MDCT and MRI of the Heart by Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Marco Rengo

By Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Marco Rengo

The purpose of the guide is to supply a pragmatic consultant for citizens and common radiologists, geared up alphabetically, basically in response to ailment or situation. The instruction manual might be designed as a quick publication with a few illustrations and schemes and will conceal topics on cardiac MDCT and MRI. Entries commonly comprise a brief description of pathological and scientific features, counsel on collection of the main applicable imaging strategy, a schematic assessment of strength diagnostic clues, and priceless counsel and methods.     ​

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In case of restrictive ASD, there is an increase of RVSV and PA flow with no RV dilatation. Unrestrictive ASD: The defect is larger than mitral valve annulus. The amount of shunt in case of unrestrictive ASD is mainly related to the ventricular diastolic function. ASD should be closed if >1 cm2 or 1/3 of the length of the septum. Qp/Qs >2 indicates a large shunt. MR: (1) Not recommended for the diagnosis of small ASD. (2) It is used to visualize dimensions and rims for larger ASD when TOE is contraindicated.

MR: visualization of coronary origin and proximal course. Long acquisition time. CT Dose Index 35 Crisscross Anatomy • Also known as twisted atrioventricular connection. • Rare congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by crossing of the inflow streams of the two ventricles due to an apparent twisting of the heart about its long axis. • In most cases there is hypoplasia of the tricuspid valve and right ventricle, a ventricular septal defect, abnormal ventriculoarterial alignments, and pulmonary stenosis.

Most common: Duchenne, Becker, limb girdle muscular dystrophies. • MR: (1) left ventricle dysfunction; (2) myocardial edema and inflammation; (3) late enhancement similar to myocarditis.

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