Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i11.886
Revised: September 20, 2014
Accepted: October 1, 2014
Published online: November 28, 2014
Core tip: Truncus arteriosus is an uncommon congenital cardiac abnormality which is characterized by a single arterial trunk origin from the heart that supplies both the systemic, pulmonary and coronary circulation. We discuss that low dose dual-source cardiac computed tomography has more advantages than other imaging methods and it is an important modality for assessment of patients with conotruncal anomalies such as truncusarteriosus.