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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2007 October;55(5):647-58

language: English

Multislice computed tomography coronary angiography: clinical applications

Cademartiri F. 1,2, Aldrovandi A. 1, Palumbo A. 1, Maffei E. 1, Fusaro M. 1, Tresoldi S. 1, Messalli G. 1, Rossi A. 2, Rengo M. 2, Pugliese F. 2, Salamousas B. V. 3, Reverberi C. 1, Meijboom W. B. 2, Mollet N. R. 2, Ardissino D. 1, De Feyter P. J. 2

1 Department of Radiology and Cardiology Parma General Hospital Parma, Italy
2 Department of Radiology and Cardiology Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands
3 Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation Parma General Hospital Parma, Italy


Cardiac and coronary computed tomography (CT) is becoming increasingly common in clinical practice. Even if there is no well-established evidence, this diagnostic modality is so strong and effective and, in skilled hand, it can be readily used in clinical practice. After learning its potential and the technical limits, this tool could be used for risk stratification as well as for revascularization evaluation. In this review, we will describe the results of present literature, clinical applications at present considered suitable to CT technology (i.e. 64-slice and dual-source scanners) and future applications and innovations.

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