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Measuring noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque using voxel analysis with MDCT angiography: phantom validation.
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PMID:  18356415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of a voxel analysis technique for measuring noncalcified plaque in the coronary arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Polyethylene phantoms representing noncalcified plaque were scanned in both MDCT and micro-CT scanners and inter- and intrareader variability of volume calculation was performed. RESULTS: Volume measurements by both MDCT and micro-CT were comparable to the true volume as measured by micrometry (< 3%, p = 0.05). CONCLUSION: There appears to be no significant difference (< 3%) between MDCT and micro-CT measurements.
Adeel Sabir; Chun-Shan Yam; Norihiko Yoshimura; Jacqueline L Buros; Alec M De Grand; Vassilios Raptopoulos; Melvin E Clouse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  190     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-21     Completed Date:  2008-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W242-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, One Deaconess Rd., WCC-302, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Phantoms, Imaging*
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Statistics, Nonparametric
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
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