Comprehensive multidetector computed tomography assessment of severe cardiac contusion in a pediatric patient: Correlation with echocardiography

Eduard Ghersin, Asaad Khoury, Diana Litmanovich, Avraham Lorber, Miki Halberthal, Ahuva Engel, Jonathan Lessick

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Abstract

Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) cardiac findings in an unconscious teenager after blunt chest trauma are presented. Multidetector computed tomography enabled accurate comprehensive evaluation of the coronary arteries, myocardial perfusion, and left ventricular function. This case illustrates the full capabilities of MDCT in the evaluation of cardiac contusion in a noncooperative pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-741
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cardiac contusion
  • Cardiac function
  • Multidetector computed tomography
  • Myocardial perfusion
  • Pediatric patient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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