Cardiac Computed Tomography (TC Villines and S Achenbach, Section Editors)

Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 360-366

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Current and Future Post-Processing and Reconstruction Methods for Improved Image Quality in Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography

  • Ryo NakazatoAffiliated withCedars-Sinai Heart Institute and Department of Imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • , Damini DeyAffiliated withDepartments of Imaging, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • , Troy M. LaBountyAffiliated withDepartment of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Email author 

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Abstract

While coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) has high diagnostic performance to identify and exclude obstructive coronary artery disease, it is susceptible to false-positive results and non-interpretable studies, and requires the use of ionizing radiation. New methods of image reconstruction and post-processing have the potential to significantly improve image quality, reduce the number of non-interpretable studies, and improve the diagnostic accuracy of CCTA. In this manuscript, we will review current and novel technologies for image reconstruction and post-processing that may improve the image quality of CCTA.

Keywords

Iterative reconstruction Cardiac computed tomography Coronary artery disease Image quality