Right Ventricle Function Assessment by MDCT

Authors: Michaël V. M. Dupont , Cristina A. Dr ăgean, Emmanuel E. Coche

Objective The right ventricle is often overlooked on chest and even cardiac MDCT
studies. This article will review the normal anatomy of the right ventricle on MDCT and the
signs of its functional alterations.
MDCT signs of right ventricular dysfunction should be known and
checked in relevant cases, such as pulmonary embolism in particular, and in any disease that
affects both the structure and function of the lungs in general.