CT angiography in complex upper extremity reconstruction

M. A. Bogdan, M. B. Klein, G. D. Rubin, T. R. McAdams, J. Chang

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Abstract

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, compared to $3,900 for traditional angiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-469
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT angiography
  • Upper extremity reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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