To develop an appropriate and organized and practice of choosing first line imaging modalities as well as further imaging strategies among referring physicians,
and radiologists in order to perform the most appropriate examinations in pediatric patients with suspected simple/complex congenital cardiovascular abnormalities according to patient's clinical situation and treatment planning considering their feasibility,
safety and availability.
Methods and Materials
This article is based on review of several up to datepublished articles on cardiac imaging.
Introduction Congenital cardiovascular anomalies (CCVAs) remain considerable health problem in pediatric population.
The reported incidence is approximately 6-8 per 1000 at birth, 1 but after popularization of colour Doppler echocardiography that makes it possible to detect and characterize asymptomatic lesions,
most investigators report higher number of its incidence; 2 as in 2007 Andrew Crean reported that children with congenital heart disease account one in every 145 live births in the...
Congenital cardiovascular anomalies are still considerable health problem in pediatric population.
Radiology plays an important role in initial detection as well post treatment evaluation of CCVAs.
Today various imaging modalities are utilized in detection and follow up of congenital cardiovascular anomalies and the trend in choosing the appropriate imaging modality is towards obtaining more accurate morphological and/or functional information with non/less invasive techniques and reduced/no...
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Radiological imaging of the neonatal chest.
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"CT of Congenital Heart Disease: Normal Anatomy and...