Utilization of temporary muscle paralysis to eliminate ct motion artifact in the critically 111 patient

William W. Hutchins, Robert L. Vogelzang*, Irving L. Fuld, Michael J. Foley

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Abstract

Abstract: The intubated, critically ill patient often cannot suspend respiration long enough to eliminate severe computed tomographic (CT) motion artifact, even with current generation CT scanners. High quality, motion-free CT images were safely and easily obtained in two such patients using pancuronium bromide (Pavulon®) to achieve muscle paralysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1984

Keywords

  • Artifacts
  • Computed tomography
  • Muscles
  • Paralysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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