Synchrotron Angiography General Considerations
In the near future selective coronary angiography will still be the only method to visualize the small branches of the coronary arteries. This method gives excellent images but has a certain risk for the patients with respect to morbidity (1.2 to 2.2%) and mortality (0.07 to 0.23%). That is why at different institutions worldwide1, 2, 3, 4 efforts are being made to develop a non-invasive method for coronary angiography in order to investigate ambulatory patients with mild symptoms of coronary heart disease, and to monitor disease progression routinely.
KeywordsSynchrotron Radiation Digital Subtraction Angiography Skin Dose Projection Angle Energy Image
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