Cine CT during coughing for assessment of tracheomalacia: preliminary experience with 64-MDCT

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Aug;187(2):W175-7. doi: 10.2214/AJR.05.1456.


Objective: 64-MDCT is advantageous for functional imaging because of its high spatial and temporal resolution combined with its length of coverage. Our purpose is to describe the technical aspects of using 64-MDCT for cine CT during coughing and to share our preliminary clinical experience using this method.

Conclusion: This method is technically feasible and offers a promising alternative to previous cine CT methods for diagnosing tracheomalacia.

MeSH terms

  • Cough / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / methods
  • Tracheal Diseases / complications*
  • Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis*