Computed tomographic imaging of the heart: The dynamic spatial reconstructor

E. L. Ritman, L. D. Harris, J. H. Kinsey, R. A. Robb

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Abstract

A particularly important potential value of the Dynamic Spatial Reconstructor approach is that all the above data will be obtainable from a single injection of contrast agent into the right ventricle or pulmonary artery. On the basis of preliminary experimental data, a concentration of at least 80 mg of iodine per ml of contrast agent should be present in the aortic root for adequate opacification of the coronary arteries and myocardium; a bolus of at least 0.5 ml of contrast medium per kg, injected into the venous circulation, is required. As high-speed, volumetric imaging, computed tomographic scan machines such as the Dynamic Spatial Reconstructor become available with higher density resolution, perhaps a single injection of contrast agent into the right atrium or even a peripheral vein may be adequate to obtain all these measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-556
Number of pages10
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980

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Ritman, E. L., Harris, L. D., Kinsey, J. H., & Robb, R. A. (1980). Computed tomographic imaging of the heart: The dynamic spatial reconstructor. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 18(3), 547-556.