The role of ECG-gated MDCT in the evaluation of aortic and mitral mechanical valves: initial experience.

@article{Konen2008TheRO,
  title={The role of ECG-gated MDCT in the evaluation of aortic and mitral mechanical valves: initial experience.},
  author={Eli Konen and Orly Goitein and Micha Feinberg and Yael Eshet and Ehud Raanani and Uri Rimon and Elio Di-Segni},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2008},
  volume={191 1},
  pages={26-31}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the role of ECG-gated MDCT in the functional evaluation of mechanical prosthetic aortic and mitral valves. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty sequential patients with 23 mechanical prosthetic valves were evaluated with an ECG-gated 40- or 64-MDCT scanner. Multiplanar reformation, maximal-intensity-projection, volume-rendering, and volume-averaging techniques were used for visualization of valve leaflets in systole and diastole. The visibility of… CONTINUE READING