Journal article

Unusual enhancement patterns from inadvertent arterial contrast injection during CT angiography

Monica Wong, Daniel Brennan, Frank Gaillard

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Investigation of cerebrovascular incidents typically involve non-contrast intracranial computed tomography (CT) and CT angiography (CTA) of the arch of aorta to vertex with or without CT perfusion. Though rare, inadvertent direct arterial contrast injection is a potentially serious complication which can alter contrast distribution and timing resulting in non-diagnostic intracranial studies. If unnoticed, they can be misinterpreted as pathology leading to further unnecessary investigations, increasing patient radiation dose and delaying appropriate management. To date, there have been two documented case reports describing arterial contrast injection in cerebral CTA or CT perfusion. We descr..

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