CT chest arterial phase coronal - labeling questions

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking
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Normal CT chest arterial phase (with labels)

The labeled structures are (excluding the correct side):

  1. breast
  2. anterior intercostal artery
  3. internal thoracic (mammary) artery
  4. costal cartilage
  5. body of the sternum
  6. xiphisternal joint
  7. internal thoracic (mammary) vein
  8. body of the rib
  9. epicardial fat pad
  10. sternocleidomastoid muscle
  11. suprasternal (jugular) notch
  12. anterior jugular vein
  13. right atrial appendage (auricle)
  14. sternoclavicular joint
  15. manubrium of the sternum
  16. first costochondral joint
  17. interventricular septum
  18. clavicular head of the pectoralis major muscle
  19. medial end of the clavicle
  20. external jugular vein
  21. sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle
  22. internal jugular vein
  23. right common carotid artery
  24. pectoralis minor muscle
  25. right atrium
  26. left ventricle
  27. right ventricle
  28. internal jugular vein
  29. left brachiocephalic vein
  30. pulmonary trunk
  31. left ventricular outflow track
  32. axillary vein
  33. right brachiocephalic vein
  34. ascending aorta
  35. subclavian vein
  36. aortic valve sinus
  37. trachea
  38. left common carotid artery
  39. brachiocephalic trunk
  40. superior vena cava
  41. vertebral artery
  42. esophagus
  43. left atrial appendage (auricle)
  44. right subclavian artery
  45. right axillary vein
  46. left superior intercostal artery
  47. aortic arch
  48. left atrium
  49. inferior vena cava
  50. right pulmonary artery
  51. esophagus
  52. left subclavian artery
  53. right superior pulmonary vein
  54. humeral head
  55. azygos arch
  56. carina
  57. right upper lobar pulmonary artery
  58. right main bronchus
  59. left superior pulmonary vein
  60. left pulmonary artery
  61. right interlobar pulmonary artery
  62. right upper lobe bronchus
  63. left main bronchus
  64. right inferior pulmonary vein
  65. bronchus intermedius
  66. neck of the rib
  67. azygos vein
  68. intercostal space
  69. left inferior pulmonary vein
  70. spinal canal
  71. left upper lobar pulmonary artery
  72. intervertebral disc
  73. left interlobar pulmonary artery
  74. diaphragm
  75. descending aorta
  76. posterior intercostal artery
  77. vertebral body
  78. head of the rib
  79. spinous process
  80. costovertebral joint
  81. pedicle
  82. subscapularis muscle
  83. supraspinatus muscle
  84. spine of the scapula
  85. trapezius muscle
  86. costotransverse joint
  87. infraspinatus muscle
  88. rhomboid major muscle
  89. transverse process
  90. latissimus dorsi muscle
  91. posterior intercostal artery
  92. erector spinae muscles
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Normal CT chest arterial phase (without labels)

The same normal abdominal CT arterial phase without labels for reference.

Case Discussion

The labeled structures are (excluding the correct side):

  1. breast
  2. anterior intercostal artery
  3. internal thoracic (mammary) artery
  4. costal cartilage
  5. body of the sternum
  6. xiphisternal joint
  7. internal thoracic (mammary) vein
  8. body of the rib
  9. epicardial fat pad
  10. sternocleidomastoid muscle
  11. suprasternal (jugular) notch
  12. anterior jugular vein
  13. right atrial appendage (auricle)
  14. sternoclavicular joint
  15. manubrium of the sternum
  16. first costochondral joint
  17. interventricular septum
  18. clavicular head of the pectoralis major muscle
  19. medial end of the clavicle
  20. external jugular vein
  21. sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle
  22. internal jugular vein
  23. right common carotid artery
  24. pectoralis minor muscle
  25. right atrium
  26. left ventricle
  27. right ventricle
  28. internal jugular vein
  29. left brachiocephalic vein
  30. pulmonary trunk
  31. left ventricular outflow track
  32. axillary vein
  33. right brachiocephalic vein
  34. ascending aorta
  35. subclavian vein
  36. aortic valve sinus
  37. trachea
  38. left common carotid artery
  39. brachiocephalic trunk
  40. superior vena cava
  41. vertebral artery
  42. esophagus
  43. left atrial appendage (auricle)
  44. right subclavian artery
  45. right axillary vein
  46. left superior intercostal artery
  47. aortic arch
  48. left atrium
  49. inferior vena cava
  50. right pulmonary artery
  51. esophagus
  52. left subclavian artery
  53. right superior pulmonary vein
  54. humeral head
  55. azygos arch
  56. carina
  57. right upper lobar pulmonary artery
  58. right main bronchus
  59. left superior pulmonary vein
  60. left pulmonary artery
  61. right interlobar pulmonary artery
  62. right upper lobe bronchus
  63. left main bronchus
  64. right inferior pulmonary vein
  65. bronchus intermedius
  66. neck of the rib
  67. azygos vein
  68. intercostal space
  69. left inferior pulmonary vein
  70. spinal canal
  71. left upper lobar pulmonary artery
  72. intervertebral disc
  73. left interlobar pulmonary artery
  74. diaphragm
  75. descending aorta
  76. posterior intercostal artery
  77. vertebral body
  78. head of the rib
  79. spinous process
  80. costovertebral joint
  81. pedicle
  82. subscapularis muscle
  83. supraspinatus muscle
  84. spine of the scapula
  85. trapezius muscle
  86. costotransverse joint
  87. infraspinatus muscle
  88. rhomboid major muscle
  89. transverse process
  90. latissimus dorsi muscle
  91. posterior intercostal artery
  92. erector spinae muscles
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Case information

rID: 62536
Published: 25th Sep 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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