By Shyam Kolvekar, Hans Pilegaard
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The primary advantage over CT is the absence of ionising radiation . Piccolo et al. demonstrated strong comparability of Haller Indices and Asymmetry Indices obtained using fast MRI and CT scanning. In addition, fast MRI demonstrates excellent soft tissue contrast and thus high quality assessment of cardiac displacement or Fig. 7 CT scan with tilt of sternum with depressed right side Fig. 8 CT scan with depression more on left side Fig. 5 Chest x-ray with the bar Fig. 6 CT scan with minimal depression and displacement Fig.
Preoperative assessment of chest wall deformities. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;21:58–63. 21. Piccolo RL, et al. Chest fast MRI: an imaging alternative on pre-operative evaluation of pectus excavatum. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47:485–9. 34 22. Saleh RS, et al. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with pectus excavatum compared with normal controls. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2010;12:73. 1–10. 23. Humprhies CM, Anderson JL, Flores JH, Doty JR. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for perioperative evaluation of sternal eversion for pectus excavatum.
4. 4; moderate sternal deformity was 43 Fig. 8 Chest CT Scan showing measurements to calculate the depth of sternal depression (A), Sternal Depression Index (C/B), and cardiac rotation angle (Ø). 9 (Fig. 8). 75. Haller Index The Haller Index (HI), described in 1987 by Dr. Haller J, Dr. Kramer and Dr. Lietman, is a mathematical relationship, usually measured by chest CT scans . As aforementioned, HI derives from dividing the transverse diameter (the widest horizontal distance of the inside of the ribcage) [T] by the anteroposterior diameter (the shorter distance between the vertebrae and the sternum) [A] (Fig.
Chest Wall Deformities and Corrective Procedures by Shyam Kolvekar, Hans Pilegaard