Apneic oxygenation for elimination of respiratory motion artefact in an intubated patient undergoing helical chest computed tomography angiography.

Christos Konstantinos Dragoumanis, Vasilios E Papaioannou, Soultana Foutzitzi, Panagiotis Prassopoulos, Ioannis Pneumatikos

Abstract


Respiratory motion artifact in intubated and mechanically ventilated patients often reduces the quality of helical computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). Apneic oxygenation is a well established intra-operative technique that allows adequate oxygenation for short periods (up to 10 min) in sedated and paralyzed patients. We describe the use of the apneic oxygenation for elimination of respiratory motion artefact in an intubated patient undergoing helical chest computed tomography angiography.


Keywords


respiratory motion artifact, computed tomography pulmonary angiography, CT pulmonary angiography, apneic oxygenation



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v2i4.54