|تاریخ چاپ: 1399/09/08|
|Dual-Source Computed Tomography Evaluation of Children with Congenital Pulmonary Valve Stenosis|
|Author(s):||Zhanguo Sun، Wenjian Xu*، Shuran Huang، Yueqin Chen، Xiang Guo، Zhitao Shi|
BackgroundDespite dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) technology has been performed well on adults or infants with heart disease, specific knowledge about children with congenital pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) remained to be established..
ObjectivesThis original research aimed to establish a professional approach of DSCT performing technology on children and to assess the image quality performed by DSCT to establish a diagnostic evaluation for children with PS..
MethodsNinety-eight children with congenital PS referred to affiliated hospital of Jining medical college were recruited from October 2013 to March 2015. Participants were divided into four groups according to different ages (0 - 1, 1 - 3, 3 - 7, 7 - 14), or three groups according to different heart rates ( 110). Image quality of pulmonary valves was assessed based on a four-point grading scale (1 - 4 points). Those cases achieving a score of ≥ 3 points were selected for further investigation, which played a critical role in our analysis. Correlation analysis was used to identify the effects of age and heart rate on image quality. Additionally, the results evaluated by DSCT were compared with those evaluated from the operation, further confirming the accuracy of DSCT..
ResultsSeventy-two cases (73.4%) achieved a score of ≥ 3 points based on pulmonary valve imaging, which were available for further diagnosis. There was a statistically significant difference (P
ConclusionHeart rate serves a pivotal role in imaging quality of DSCT. DSCT provides a functional evaluation of children with congenital PS and consequently contributes to a theoretical basis for corresponding treatment protocols..
|Keywords:||Dual-source Computed Tomography، Pulmonary Valve Stenosis، Heart Defects، Congenital، Child|
|Published:||Iranian Journal of Radiology, Volume:13 Issue: 2, 2016|
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