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Congenital heart disease with septal defects

Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Plessis-Robinson, France
Body Region: Cardiovascular

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A premature infant boy was referred to the radiology department with a diagnosis of congenital
    heart disease at birth.

  • Echocardiography revealed the presence of atrial and left ventricular septal defects, and was
    unable to document the exact origin and course of the right pulmonary artery.

  • Low-dose CT was performed, using low kilovoltage and milliampere-second settings to achieve
    ultralow dose values.