Coronary CT Angiography: State of the Art

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Technical advancements in computed tomography have provided the basis for safe, rapid, noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease with high diagnostic accuracy. While there are well-established limitations in the pure anatomic assessment of coronary atherosclerosis, there is a growing body of data demonstrating that coronary computed tomography angiography provides valuable prognostic information and may have outcome and cost benefits over traditional diagnostic testing in selected clinical scenarios. Appropriate utilization necessitates proper technique and patient selection. The exact clinical role of computed tomography-based anatomic assessment of coronary artery disease is still evolving, and emerging techniques are encouraging for improved performance and expanded applications in the future.


Acute Coronary Syndrome Negative Predictive Value Coronary Artery Calcium Coronary Compute Tomography Angiography Major Adverse Cardiac Event 
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  1. 1.House Officer, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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