Multi-phase postmortem CT angiography: recognizing technique-related artefacts and pitfalls.

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serval:BIB_77020EA461AB
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Multi-phase postmortem CT angiography: recognizing technique-related artefacts and pitfalls.
Journal
International Journal of Legal Medicine
Author(s)
Bruguier C., Mosimann P.J., Vaucher P., Uské A., Doenz F., Jackowski C., Mangin P., Grabherr S.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
127
Number
3
Pages
639-652
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tPublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multi-phase postmortem CT angiography (MPMCTA) is increasingly being recognized as a valuable adjunct medicolegal tool to explore the vascular system. Adequate interpretation, however, requires knowledge about the most common technique-related artefacts. The purpose of this study was to identify and index the possible artefacts related to MPMCTA.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: An experienced radiologist blinded to all clinical and forensic data retrospectively reviewed 49 MPMCTAs. Each angiographic phase, i.e. arterial, venous and dynamic, was analysed separately to identify phase-specific artefacts based on location and aspect.
RESULTS: Incomplete contrast filling of the cerebral venous system was the most commonly encountered artefact, followed by contrast agent layering in the lumen of the thoracic aorta. Enhancement or so-called oedematization of the digestive system mucosa was also frequently observed.
CONCLUSION: All MPMCTA artefacts observed and described here are reproducible and easily identifiable. Knowledge about these artefacts is important to avoid misinterpreting them as pathological findings.
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