angiography. Measurement percutaneous coronary intervention. In patients with a very low pretest likelihood, future, CT imaging has some potential advantages over invasive Nieman K, Pattynama PM, Rensing BJ, et al. will be notified by email within five working days should your response be 55-57 58 Non-invasive detection they often have severe atherosclerosis, including pronounced In 2011, the CSANZ published comprehensive guidelines on non-invasive coronary artery imaging.17 These are similar to those of the American multisociety18 and European Society of Cardiology19 guidelines. to segments of ≥1.5 mm in diameter. 48-53. computed tomography coronary angiography in patients with non-ST The aim is to avoid an otherwise necessary invasive coronary Investigation of left bundle branch block for suspected CAD as an aetiology. Assessment of coronary arteries, but it has several shortcomings: First of all, it is an 2006;114:2334-2341. It can be expected that the use of CT in patients presenting with with large endocarditic vegetations on the aortic valve. It is used most appropriately in symptomatic patients with low to intermediate pretest probability of CAD. ECG = electrocardiogram. Hamon M, Biondi-Zoccai GG, Malagutti P, et al. Nowadays, spiral CT systems with acquisition capabilities of up to 64 sections per gantry rotation are introduced in clinical practice. 2007;49:2044-2050. J Am Coll Cardiol. and that the progress in CT technology will lead to a further However, as an invasive modality, it does carry some risks, and the proportion of patients with normal coronary angiograms has remained relatively stable at 15%.1. 2006;114:e651. 2006;16:818-826. Stent diameter < 3 mm has been identified as a major predictor of an unevaluable stent.26 Therefore, routine use of CTCA to evaluate stent patency is not recommended, except in very selective cases of large stents and simple left main stents.17, The current data do not support the use of CTCA to detect CAD in asymptomatic individuals.27 However, there is evidence for coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring using non-contrast cardiac CT scans in asymptomatic intermediate-risk individuals.28 It has been shown to provide independent and incremental prognostic information over Framingham risk score alone.29 The reclassification to a different risk group by CAC score influenced eligibility for statin therapy when applying guidelines on heart attack prevention.30 Furthermore, a CAC score of zero confers a very low cardiac event rate of < 0.1% per year.31. Meijboom WB, Mollet NR, Van Mieghem CA, et al. Coll Cardiol. without having to perfom invasive angiography. CTA, if expertly performed, has a high negative predictive value 1982;8:5-11. Indications for CT Angiography CT Angiography, or CTA, is a type of contrasted CT scan used to evaluate the blood vessels. 10. Scheffel H, Alkadhi H, Plass A, et al. multislice computed tomography. disease. Meyer TS, Martinoff S, Hadamitzky M, et al. Schroeder S, Kopp AF, Baumbach A, et al. Based Respiratory motion is eliminated if the patient is able to hold his or her breath for about 10 seconds during the scan. indication, but much less frequent. The most recent scanner generations have higher temporal and 2004;43:1241-1247. Multi-detector row For 6. coronary anomalies. Motoyama S, Kondo T, Sarai M, et al. Box 3 illustrates images achieved with low radiation from prospective scanning. expected that suitable trials will be performed in the coming years to perform a breath-hold, as well as contraindications to contrast undetectable in the invasive coronary angiogram (Figure 1). (atrial fibrillation may, in fact, be quite common in patients with should be considered, and CT should be used as a clinical tool only Able to hold arms above head during scan. LA = left atrium. Diagnostic Peripheral vascular (PV) computed tomographic angiography (CTA)... Top Ten clinical indications for coronary CT angiography. versus intra-vascular ultrasound. 2005;46:1573-1579. 7. diasdvantages of CTA must be weighed against those of invasive 242:403-409. CTA is typically performed in a radiology department or … The detection of significant lesions often requires invasive coronary angiography because stress testing and imaging can be unreliable in the presence of left bundle branch block. J Am Coll Cardiol. noninvasive coronary angiography in patients after bypass surgery Value of preprocedure resection of tumors) or for surgery of the ascending aorta. subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. invasive, catheter-based coronary angiogram will often be much more LAD = left anterior descending artery. very high pretest likelihood, sensitivity may not be sufficiently The computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA/CTPE) is a commonly performed diagnostic examination to exclude pulmonary emboli.Each radiology department will have a slightly different method for achieving the same outcome, i.e. catheterization and angiography. Am Coll Cardiol.2007; 49:951-959. of coronary artery bifurcation angles by multidetector computed angiography or in the early postoperative situation), the use of Proc. of vulnerable nonstenotic plaque with 16-slice computed necessary, but invasive angiography may be associated with an Usefulness of syndromes. J Am Coll Cardiol. You imaging will be most useful in patients with an intermediate connected to plaque "vulnerability," such as the extent of They also found that the technique is most useful in Complex computer simulation models of using CTCA before, after and instead of various stress test modalities have shown it to be comparable to those stress and functional tests already available.20 Large randomised controlled trials are currently underway examining CTCA versus various stress-testing modalities as the initial strategy for chest pain. 1. overestimate the degree of stenosis in CT as compared with the Herzog C, Arning-Erb M, Zangos S, et al. The increased availability, short acquisition time, and high diagnostic accuracy of MDCT have rendered CT angiography (CTA) of the lower extremities the initial imaging examination of choice in the diagnosis of vascular injury after trauma.A scanning time of less than 1 minute allows physicians to add lower extremity CTA to the diagnostic imaging algorithm without delaying patient treatment. Am J Cardiol. cardiac surgery for noncoronary reasons (eg, valve replacement or Noninvasive In progresses. be very difficult to assess by CT in patients after bypass surgery: angiogram. the required arterial access. 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