Spiral Multislice Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography: A Current Status Report

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  • P. J. De Feyter M.D., PH.D.,

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    1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • University Hospital Rotterdam Thoraxcenter Hs 207 P.O. Box 2040 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • W. B. Meijboom M.D.,

    1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • A. Weustink M.D.,

    1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • C. Van Mieghem M.D.,

    1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • N. R. A. Mollet M.D., PH.D.,

    1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • E. Vourvouri M.D., PH.D.,

    1. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • K. Nieman M.D., PH.D.,

    1. Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  • F. Cademartiri M.D., PH.D.

    1. Department of Radiology, University Hospital Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Abstract

Multislice computed tomography coronary angiography (MSCT-CA) has emerged as a powerful noninvasive diagnostic modality to visualize the coronary arteries and to detect significant coronary stenoses. The latest generation 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanners is a robust technique which allows high-resolution, isotropic, nearly motion-free coronary imaging. Coronary stenoses are detected with high sensitivity and a normal scan accurately rules out the presence of a coronary stenosis. With the introduction of further novel concepts in CT-technology one may expect that MSCT-CA will become a clinically used diagnostic tool. Copyright © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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