Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
July 2014 Vol. 3(7), pp. 142-146
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Case Report

Aortic Coarctation Visualized by Volume Rendering 64-Row Detector Multislice Computed Tomography: A case Report

Caroline Edward Ayad1*, Mustafa Elnour2, Mohamed Abdelwahab Idriss2 and Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla1

1College of Medical Radiological Science, Sudan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 1908, Khartoum, Sudan.
2Royal Scan Center, Khartoum-Sudan

*Corresponding Author E-mail: carolineayad@yahoo.com, carolineayad@sustech.edu; Phone: +249 0922044764

Accepted 11 July, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this case is to analyze the contribution of Volume Rendering Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) as diagnostic procedure in the diagnosis of aortic coarctation (CoA). A 35 year old male patient was examined, using 64-Row Detector Multislice Computed Tomography. Imaging results and clinical findings were consistent with CoA. The case concluded that CTA is a non-invasive method of investigation of the heart and aortic normal anatomy and congenital variants, and it can be an alternative to the invasive angiographic investigations.

Keywords: Coarctation, Computerized Tomography, Volume Rendering

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