Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 390–395

Economic Considerations for Coronary CT Angiography

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12410-010-9050-8

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Min, J.K., Sharma, A. & Nicolo, D. Curr Cardiovasc Imaging Rep (2010) 3: 390. doi:10.1007/s12410-010-9050-8
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Abstract

In recent years, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) has emerged has a noninvasive anatomic imaging modality that demonstrates high diagnostic performance to detect and exclude high-grade coronary artery stenosis. Proponents of CCTA have advocated its use as an effective alternative to functional stress imaging, while critics have maintained that the benefits of CCTA use remain unproven and may promote unnecessary “layering” of imaging studies on top of conventional stress testing. In this review, we consider the clinical and economic data related to CCTA to date, and suggest future studies that may clarify the role of CCTA in daily clinical evaluation of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease.

Keywords

Coronary CT angiography Coronary artery disease Cost effectiveness Cost efficiency 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • James K. Min
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abhishek Sharma
    • 1
  • Danielle Nicolo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine, Division of CardiologyWeill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyWeill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA