Computed Tomography News & Stories
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
Myocardial Hypoperfusion Caused by Severe Coronary Stenosis – Revascularization?
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
COVID-19 pneumonia – Chest X-ray or CT?
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.