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Table 7 Influence of stent diameter on the subjective image quality, image quality of the aorta and the amount of blooming for the Cheatham Platinum stent. Stents implanted in adults (n = 34) and paediatrics (n = 18) were combined

From: Computed tomography image quality of aortic stents in patients with aortic coarctation: a multicentre evaluation

  Subjective image quality Image quality aorta
Proximal score
Image quality aorta
Central score
Image quality aorta
Distal score
Percentage blooming proximal Percentage blooming central Percentage blooming distal
<  13 mm (n = 9) 1.8±0.7 1.7±0.4 1.7±0.5 1.9±0.3 45.8±5.8 51.1±10.0 40.5±4.3
13–15 mm (n = 11) 1.9±0.7 2.2±0.8 1.6±0.7 2.5±0.7 40.0±4.6 50.7±12.6 39.3±6.3
15–17 mm (n = 15) 2.1±0.5 2.1±0.6 1.9±0.7 2.6±0.7 36.7±3.7 41.3±5.0 32.2±1.5
17–20 mm (n = 10) 2.6±0.5 2.6±0.5 2.3±0.7 2.6±0.8 34.2±2.8 38.4±5.0 32.7±2.7
> 20 mm (n = 7) 2.7±0.5 3.0±1.0 2.4±1.1 3.1±0.7 29.7±2.0 33.9±4.2 27.5±2.3
  1. Data are means ± standard deviation