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Evaluation of plaques and stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20705169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac CT scan has emerged from a research tool to a widely used clinical modality in the diagnostic management of coronary artery disease. Based on evidence of numerous clinical studies coronary CT angiography (cCTA) has emerged as a fast, accurate, and noninvasive alternative to conventional angiography in selected patient populations. A major strength of cCTA is its ability to combine information on the coronary artery anatomy, the vessel lumen, and atherosclerotic lesions. Recent investigations on the application of cCTA in myocardial perfusion imaging suggest that cCTA may allow analysis of the hemodynamic relevance of detected stenosis. Data is accumulating that supports its relevance for patient management and outcome. This article examines the role of cCTA for the evaluation of plaques and stenosis.
Elisabeth Arnoldi; Thomas Henzler; Gorka Bastarrika; Christian Thilo; Konstantin Nikolaou; U Joseph Schoepf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1557-8275     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-13     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  729-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atherosclerosis / radiography,  radionuclide imaging,  ultrasonography
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography*,  radionuclide imaging,  ultrasonography
Coronary Stenosis / radiography*,  radionuclide imaging,  ultrasonography
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
Ultrasonography, Interventional
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0/Contrast Media

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