Bioprosthetic valve (BPV) thrombosis can be challenging to diagnose with cardiac computed tomography owing to metal artifacts of the BPV. In this case report, an optimized metal artifact reduction protocol using a third-generation dual-source multidetector computed tomographic scanner with high kVp (Sn150kVp) and tin (Sn) filtration and high temporal resolution yielded high-quality, artifact-free, dynamic images of a thrombosed mitral BPV.
From the Departments of *Radiology,
†Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; and
‡Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.
Received for publication August 25, 2017; accepted August 31, 2017.
Correspondence to: Christoph Schabel, MD, Department of Radiology, Duke University Hospital, 2301 Erwin Rd, Box 3808, 27710, Durham, NC (e-mail: Christoph.email@example.com).
The authors declare no conflict of interest.