How to Perform and Interpret Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography
Computed tomographic coronary angiography is an emerg-
ing technique able to noninvasively detect significant coro-
nary stenoses as well as nonsignificant coronary plaques.
Rapid developments in Multislice CT technology has resulted
in a markedly improved image quality when imaging the
small and rapidly moving coronary arteries. However, CT
coronary angiography remains challenging, even using the
latest generation Multislice CT scanners. In this chapter we
will describe limitations and pitfalls in cardiac CT as well as
tips and tricks on data acquisition and image reconstruction
when performing CT coronary angiography.