Modified scan protocol using multislice CT coronary angiography allows high quality acquisitions in obese patients: a case report.
Author(s): Rodriguez-Granillo GA, Rosales MA, Degrossi E, Durbano I, Rodriguez AE
Affiliation(s): Departamento de Imagenes en Cardiologia, Sanatorio Otamendi, Azcuenaga 870, C1115AAB Buenos Aires, Argentina. firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date & source: 2007-04, Int J Cardiovasc Imaging., 23(2):265-7. Epub 2006 Jul 5.
Publication type: Case Reports
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.