Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2012
Comprehensive MDCT Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Catheter-related Thrombosis: From Protocol to Interpretation
Presented in 2012
Hsin-Yu Tsai MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
I-Chen Tsai MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Wei-Lin Tsai MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Min-Chi Chen, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Clayton Chi-Chang Chen, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
CT technologists should be able to perform an MDCT scan, with proper patient positioning, contrast injection and scan parameters, to evaluate a patient suspected with catheter-related thrombosis (CRT).
Radiologists should be able to interpret the MDCT scan to make a correct diagnosis and facilitate the clinical care for patients suspected with CRT.
Catheter-related thrombosis and associated conditions/complications
Acute catheter-related thrombosis
Chronic catheter-related thrombosis
Venous thromboembolism in other location
Cancer-related superior vena cava syndrome
Compression of brachiocephalic vein by native anatomy or other disease
MDCT could serve as a useful imaging modality for evaluating patients with suspected with catheter-related thrombosis (CRT).
When evaluating patients with CRT, the common conditions are acute CRT, chronic CRT, postthrombotic syndrome, and venous thromboembolism.
The common alternative diagnoses are cancer-related superior vena cava syndrome, brachiocephalic vein compression, infection or lymphedema.
Comprehensive MDCT Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Catheter-related Thrombosis: From Protocol to Interpretation. Radiological Society of North America 2012 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 25 - November 30, 2012 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2012/12027145.html