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Proper frame selection is essential to obtain optimal results from QCA. Understanding the potential sources of frame- to-frame variations in the radiographic appearance of vessels provides a rationale for a frame selection strategy. Data are presented concerning the optimal choice of projection, use of single vs. orthogonal views, timing within the cardiac cycle, and variations between adjacent frames. In addition, results of a study concerning interoperator variability in frame selection and the impact of this variability on the ultimate QCA results will be discussed.

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Herrington, D.M., Walford, G.D. (1993). Optimal frame selection for QCA. In: Reiber, J.H.C., Serruys, P.W. (eds) Advances in Quantitative Coronary Arteriography. Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine, vol 137. Springer, Dordrecht.

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