Limited value of interlaced ECG-gated radiography in the presence of a normal chest radiograph.

Journal Article

Twenty-seven patients with normal posteroanterior and lateral chest radiographs, who were undergoing cardiac catheterization because of symptoms strongly suggesting coronary artery disease, also had posteroanterior and lateral interlaced electrocardiogram-gated radiographs made. In 14 patients, the interlaced radiography system underestimated (suggested hypokinesia) the wall motion, which was normal on cardiac catheterization. In two cases the system overestimated the wall motion, in two others it both under- and overestimated the motion, and in only nine cases was the correlation correct. These data suggest that the technique is of limited application, particularly in cases in which the routine chest radiographs are normal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, JT; Ravin, CE; Handel, D

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 65 - 68

PubMed ID

  • 6229170

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.142.1.65

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States