Chest computed tomography angiography in children on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).


Journal Article (Review)

Performing chest CT angiography on pediatric patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be challenging. Successfully performing CT angiography in these children requires substantial communication and coordination between the radiologists and clinical care providers. Additionally, the radiologist must understand the child's anatomy and disease pathophysiology, flow dynamics of the ECMO circuit, image acquisition timing, contrast injection site, and volume, rate and duration of contrast administration. In this article we highlight the vital factors the radiologist needs to consider to optimize the chest CT angiography in pediatric patients on ECMO.

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Cited Authors

  • Hull, NC; Schooler, GR; Binkovitz, LA; Williamson, EE; Araoz, PA; Yu, L; Young, PM

Published Date

  • July 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1021 - 1030

PubMed ID

  • 29218363

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29218363

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-1998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-0449

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00247-017-4034-3


  • eng