Nongated vs electrocardiography-gated CT imaging of blunt aortic root rupture in a trauma patient.


An 18-year-old male, involved in a car accident, underwent a non-gated contrast enhanced CT with apparently no evidence of significant abnormalities of the thoracic aorta. The later onset of aortic valve regurgitation prompted a prospectively ECG-triggered high-pitch spiral acquisition using a dual-source CT system which showed a tear with a huge… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcct.2014.10.006


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