Clinical relevance of retrograde inferior vena cava or hepatic vein opacification during contrast-enhanced CT.

@article{Yeh2004ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical relevance of retrograde inferior vena cava or hepatic vein opacification during contrast-enhanced CT.},
  author={Benjamin M Yeh and Philip Kurzman and E Terence Foster and Aliya A. Qayyum and Bonnie N. Joe and Fergus V. Coakley},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2004},
  volume={183 5},
  pages={1227-32}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to explore the clinical relevance of retrograde inferior vena cava or hepatic vein opacification during contrast-enhanced CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively identified 127 patients who underwent contemporaneous contrast-enhanced CT of the chest or abdomen and echocardiography. On CT, the presence of retrograde inferior vena cava or hepatic vein opacification and the rate of IV contrast injection (> 3 mL/sec, high; < or = 3 mL/sec, low… CONTINUE READING
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