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Coronary computed tomography - present status and future directions.
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PMID:  22008193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The use of coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) is growing rapidly, in large part because of fast-paced technical innovations that have increased diagnostic accuracy while providing new opportunities for radiation dose reduction. cCTA using recent generation CT scanners has been repeatedly shown to have excellent negative predictive value for ruling out significant coronary stenosis in comparison with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and is now accepted for this use in selected populations. Current work is increasingly focused on evaluating and optimising radiation dose reduction techniques, the cost-effectiveness of cCTA implementation, and the impact of cCTA on patient management and outcomes. In addition, the potential value of emerging applications, such as atherosclerotic plaque characterisation and myocardial perfusion and viability assessment, are undergoing intense investigation.
P Apfaltrer; U J Schoepf; R Vliegenthart; G W Rowe; J R Spears; C Fink; J W Nance
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  65 Suppl 173     ISSN:  1742-1241     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim - Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA Department of Radiology, University Hospital Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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