Flash CT Pulmonary Angiography in a Freely Breathing Patient

Ralf W. Bauer, MD; Martin Beeres, MD; Boris Schell, MD; Prof. Thomas J. Vogl, MD; J. Matthias Kerl, MD
Clinic of the Goethe University, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
 |  21.05.2012

A 58-year-old female patient with dyspnea, deep vein thrombosis and signs of right heart strain in echocardiography, was referred to CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). CTPA was conducted in Dual Source high-pitch mode without the use of a breathing command and with only 40 ml of contrast medium.

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