Objective: To compare Agatston with Ordinal Scores for the extent of coronary artery calcification (coronary artery calcium) using nongated low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans. Materials and Methods: A total of 631 asymptomatic participants had CT scans from 2010 to 2013. Their Ordinal and Agatston Score were classified into categories. Results: The Ordinal Score Categories showed excellent agreement (weighted kappa of 0.83; 95% confidence interval: 0.79-0.88) with the Agatston Score Categories. Conclusions: The use of the Ordinal Score is readily obtained on low-dose CT scans that are used for CT screening for lung cancer and these scores are useful for risk stratification of coronary artery disease.
- CT screening for lung cancer
- Coronary artery calcification
- Nongated low-dose CT scans
- The Agatston Score
- The Ordinal Score