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Coronary calcium scan acquisition before coronary CT angiography: limited benefit or useful addition?
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PMID:  23255743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the role of coronary calcium quantification in symptomatic patients and the pros and cons of acquiring an unenhanced coronary calcium scan in every patient with suspected coronary artery disease referred for coronary CT angiography.
CONCLUSION: The acquisition of a coronary calcium scan in every symptomatic patient referred for coronary CT angiography requires a case-by-case approach.
Felipe S Torres; Vikram Venkatesh; Elsie T Nguyen; Laura Jimenez-Juan; Andrew M Crean
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  200     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-20     Completed Date:  2013-02-19     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:  66-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Ramiro Barcelos 2400, 2nd Fl, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / radiography*
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography*
Coronary Stenosis / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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