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Coronary artery anatomy and variants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22127682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Variants and congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries are usually asymptomatic, but may present with severe chest pain or cardiac arrest. The introduction of multidetector CT coronary angiography (MDCT-CA) allows the detection of significant coronary artery stenosis. Improved performance with isotropic spatial resolution and higher temporal resolution provides a valid alternative to conventional coronary angiography (CCA) in many patients. MDCT-CA is now considered the ideal tool for three-dimensional visualization of the complex and tortuous anatomy of the coronary arteries. With multiplanar and volume-rendered reconstructions, MDCT-CA may even outperform CCA in determining the relative position of vessels, thus providing a better view of the coronary vascular anatomy. The purpose of this review is to describe the normal anatomy of the coronary arteries and their main variants based on MDCT-CA with appropriate reconstructions.
Authors:
Roberto Malagò; Andrea Pezzato; Camilla Barbiani; Ugolino Alfonsi; Lisa Nicolì; Giuliana Caliari; Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1432-1998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1505-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Policlinico G.B. Rossi, University of Verona, P. le L.A. Scuro 10, 37134, Verona, Italy, robertomalag@yahoo.it.
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