International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023

Prediction of Anaemia in Non-Contrast Computed Tomography of Chest

Dr. Falguni Singh Rathore | Dr. Bhagyasri Kammari | Dr. Nitin Wadhwani

Abstract: Anaemia is an extensive and a common problem all over India. Direct haemoglobin estimation for assessment of anaemia is a relatively easy modality however Computed Tomography (CT) can detect few changes that suggest anaemia. These incidental findings can aid in the management of the patient. A cross-sectional study was carried out in100 patients. From August 2022 to December 2022, the subjects who had undergone thoracic CT at the D.Y. Patil medical college and hospital in Kolhapur, India, were included. For males the normal reference blood haemoglobin was 14g/dL and 11 g/dL for females. The blood investigation was performed within 24 hours after or before the non-contrast CT scan. For the research, a 128-slice CT scanner was used. Our results showed that the blood parameters revealed anaemia in a total of 61% of patients. Aortic ring sign was found in 62% of patients overall, whereas hyperdense interventricular (IV) septum sign was found in 66% of patients. It was therefore concluded that when the interventricular septum is visible on a CT thorax without contrast, it indicates the presence of underlying anaemia and has to be investigated to better care and lessen patient morbidity.

Keywords: Interventricular septum, haemoglobin, aortic ring sign, Hounsfield units, Computed Tomography

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,

Pages: 550 - 553

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