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Mdct imaging before transcutanous aortic valve implantation: rationale and measurements

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L Ardies ,

Department of Radiology and Imaging, OLV Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium and
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Th Vancauwenberghe,

Department of Radiology and Imaging, OLV Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium and
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T De Beule,

Department of Radiology and Imaging, OLV Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium and
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M de Booij,

Department of Radiology, Atrium MC Parkstad, Heerlen, The Netherlands
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P K Vanhoenacker

Department of Radiology, Atrium MC Parkstad, Heerlen, The Netherlands
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Abstract

Since its introduction in 2002, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has assumed growing importance in the treatment of patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), because it offers a much less invasive alternative for those in high risk for surgery. Good early results and advances in percutaneous valve technology have led to a substantial increase in procedural success rate and number of patients undergoing this less invasive treatment.
Pre-procedural screening of several anatomic factors to assess the feasibility of this technique is important. Multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) is the technique of choice in assessing these factors. This technical note aims to describe and illustrate the key elements that need to be evaluated before the procedure.

Keywords: Aortic valve
How to Cite: Ardies L, Vancauwenberghe T, De Beule T, de Booij M, Vanhoenacker PK. Mdct imaging before transcutanous aortic valve implantation: rationale and measurements. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2011;94(6):315–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.697
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Published on 02 Jun 2011.
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