The reduction or no fill “for ECG triggered coronary CT angiography (CTA) results in a substantial reduction in radiation doses without compromising image quality and performance, according to a study published in the April edition in American Journal of Radiology. ECG triggered coronary CTA is a common, minimally invasive procedure used to evaluate blockages in the coronary arteries.
“During ECG-triggered coronary CTA, there is a mandatory minimum that the scanner should be the course of each heartbeat, and there is usually an extension was added before and after what is called” filler, “said Troy LaBounty , MD, lead study author. ” By reducing or eliminating the filler that shorten the scanning time and reduce the dose of radiation, “LaBounty said.
The study was conducted at three sites, including Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY Radiology Associates Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. We included 886 patients who underwent ECG-triggered coronary CTA with a time of filling 0, 1-99, 100-150 or milliseconds.
A new minimally invasive surgery to correct a deformity of the chest wall – often called pigeon breast – has been shown at an international conference bringing together the surgeons of the United States, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Panama, Puerto Rico, Germany, Spain and known as pectus carinatum Russia.Technically, causes the state of the chest wall that protrude outward, giving the patient’s chest look like the breast of a bird. In recent years, surgery to correct severe cases is very invasive and involved cutting open the chest to remove excess cartilage. Due to the invasive nature of surgery, the condition often have not been corrected.
“For many years the medical community pectus carinatum treated as a rhetorical question,” said Dr. Robert Kelly, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD). “Pectus carinatum real causes of physical and psychological problems for young people. We want physicians to understand that this condition should be treated. No child should have to suffer with him.”