Z Al-Ogaili ABDR EMBE MB CHB; D Foulner FRANZCR FRCR MB ChB; J Passage FRACS; WM Weightman MD FANZCA; L Torre FANZCA FCICM; S Baker BSc Dip Perf ANZCP; LHA Sanders FRACS FCS(SA).
CT pulmonary angiography during veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in an adult
Article first published online: 25 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors; Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology © 2012 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume 57, Issue 3, pages 345–347, June 2013
How to Cite
Al-Ogaili, Z., Foulner, D., Passage, J., Weightman, W. M., Torre, L., Baker, S. and Sanders, L. H. (2013), CT pulmonary angiography during veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in an adult. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 57: 345–347. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2012.02413.x
Conflict of interest: None.
- Issue published online: 31 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 25 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 16 OCT 2011
- body CT;
- chest imaging;
- vascular imaging
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) causes changes in the filling and blood flow of the cardiac chambers and pulmonary vessels as well as alterations in the path of intravenous contrast injected during CT. We present a patient with a potentially misleading CT pulmonary angiogram while on full VA ECMO. We demonstrate circulatory changes as well as alterations in contrast flow when ECMO flows are reduced.