Is There Any Correlation Between Computed Tomography (CT) Attenuation Value (Hounsfield Unit) Of Dural Venous Sinuses And Hemoglobin Level: A Prospective Observational Study

Efficacy Of Oral Brush CytologyIn The Detection Of Oral Malignant And Premalignant Lesions

  • Dr. Vipul Virabhai Solanki Assistant Professor, Department Of Radio Diagnosis, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar - 364001 Gujarat
  • Dr. Chinmay J Shah Professor And Head, Department Of Physiology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar - 364001 Gujarat
  • Dr. Bhaven Shah Professor, Department Of Radio Diagnosis, Gujarat Adani Institute Of Medical Science Bhuj, Gujarat
  • Dr. Bhakti Vadodariya Resident, Department Of Radio Diagnosis, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar - 364001 Gujarat
  • Dr. Arti Solanki Resident, Department Of Radio Diagnosis, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar - 364001 Gujarat
Keywords: Computed tomography, Dural venous sinus, Hemoglobin (HB), CT attenuation value (HU)

Abstract

Background: In our routine practice patient were undergone CT scan of brain as well as other laboratory investigation for various traumatic brain injury and neurological complain and its management. They visit many premises for diagnosis and investigation. If we can predict the hemoglobin level from CT brain itself, we can reduce turnaround time for patient and increase throughput of patients for hospital. Keeping this in mind we had conducted this study to see the correlation between hemoglobin level and CT attenuation value of cranial Dural sinuses.Material And Methods:A prospective observational study was performed to demonstrate association between computed tomography (CT) attenuation value (Hounsfield unit (HU)) of dural venous sinuses and hemoglobin level from unenhanced CT scan of the brain. The non-contrast CT brain of total 245 patients done during October 2017 to September 2018 at medical college attached tertiary care was observed. Two measurements of HU value were taken on two adjacent slices using 10mm2 of ROI for each site, from superior sagittal sinus (SSS) and torcular herophili (TOH). The value was averaged for superior sagittal sinus, confluence of sinus and is compared with hemoglobin of patients.Result:Mean HU VALUE in SSS of females and male had 48.47 and 51.85 respectively. Mean HU VALUE in TOH of females and male had 47.46 and 50.93 respectively. Positive and significant correlation was noted between HB and SSS average, HB and TOH Average.Conclusion:Based on our result CT attenuation value (HU) value of torcular herophili and superior sagittal sinus from unenhanced CT scan of brain can be used to predict the hemoglobin level of a person. The HU value of sinus can give insight into pathology such as anemia, polycythemia or cranial sinus thrombosis.[Solanki VNatl J Integr Res Med, 2021; 12(3): 20-24]

Published
2021-07-01
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Dr. Vipul Virabhai Solanki, Dr. Chinmay J Shah, Dr. Bhaven Shah, Dr. Bhakti Vadodariya, & Dr. Arti Solanki. (2021). Is There Any Correlation Between Computed Tomography (CT) Attenuation Value (Hounsfield Unit) Of Dural Venous Sinuses And Hemoglobin Level: A Prospective Observational Study: Efficacy Of Oral Brush CytologyIn The Detection Of Oral Malignant And Premalignant Lesions. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 12(3), 20-24. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/3073
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