Jul 2006

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

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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.