Multi-detector row CT angiography of pulmonary circulation with gadolinium-based contrast agents: prospective evaluation in 60 patients.

@article{RemyJardin2006MultidetectorRC,
  title={Multi-detector row CT angiography of pulmonary circulation with gadolinium-based contrast agents: prospective evaluation in 60 patients.},
  author={Martine Remy-Jardin and Julbert Bahepar and J Y Lafitte and Philippe Dequiedt and Olivier Ertzbischoff and John Bruzzi and Val{\'e}rie Delannoy-Deken and Alain Duhamel and Jacques Remy},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={238 3},
  pages={1022-35}
}
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate gadolinium dose safety and effectiveness for 16-detector pulmonary computed tomographic (CT) angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ethics committee approval and informed consent were obtained. Sixty patients with contraindications to iodine underwent CT of the pulmonary circulation with 0.5 mmol/L gadolinium chelate given at either 0.3 (n = 29, group A) or 0.4 (n = 31, group B) mmol/kg; clinical and biologic tolerances were evaluated. Enhancement of central and… CONTINUE READING
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