CT angiography in complex upper extremity reconstruction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Computed tomography angiography is a new technique that provides high-resolution, three-dimensional vascular imaging as well as excellent bone and soft tissue spatial relationships. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of computed tomography angiography in planning upper extremity reconstruction. Seventeen computed tomography angiograms were obtained in 14 patients over a 20-month period. All studies were obtained on an outpatient basis with contrast administered through a peripheral vein. All the studies demonstrated the pertinent anatomy and the intraoperative findings were as demonstrated in all cases. Information from two studies significantly altered pre-operative planning. The average charge for computed tomography angiography was 1,140 dollars, compared to 3,900 dollars for traditional angiography.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bogdan, MA; Klein, MB; Rubin, GD; McAdams, TR; Chang, J

Published Date

  • October 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 469

PubMed ID

  • 15336751

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0266-7681

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.04.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland