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Special Technique Considerations for Congenital Heart Disease Imaging

  • Anthony M. HlavacekEmail author
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Part of the Contemporary Medical Imaging book series (CMI)

Abstract

Given the varied imaging indications and often complex anatomy and physiology in patients with congenital heart disease, special techniques are often necessary to optimize the diagnostic information obtained. This chapter provides recommendations that can be utilized to optimize the diagnostic utility of cardiac CT in this patient population. Specifically, recommendations regarding the optimal imaging environment, sedation, venous access, injection protocols, scan triggering, sequence selection, interpretation, and reporting for patients with congenital heart disease are provided.

Keywords

Congenital cardiac CT Scan techniques Congenital heart disease Sedation Intravenous access Injection protocols Glenn procedure Fontan procedure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric CardiologyMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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