Arteries / Aorta, Pulmonary vessels, Cardiovascular system, CT, CT-Angiography, Catheter arteriography, Comparative studies, Decision analysis, Embolisation, Haemorrhage
S. Richter Sgourdos, G. Sgourdos, S. D. Qanadli, C. Beigelman-Aubry; Lausanne/CH
Hemoptysis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an underlying disease,
most often in patients suffering from cancer or long-lasting inflammations of the lung or bronchi.
CT angiography is a well established method for evaluating pulmonary arteries and the aorta and its branches.
With recent advances in the CT technology,
mainly related to the high spatial resolution and the fast acquisition time,
the CT is regarded as valuable tool not only to establish diagnosis of the underlying diseases but also to localize the site of bleeding and identify its source.
The present report is a comprehensive review that aims to demonstrate the value of the CT angiography in pre-therapy assessment of patients with hemoptysis.