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Computed Tomography News & Stories
Coronary stenosis assessment prior to a transcatheter aortic valve replacement –revascularization?
A 62-year-old male patient with severe symptomatic low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis was scheduled for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. A coronary CT angiography was performed prior to the procedure, using an ultra-high resolution scan mode due to the patient’s high coronary calcium load.
Neuroradiologists are won over by photon-counting CT
The improved resolution offered by photon-counting technology is a game changer for neurologists at Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, says lead researcher Professor Aad van der Lugt.
A small pulmonary nodule in an obese patient
A 60-year-old female patient with severe obesity (300 kg body weight) was admitted to the hospital due to sepsis and acute renal failure. A lung X-ray was performed and revealed a small lesion at the level of the right pulmonary hilus with an unclear nature. A contrast enhanced CT was requested for further investigation.
Photon-counting CT – added value in cardiovascular imaging
Severe emphysema treated with endobronchial valves
A 53-year-old male patient, suffering from severe emphysema and hyperinflation, was treated with endobronchial valve deposition – an interventional procedure aiming to reduce the lung volume in order to improve ipsilateral diaphragmatic motion and subsequently, the patient’s respiratory condition. An UHR chest CT was indicated for post-procedural evaluation.