Visualization of a Small Ventricular Septal Defect at First-pass Contrast-enhanced Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Francesco Secchi, Antonello Giardino, Salvatore Fabiano, Vlasta Fesslova, Francesco Sardanelli
Department of Radiology, Department of Pediatric Cardiosurgery, Center of Fetal Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Scuola di Specializzazione in Radiodiagnostica, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Date of Submission: 01-Sep-2013, Date of Acceptance: 14-Oct-2013, Date of Web Publication: 31-Dec-2013.
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart disease that accounts for up to 40% of all congenital cardiac malformations. VSD is a connection between right and left ventricle, through the ventricular septum. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) help identify this entity. This case presents a 12-year-old male diagnosed with a small muscular apical VSD of 3 mm in diameter, at echocardiography. Cardiac MRI using first-pass perfusion sequence, combining the right plane of acquisition with a short bolus of contrast material, clearly confirmed the presence of VSD.
Keywords: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, First-pass Perfusion, Ventricular Septal Defect
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