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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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Submitted: 2013-04-04
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The utility of multidetector computed tomography for evaluation of congenital heart disease

U. Bayraktutan, M. Kantarci, H. Ogul, Y. Kizrak, B. Pirimoglu, B. Genc, Z. Yuceler, N. Ceviz
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0032
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Folia Morphol 2013;72(3):188-196.

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Vol 72, No 3 (2013)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2013-09-05
Submitted: 2013-04-04
Accepted: 2013-05-04

Abstract

Background: Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are the leading cause of birthdefect-related deaths. Multidedector computed tomography (MDCT) plays animportant role for imaging CHD in addition to echocardiography and providesa comprehensive evaluation of complex heart malformations for the referringcardiologist. The aim of the study was to evaluate the utility of MDCT in theassessment of CHD.

Materials and methods: A 102 patients with CHD were investigated after initialassessment by echocardiography. The information obtained by MDCT and findingsof echocardiography were reviewed together by paediatric cardiologistsand cardiac radiologists. Perioperative anatomic descriptions, wherever available(n = 34) formed the gold standard for the comparison.

Results: The clinical consensus diagnosis defined 154 cardiovascular lesions inthe patients. The results were classified in groups. We present the appearanceof various congenital cardiac lesions seen in clinical practice.

Conclusions: MDCT provides important information about anatomic details ofCHD for the referring cardiologist. The evaluation of different anatomic structuressuch as heart, great vessels, lungs and abdomen is possible in one acquisitionwith this technique.

Abstract

Background: Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are the leading cause of birthdefect-related deaths. Multidedector computed tomography (MDCT) plays animportant role for imaging CHD in addition to echocardiography and providesa comprehensive evaluation of complex heart malformations for the referringcardiologist. The aim of the study was to evaluate the utility of MDCT in theassessment of CHD.

Materials and methods: A 102 patients with CHD were investigated after initialassessment by echocardiography. The information obtained by MDCT and findingsof echocardiography were reviewed together by paediatric cardiologistsand cardiac radiologists. Perioperative anatomic descriptions, wherever available(n = 34) formed the gold standard for the comparison.

Results: The clinical consensus diagnosis defined 154 cardiovascular lesions inthe patients. The results were classified in groups. We present the appearanceof various congenital cardiac lesions seen in clinical practice.

Conclusions: MDCT provides important information about anatomic details ofCHD for the referring cardiologist. The evaluation of different anatomic structuressuch as heart, great vessels, lungs and abdomen is possible in one acquisitionwith this technique.

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Keywords

Congenital heart disease; multidedector computed tomography

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Title

The utility of multidetector computed tomography for evaluation of congenital heart disease

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 72, No 3 (2013)

Pages

188-196

Published online

2013-09-05

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0032

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2013;72(3):188-196.

Keywords

Congenital heart disease
multidedector computed tomography

Authors

U. Bayraktutan
M. Kantarci
H. Ogul
Y. Kizrak
B. Pirimoglu
B. Genc
Z. Yuceler
N. Ceviz

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