Important advances in technology and unique applications to cardiovascular computed tomography

Kongkiat Chaikriangkrai, Su Y.eon Choi, Faisal Nabi, Su M.in Chang

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Abstract

For the past decade, multidetector cardiac computed tomography and its main application, coronary computed tomography angiography, have been established as a noninvasive technique for anatomical assessment of coronary arteries. This new era of coronary artery evaluation by coronary computed tomography angiography has arisen from the rapid advancement in computed tomography technology, which has led to massive diagnostic and prognostic clinical studies in various patient populations. This article gives a brief overview of current multidetector cardiac computed tomography systems, developing cardiac computed tomography technologies in both hardware and software fields, innovative radiation exposure reduction measures, multidetector cardiac computed tomography functional studies, and their newer clinical applications beyond coronary computed tomography angiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • coronary computed tomography angiography
  • ischemic heart disease
  • multidetector cardiac computed tomography
  • wide-detector MDCT

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