, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp 2785-2807,
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Date: 24 Jul 2008

Coronary artery calcium screening: current status and recommendations from the European Society of Cardiac Radiology and North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging

Abstract

Current guidelines and literature on screening for coronary artery calcium for cardiac risk assessment are reviewed for both general and special populations. It is shown that for both general and special populations a zero score excludes most clinically relevant coronary artery disease. The importance of standardization of coronary artery calcium measurements by multidetector CT is discussed.

This consensus article is being published concurrently in the Springer Journal International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.