Low-dose CT coronary angiography with a novel intracyclemotion-correction algorithm in patients with high heart rate or heart rate variability

Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Saima Mushtaq, Erika Bertella, Edoardo Conte, Chiara Segurini, Andrea Baggiano, Antonio L. Bartorelli, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Maria Petullà, Virginia Beltrama, Cesare Fiorentini, Mauro Pepi

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Aims: Motion artefacts due to high or irregular heart rate (HR) are common limitations of coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CCTA). The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of a new motion-correction (MC) algorithm used in conjunction with low-dose prospective ECG-triggering CCTA on motion artefacts, image quality, and coronary assessability. Methods and results: Among 380 patients under going CCTA for suspected CAD, weselected 120 patients with pre-scanning HR.70 bpm or HR variability (HRv) >10 bpm during scanning irrespective of pre-scanning HR or both conditions. In patients with prescanning HR

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1100
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Computed tomography coronary angiography
  • Motion correction algorithm
  • Radiation exposure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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