The Short Cut Strategies in Diagnostic Approach For Rare Congenital Heart Diseases Using MRI , Demonstrated By Ten Selected Cases of Our Experience at Bangkok Heart Hospital.

Lertlak Chaothawee

Abstract


Almost congenital heart diseases (CHD) are difficult to diagnose especially in rarediseases. Occasionally, the diagnosis of a rare congenital heart disease must occur onfirst sight. Although there are many superb diagnostic tools such as 3D echocardiography,Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) which can provide more information on CHD, the lack of experience of thecardiac imaging operator observing some rare congenital heart diseases may cause anincomplete or a missing diagnosis. This article will share the experiences of conceptualstrategies for protocol preparation to obtain the key images to diagnose rare congenitalheart disease that can be practiced for routine work or even in the first recognitionusing MRI through the demonstration of ten selected cases of our experience at BangkokHeart Hospital.

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