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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Priyamvada Singh, M.B.B.S. [2], Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [3],Ramyar Ghandriz MD[4] Assistant Editor-In-Chief: Kristin Feeney, B.S. [5]


Computed tomography can be helpful as a diagnostic tool in conditions where the echocardiographic findings are inconclusive.


Computed tomography (CT) can be used as a diagnostic modality in congenital heart diseases. [1] [2] [3]



CT image showing the PDA
(a) A volume rendering CT image showing the PDA (red arrow). (b) A curved planar CT reformation image showing the TAA (red arrow; diameter, 41 mm). (c) A curved planar CT reformation image showing the PDA (red arrow; diameter, 6 mm) with contrast enhancement and calcification. Case courtesy by Toshiki Kuno et al[4]
Computed tomographic angiographic findings show PDA with a 5.5-7 mm luminal width interposed between the roof of the left pulmonary artery and descending aorta. Case courtesy by Bahram Pishgoo et al[5]


  1. Goitein, Orly; Fuhrman, Carl R.; Lacomis, Joan M. (2005). "Incidental Finding on MDCT of Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Use of CT and MRI to Assess Clinical Importance". American Journal of Roentgenology. 184 (6): 1924–1931. doi:10.2214/ajr.184.6.01841924. ISSN 0361-803X.
  2. Mak, MS; Ong, CC; Tay, EL; Teo, LL (2014). "Clinics in diagnostic imaging (155)". Singapore Medical Journal. 55 (09): 462–467. doi:10.11622/smedj.2014113. ISSN 0037-5675.
  3. Armand, Sandbad (2014). "Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of dual-source CT and conventional angiography in detecting congenital heart diseases". Polish Journal of Radiology. 79: 164–168. doi:10.12659/PJR.890732. ISSN 0137-7183.
  4. "Successful Stent Graft Insertion for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair and Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in an Adult Patient".
  5. "A rare presentation of patent ductus arteriosus in an adult patient with normal pulmonary hypertension and limb edema".

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