Title

Use of high-frequency jet ventilation for respiratory immobilization during coronary artery CT angiography.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2009

Abstract

Multidetector ECG-gated CT angiography permits imaging of structures such as the coronary arteries and pulmonary veins with peripheral administration of contrast media. Respiratory motion artifact limits the applicability of this technique in critically ill patients due to an inability to cooperate with prolonged breath holds necessary for quality images. A case in which high-frequency jet ventilation via an uncuffed tracheostomy tube in an unmedicated patient permitted respiratory immobilization sufficient to acquire diagnostic images, is presented.

Volume

21

Issue

8

First Page

599

Last Page

601

ISSN

1873-4529

Disciplines

Anesthesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

20122593

Department(s)

Department of Anesthesiology

Document Type

Article

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