Massive carotid body tumor
A 45-year-old female patient, who has had a slow-growing, painless and nonpulsatile mass on the left side of her neck for the past 20 years, was presented to the hospital. She was asymptomatic and her past medical history was unremarkable. A CT angiography (CTA) was requested for pre-operative evaluation. Read more.
Superior vena cava obstruction caused by a primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma
25-year-old male patient, suffering from chest congestion, recurrent coughing
and facial edema, was admitted to the hospital. Read more.
Mitral valve insufficiency – Pre-operative dynamic CT assessment
A 52-year-old female patient, with a 10-year history of uncontrolled hypertension and chronic bronchitis, was hospitalized due to a severe pneumonia complicated by acute heart and respiratory failure. Read more.
Delivery of the 55,555th CT from Siemens Healthineers
In 1974, Siemens was the world’s first medical technology manufacturer to launch a CT system on the market. SIRETOM was the first head scanner to produce layered images of a patient’s skull. Since then, 55,554 CT systems from Siemens have been delivered to customers across the globe.
Coronary Stenoses in a Patient with Dyspnea, Arrhythmia and Heart Failure
A 76-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital with an initial diagnosis of arrhythmia and heart failure. He had been suffering from exertional dyspnea for the past year. This improved after rest but had aggravated over the past 4 days. A coronary CT angiography was requested for further evaluation.
Scaphoid fracture associated bone marrow edema
A 23-year-old patient, presented himself to the emergency department one day after a fall from a bicycle onto his left wrist. Radiographs, with scaphoid-specific projections, were taken but no fractures were demonstrated. Due to clinical suspicion of a radiographically occult scaphoid fracture, the patient was referred to a DECT scan of the wrist. Read more.
Sagar Kulkarni1, MBBS; Bunny Saberwal2, MBBS; Francesca Pugliese3, MD, PhD, FHEA FESC FSCCT
A 53-year-old male patient, a smoker, suffering from exertional chest pain for the past 4 months, came to the hospital for a check-up. His medical history included type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidaemia. Coronary CTA was performed, followed by a dynamic CT myocardial perfusion Imaging (MPI) in rest and under stress using adenosine-mediated vasodilation.
V.S. Lajarin, MD; C.G.Y. Verrastro, MD; A.S. Albuquerque, MD; P. Bertolazzi, BS*; G. Meirelles, MD
Radiology Department, Fleury S.A., Paraíso, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
* Siemens Healthineers, Brazil
A 46-year-old female patient, suffering from coughing and dyspnea for the past two weeks, presented herself for a checkup. She had no fever and no history of smoking or previous pulmonary diseases. A chest CT examination was requested, based on a clinical suspicion of COVID-19 pneumonia.
Professor Marilyn J. Siegel, MD; Michael Cullinane, BS, RT (R) (CT)*
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
*Siemens Healthineers USA
An 18-year-old female patient, with no significant past medical history, presented for evaluation of non-tender lymph nodes on the right side of the neck. A CT scan was recommended and this showed a large mediastinal mass, concerning for lymphoma. A baseline PET⋅CT scan showed intense FDG uptake within the mass. A biopsy revealed a Hodgkin lymphoma.
A 54-year-old female patient, suffering from tightness in her chest and coughing with blood/stained sputum for the past day, presented herself to the hospital. She had high fever (38.7°), for unknown reasons, for the past seven days. Her RT-PCR test resulted positive. She was then referred for a CT chest examination.
C. R. Pontes, RT; R. S. Silva, BS; P. Bertolazzi, BS*; M. B. Damaceno, MD
Radiology Department, Brasil Laudos, Sao Luiz Hospital, Boituva, SP, Brazil
*Siemens Healthineers, Brazil
A female patient (BMI 32.4), suffering from fever and a moderate dry cough for the past week, presented herself to the hospital. She was a non-smoker and had an unremarkable past medical history. The RT-PCR test for COVID-19 resulted positive and she was then referred for a chest CT examination.