Potential role of three-dimensional rotational angiography and C-arm CT for valvular repair and implantation
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- Schwartz, J.G., Neubauer, A.M., Fagan, T.E. et al. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging (2011) 27: 1205. doi:10.1007/s10554-011-9839-9
Imaging modalities utilized in the interventional cardiology suite have seen an impressive evolution and expansion recently, particularly with regard to the recent interest in three-dimensional (3D) imaging. Despite this, the backbone of visualization in the catheterization laboratory remains two-dimensional (2D) X-ray fluoroscopy and cine-angiography. New imaging techniques under development, referred to as three-dimensional rotational angiography (RA) and C-arm CT, hold great promise for improving current device implantation and understanding of cardiovascular anatomy. This paper reviews the evolution of rotational angiography and advanced 3D X-ray imaging applications to interventional cardiology.