Contribution of Reformatted Multislice Temporal Computed Tomography Images in the Planes of Stenvers and Pöschl to the Diagnosis of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
Objective In the diagnosis of superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD), computed tomography (CT) is the only imaging method. The aims of the study were to show that reformat images are more accurate than standard planes for diagnosis of SSCD and to determine the prevalence of SSCD. Methods The retrospective review yielded 1309 temporal CTs performed in our radiology department for any reason. Two radiologist interpreted CTs in standard planes collaboratively. Patients with SSCD were reinterpreted in Pöschl and Stenvers planes by 2 radiologists separately. Results Statistical analysis was made by accepting that 2 radiologists diagnosis were accurate in Pöschl plane. Coronal plane sensitivity 86%, specificity 64%, Stenvers plane sensitivity 96%, and specificity 52% have been found in the mean result of 2 observers (P
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ConclusionHigh-quality CT and CT angiography can be achieved in ECMO patients of different ages and clinical issues considering the type of ECMO circulation, ECMO cannulation sites, preferred contrast phase and anatomy of interest. CT diagnoses affect the treatment of the patient.