Friday, September 14, 2012

Coronary Artery Calcium-Dual-Energy Coronary CT Angiography

Latest issue of Radiology Published online before print July 24, 2012, doi: 10.1148/radiol.12112455, September 2012 Radiology, 264, 700-707. Authors suggest that virtual non-contrast-enhanced (VNC) CT series derived from dual-energy CT studies may be a feasible substitute for dedicated CT calcium scoring studies.  Coronary artery calcium identification and quantification based on dual-energy coronary CT angiographic studies may obviate dedicated CT calcium scoring studies and decrease patient radiation exposure and cost, the researchers concluded.

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