CT evaluation of normal interatrial fat thickness

Lynn S. Broderick, Dewey Conces, Robert D. Tarver

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Abstract

Purpose: This study was performed to determine the normal thickness of fat in the interatrial septum as demonstrated by CT. Method: Eighty-seven subjects underwent helical chest CT examination as part of a separate protocol to compare the quantification of coronary artery calcification by CT to coronary angiographic findings, using a slice width of 3 mm, reconstructed every 1.5 min. The thickness of the interatrial fat in both groups was measured anterior and posterior to the fossa ovalis. The mean and standard deviation were calculated. Results: The mean thickness of interatrial fat anterior and posterior to the fossa ovalis was 4.6 (SD = 2.5) and 3.7 (SD = 3.1) mm, respectively. Conclusion: The normal range of thickness of the interatrial fat is 0-9.6 mm anterior to and 0-9.9 mm posterior to the fossa (2 SD above the mean).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)950-953
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1996

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Keywords

  • Computed tomography, spiral
  • Heart
  • Heart, anatomy
  • Heart, diseases

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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CT evaluation of normal interatrial fat thickness. / Broderick, Lynn S.; Conces, Dewey; Tarver, Robert D.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 20, No. 6, 11.1996, p. 950-953.

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Broderick, Lynn S. ; Conces, Dewey ; Tarver, Robert D. / CT evaluation of normal interatrial fat thickness. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1996 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 950-953.
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