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Clinical situations in which coronary CT angiography confers superior diagnostic information compared with coronary angiography.
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PMID:  22261852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this review, we aimed to outline the clinical and pathological conditions for which multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCT-CA) should be the preferred method because of its advantages over conventional coronary angiography (CCA). A consistent body of literature suggests that MDCT-CA is more than just complementary to CCA and that it provides more valuable diagnostic information in certain clinical situations, such as complex coronary artery variations, aorto-ostial lesions, follow-up of bypass grafts, myocardial bridging, coronary artery fistulas, aortic and coronary artery dissections, and cases in which the coronary ostia cannot be cannulated by a catheter because of massive atherosclerosis or extremely tortuous vascular structures.
Authors:
Mecit Kantarci; Selim Doganay; Musturay Karcaaltincaba; Nevzat Karabulut; Mustafa Kemal Erol; Ahmet Yalcin; Cihan Duran; Memduh Dursun; Afak Karakaya; Servet Tatli
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1305-3612     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101241152     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.
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