Monday, May 12, 2014

99 Luftballoons


Challenge: What do you see here in this CT scan taken during cardiac diastole?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

99 Luftballoons

This is an intra-aortic balloon pump. Panel A is a sagittal plane showing the balloon inflated with air (arrowheads) during diastole. The arrow shows the metallic tip below the aortic arch (asterisk). Panel B is an axial scan showing the distended balloon (arrowhead) within the abdominal aorta.

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