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Errors in MDCT Coronary Angiography

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Errors in Radiology

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Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography is an accurate, cost-effective, and safe imaging technique in coronary evaluation. An increasing amount of evidence supports the role of MDCT in cardiac protocols, especially with the broad availability of a new generation of scanners. The improved accuracy and safety of MDCT has reduced the need for catheter-based coronary angiography, which in addition to patient-safety benefits is likely to achieve overall cost savings in the diagnostic pathway.

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Buffa, V., De Cecco, C.N., Miele, V. (2012). Errors in MDCT Coronary Angiography. In: Romano, L., Pinto, A. (eds) Errors in Radiology. Springer, Milano. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2339-0_11

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