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- Received September 15, 1986
- Revision received November 7, 1986
- Accepted November 26, 1986
- Published online May 1, 1987.
- Timothy M. Bateman, MD, FACC*,1,
- Dhun H. Sethna, MD1,
- James S. Whiting, PhD1,
- Aurelio Chaux, MD, FACC1,
- Daniel S. Berman, MD, FACC1 and
- James S. Forrester, MD, FACC1
- ↵*Address for reprints: Timothy M. Bateman, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Room 6215, Los Angeles, California 90048.
This report describes the first clinical experience with ultrafast (cine) computed tomography for evaluating intracardiac masses. Two patients had a left atrial myxoma that was comprehensively described (size, location, site of attachment and relation to the mitral valve) preoperatively by cine-computed tomography. The information content of the studies exceeded that of two-dimensional echocardiography, and both patients were operated on without invasive cardiac catheterization. This early experience with a new minimally invasive high temporal and spatial resolution technology suggests that cine-computed tomography may be uniquely suited for precise evaluation of intraatrial masses.
- Received September 15, 1986.
- Revision received November 7, 1986.
- Accepted November 26, 1986.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation