Non invasive imaging of coronary arteries with 64-slice CT and 1.5T MRI: Challenging invasive techniques

Filippo Cademartiri, Anselmo Alessandro Palumbo, Erica Maffei, Ludovico La Grutta, Giancarlo Casolo, Annachiara Aldrovandi, Claudio Reverberi, Valerio Brambilla, Paolo Coruzzi, Cesare Beghi, Diego Ardissino, Girolamo Crist, Maurizio Zompatori

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Abstract

Non-invasive coronary artery imaging challenges any diagnostic modality, because of the complex and tortuous anatomy and cardiac contraction and respiration. Therefore, non-invasive coronary imaging requires high spatial and temporal resolution. Our purpose is to discuss the feasible applications in coronary imaging of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Multi-slice Computed Tomography (MSCT). Focus will be devoted to potential indications and clinical impact of MSCT because of the fast development and the important results recently reported, in particular with the recent introduction of 64-slice equipments. MSCT of the coronary arteries is a promising imaging modality for the assessment of coronary lumen and wall. (www.actabiomedica.it).

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Biomedica
Volume78
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • 64-slice CT
  • Coronary atherosclerosis
  • Coronary imaging
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Multislice CT
  • Plaque

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Cademartiri, F., Palumbo, A. A., Maffei, E., La Grutta, L., Casolo, G., Aldrovandi, A., Reverberi, C., Brambilla, V., Coruzzi, P., Beghi, C., Ardissino, D., Crist, G., & Zompatori, M. (2007). Non invasive imaging of coronary arteries with 64-slice CT and 1.5T MRI: Challenging invasive techniques. Acta Biomedica, 78(1).