Journal article

Diagnostic accuracy of 16-slice CT coronary angiography in the evaluation of coronary artery disease

KH Soon, I Chaitowitz, N Cox, L MacGregor, D Eccleston, KW Bell, A-M Kelly, YL Lim

AUSTRALASIAN RADIOLOGY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Multislice CT coronary angiography (CT-CA) has emerged as a potential imaging method for coronary artery disease. This study aimed to ascertain the accuracy of 16-slice CT in the diagnosis of significant coronary stenosis (>or=50% reduction of lumen diameter). This mixed retrospective/prospective observational study compared 95 paired 16-slice CT-CA and fluoroscopic coronary angiography (FCA) sets. A cardiologist and a radiologist blinded to the FCA findings evaluated CT-CA images independently by visual estimation. Disagreement between these reporters was arbitrated by a third CT reporter (a cardiologist). A separate cardiologist blinded to CT-CA findings assessed FCA by visual estimation. ..

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