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Cardiac imaging: Part 2, normal, variant, and anomalous configurations of the coronary vasculature.
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PMID:  21940568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Noninvasive imaging of the heart and coronary vasculature using CT and MRI is a new and exciting opportunity for radiologists. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to review normal and variant anatomy of the coronary arteries and of several coronary anomalies that may be clinically significant. The coronary veins and artifacts simulating disease will also be briefly covered. This article will help radiologists learn and review normal coronary anatomy, normal variants, and coronary anomalies and recognize pitfalls, such as coronary veins and artifacts, that may be confusing when first encountered.
CONCLUSION: The coronary arteries generally are predictable in their origin, course, and perfusion territories. Standardized reporting systems exist for describing the location of specific lesions, and radiologists who interpret CT and MR coronary images should be aware of and should attempt to integrate these reporting schemes into clinical practice.
Phillip M Young; Thomas C Gerber; Eric E Williamson; Paul R Julsrud; Robert J Herfkens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  197     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-23     Completed Date:  2011-12-07     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  816-26     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Coronary Disease / diagnosis
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*
Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology
Image Enhancement / methods
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
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0/Contrast Media

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