Newsletter - February, 2015   send this newsletter to a colleague
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Dear MDCT.net users,

The implementation and progressive improvement in MDCT have made impressive advances in the study of each human body area, and the lower extremity vasculature is not excluded. This advanced technology now allows one to visualize the peripheral arteries noninvasively and to obtain distinct details never imaged in the past. The high spatial resolution and the very low associated risk make MDCT angiography an optimal imaging modality for assessing the peripheral arterial tree and diagnosing vascular diseases. These are the topics addressed by the two main contributions presented in this month’s newsletter: the Focus on by Dr. Anzidei reviews lower limb vasculature and abnormalities of this arterial district and discusses the CT angiography technique, whereas Prof. Paul’s Focus on addresses CT angiography principles and procedures, including patient preparation, contrast medium administration, and image acquisition and reconstruction. A comprehensive illustration of peripheral arterial anatomy is presented in the selected e-book; recently published papers presented here examine particular applications of this technique; and, finally, some clinical cases show practical examples of the use of CT angiography for the diagnosis of lower limb pathologies.

We welcome suggestions for new topics to be covered in future issues: please contact us at
editorial@mdct.net .

From the MDCT.net team
CT Angiography of the Peripheral Vasculature: Focus on the Lower Limbs
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Lower Limb CT Angiography: Technical Aspects
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Yanik B, Bulbul E, Demirpolat G.   Variations of the popliteal artery branching with multidetector CT angiography.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2014 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Naleem A, Zaman A, Low K, Tam MD.  Functional lengths of the lower limb arterial tree measured by CT angiography centreline analysis: implications for catheter lengths in peripheral angioplasty.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2014 May;36(4):341-344

Penzkofer T, Slebocki K, Grommes J et al.   High-pitch carbon dioxide contrasted CT angiography: pilot study.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2014 Apr;37(2):362-370

Werncke T, von Falck C, Wittmann M et al.  Optimal table feed in run-off CT angiography in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Eur Radiol. 2013 Sep;23(9):2482-2491

Fritz J, Efron DT, Fishman EK. State-of-the-art 3DCT angiography assessment of lower extremity trauma: typical findings, pearls, and pitfalls.
Emerg Radiol. 2013 Jun;20(3):175-184

Vascular CT Angiography Manual
Vascular CT Angiography Manual

Pelberg R, Mazur W
Springer 2011
Front Matter
Peripheral Arterial CT Angiography
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Calf muscle mass
Calf muscle mass
Man, 65 years old

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Lower limb claudication
Lower limb claudication

Woman, 62 years old
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Acute lower limb ischemia
Acute lower limb ischemia
Man, 45 years old

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Calf enlargement after femoro-popliteal bypass
Calf enlargement after
femoro-popliteal bypass
Man, 23 years old

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Bilateral claudication in a smoker
Bilateral claudication
in a smoker

Woman, 58 years old
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