Titanium plate artefact mimicking popliteal artery dissection on digital subtraction CT angiography.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/615694
Title:
Titanium plate artefact mimicking popliteal artery dissection on digital subtraction CT angiography.
Authors:
Woodacre, Timothy; Wienand-Barnett, Sophie
Abstract:
Titanium plates used for the internal fixation of long bone fractures cause significant artefact on CT scans but have not been reported to affect digital subtraction CT angiography. We present a patient with clinical suspicion of popliteal artery injury following a high tibial osteotomy. The osteotomy was stabilised with a titanium locking plate. During the digital subtraction process used to produce reconstruction CT angiography, removal of artefact caused by the titanium plate produced CT images mimicking the appearance of a popliteal artery dissection. The imaging inaccuracy was realised prior to the patient undergoing further intervention. We highlight the potential error caused by titanium plates on digital subtraction CT angiography and recommend careful analysis of such images prior to further treatment.
Citation:
Titanium plate artefact mimicking popliteal artery dissection on digital subtraction CT angiography. 2013, 2013: BMJ Case Rep
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
BMJ case reports
Issue Date:
5-Apr-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/615694
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2012-008409
PubMed ID:
23563677
Additional Links:
http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2013/bcr-2012-008409.long
Note:
This article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.
Type:
Case Report
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-790X
Appears in Collections:
Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit (EKRU); pre-2014 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorWoodacre, Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorWienand-Barnett, Sophieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-07T13:35:06Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-07T13:35:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-04-05-
dc.identifier.citationTitanium plate artefact mimicking popliteal artery dissection on digital subtraction CT angiography. 2013, 2013: BMJ Case Repen
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X-
dc.identifier.pmid23563677-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-008409-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/615694-
dc.description.abstractTitanium plates used for the internal fixation of long bone fractures cause significant artefact on CT scans but have not been reported to affect digital subtraction CT angiography. We present a patient with clinical suspicion of popliteal artery injury following a high tibial osteotomy. The osteotomy was stabilised with a titanium locking plate. During the digital subtraction process used to produce reconstruction CT angiography, removal of artefact caused by the titanium plate produced CT images mimicking the appearance of a popliteal artery dissection. The imaging inaccuracy was realised prior to the patient undergoing further intervention. We highlight the potential error caused by titanium plates on digital subtraction CT angiography and recommend careful analysis of such images prior to further treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://casereports.bmj.com/content/2013/bcr-2012-008409.longen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Orthopaedicsen
dc.titleTitanium plate artefact mimicking popliteal artery dissection on digital subtraction CT angiography.en
dc.typeCase Reporten
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen
dc.description.noteThis article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text from the publisher's site.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden
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