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Clinical importance of coronary calcification detected by CT.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2031425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary calcifications appear in advanced atheromatous lesions therefore fluoroscopy is useful for the detection of the atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (Aldrich et al., 1979). However, the detection of coronary calcification by fluoroscopy is difficult in the case of obesity or thick chest wall and also impaired by the background structures including bone and other intrathoracic calcifications. X-ray CT is more advantageous than fluoroscopy in the detection of coronary calcification. It can eliminate the interference from background structures and clearly demonstrates calcified sites of the coronary artery. Therefore, we investigated the clinical usefulness in the detection of coronary calcification with X-ray CT.
Authors:
Y Masuda; S Naito; T Uda; Z Yamada; N Morooka; S Watanabe; Y Inagaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-18     Completed Date:  1991-06-18     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Chiba University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Calcinosis / radiography*
Coronary Disease / radiography*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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