Acute Coronary Syndrome in Adults: Evidence-Based Emergency Imaging

  • Andrew J. BierhalsEmail author
  • Pamela K. Woodard
Part of the Evidence-Based Imaging book series (Evidence-Based Imag.)


Acute chest pain in adults is one of the most common reasons for presentation to the emergency department but requires diligent evaluation to prevent missing a significant cardiac or pulmonary problem. As such, emergency departments have developed protocols rapidly to evaluate patients. The advent and evolution of coronary CTA has placed this imaging modality on the forefront in the evaluation of acute chest pain. The chapter will review the imaging modalities utilized in acute chest pain, as well as, describe method for integration and limitations in the acute setting.


Chest pain Coronary CTA CT Cost-effectiveness Emergency Emergency imaging Evidence-based imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University, St. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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