Computed Tomography News & Stories
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.
Severe coronary stenosis with no evidence of plaques
A 56-year-old female patient, complaining of exertional dyspnea, was referred for an outpatient coronary CT angiography. Her medical history was unremarkable, apart from a positive treadmill stress ECG test. She had neither known risk factors, nor family history of coronary artery disease (CAD). A coronary CT angiography (cCTA) was performed for evaluation.
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.