CT angiography of the head in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

J. Acharya, A. G. Rajamohan, M. R. Skalski, M. Law, P. Kim, W. Gibbs

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an artificial cardiopulmonary bypass technique used to support patients with severe pulmonary failure or both pulmonary and cardiac failure. The hemodynamic changes produced by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation affect the appearance of CTA of the head images, often confounding interpretation if the correct history and understanding of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are not known. This technical report describes the principles of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, techniques to optimize intracranial CTA imaging, and pitfalls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-776
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Acharya, J., Rajamohan, A. G., Skalski, M. R., Law, M., Kim, P., & Gibbs, W. (2017). CT angiography of the head in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 38(4), 773-776. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A5060