Post-mortem three-dimensional reconstruction of the entire coronary arterial circulation using electron-beam computed tomography.

@article{Rah2001PostmortemTR,
  title={Post-mortem three-dimensional reconstruction of the entire coronary arterial circulation using electron-beam computed tomography.},
  author={Brian Rah and Richard Jeffrey Katz and Alan G. Wasserman and Jonathan S. Reiner},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={104 25},
  pages={3168}
}
A50-year-old man died suddenly while exercising on a treadmill at a local health club. He had no known previous cardiac history. During autopsy, a radio-opaque silicone compound was injected into the coronary arteries. The explanted heart was then imaged by electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) using 3-mm slices. A complete 3D reconstruction was then obtained using commercially available software (Accuimage Diagnostics). Figure 1 shows the heart rotated into the equivalent of an angiographic… CONTINUE READING