Clinical applications of fast CT scanning in cardiology

J. Shemesh*, M. Motro

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Fast computerized tomography (CT) techniques can detect calcific atherosclerosis and predict its severity and extent. Its diagnostic use should be reserved to subgroups such as the elderly with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), patients with dilated cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology, and patients with multiple or major risk factors. Due to its high negative-predictive value, it can be used to exclude angiographically-obstructive CAD in elderly patients with chronic chest pain. Fast CT may be valuable in tracking the progression of calcific coronary atherosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-221
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Computerized tomography
  • Coronary calcium

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