Computed tomography in congenital heart disease: how generic principles can be applied to create bespoke protocols in the Fontan circuit.

@article{Loughborough2017ComputedTI,
  title={Computed tomography in congenital heart disease: how generic principles can be applied to create bespoke protocols in the Fontan circuit.},
  author={Will Loughborough and Michael Yeong and Mark CK Hamilton and Nathan E. Manghat},
  journal={Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={79-87}
}
Cardiac computed tomography (CCT) has become an invaluable cross-sectional imaging modality in congenital heart disease (CHD) patients. However, altered anatomical connections and cardiovascular physiology makes CHD arguably the most challenging area in CCT imaging, which remains a complimentary modality to cardiac magnetic resonance and echocardiography. A bespoke CT protocol is often required to achieve a diagnostic examination; this can be achieved through careful consideration of the basic… CONTINUE READING