CT angiography of the coronary arteries: Setting new diagnostic standards in cardiovascular medicine

Filippo Cademartiri, Alessandro Palumbo, Erica Maffei, Chiara Martini, Annachiara Aldrovandi, Diego Ardissino, Valerio Brambilla, Paolo Coruzzi, Gabriel P. Krestin, Pim J. de Feyter

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Abstract

CT Coronary Angiography of the heart is one of the fastly developing techniques in cardiovascular imaging. It is rapidly emerging and quickly entering the clinical practice and international guidelines. The increasing evidence regarding the strong role in the assessment of coronary artery lumen is progressively expanded by evidences of the important role of coronary wall imaging. The prognostic importance of CT Coronary Angiography is worldwide reported and the main question that is posed at the moment concerns the potential impact in primary prevention. In this review we will discuss the current applications and technology state of the art, X-ray dose issues, the training requirements and implementation in the healthcare context of CT Coronary Angiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-298
Number of pages7
JournalActa Biomedica
Volume80
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • CT coronary angiography
  • Diagnostic accuracy
  • Healthcare organization
  • Primary prevention
  • Prognostic value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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