(sensitivity %; specificity %; % of cases are correctly classified)
Please select all fields.
The cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) is used on Computed Tomography (CT) by living individuals and is considered to be a reliable indicator of cardiomegaly, with a threshold of 0.5.
CTR alone cannot be used to distinguish between normal heart weight and increased heart weight on PMCT. A new formula has been developed that includes age, gender and BMI. Dilatation of the cardiac chambers on CT, a finding not associated with cardiomegaly, is subjectively assessed and can influence CTR. The newly proposed formula excludes this subjective assessment and proposes a cut-off value of 32 for the diagnosis of cardiomegaly.
Published in : Jotterand M, Faouzi M, Dédouit F, Michaud K. New formula for cardiothoracic ratio for the diagnosis of cardiomegaly on post-mortem CT. Int J Legal Med. 2020 Mar;134(2):663-667. doi: 10.1007/s00414-019-02113-1. Epub 2019 Jul 25. PMID: 31346689.
The information provided on all CHUV websites is intended to improve and not replace the relation that exists between the patient or visitor to the site and the health professional.
Despite making every effort to ensure the accuracy of information provided on these sites, the CHUV cannot be held liable for the reliability, exactitude, topicality or completeness of such information.
The CHUV expressly reserves the right at any time and without prior notification to modify partially or fully the content of such sites, discontinue them or temporarily take them off line.
The CHUV cannot be held liable for any material or consequential damage caused by accessing the information provided or by its use or non-use, incorrect use of the connection, or technical problems.