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BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated a high accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for detection of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), whereas some studies have also shown a good prediction of cardiac events. However, it remains to be proven whether CCTA is better predictive of events than conventional risk scores or(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a reduced 100-kV tube voltage on image quality and radiation exposure in a pre-defined subgroup analysis of the international, multicenter radiation dose survey PROTECTION I (Prospective Multicenter Study on RadiaTion Dose Estimates Of Cardiac CT AngIOgraphy I) study. BACKGROUND Cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate image quality and radiation dose using a prospectively electrocardiogram (ECG)-triggered axial scan protocol compared with standard retrospective ECG-gated helical scanning for coronary computed tomography angiography. BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised regarding radiation exposure during coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE Concerns have been raised about the radiation exposure of coronary CT angiography (CTA). Recently, a prospective ECG-triggered sequential coronary CTA technique was developed to reduce exposure to ionizing radiation. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the impact of a sequential scanning technique on image quality and radiation dose in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate image quality and radiation dose using a 100 kVp tube voltage scan protocol compared with standard 120 kVp for coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). BACKGROUND Concerns have been raised about radiation exposure during coronary CTA. The use of a 100 kVp tube voltage scan protocol effectively(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac CT angiography (CCTA) has become a frequently used diagnostic tool in clinical practice, but concern remains about the radiation exposure. Because of the second x-ray acquisition system, dual-source CT systems might allow for high-pitch CT data acquisition and thus for examination of the whole heart during a single heart beat, with the(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the rate of cardiac events after detection or exclusion of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated a high diagnostic accuracy of CCTA for detection of obstructive CAD compared with invasive angiography, but data regarding the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetic patients have a high prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD), but timely diagnosis of CAD remains challenging. We assessed the ability of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) to detect CAD in diabetic patients and to predict subsequent cardiac events. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed 140 diabetic patients without(More)
Patients with arterial hypertension have a high risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD), but noninvasive diagnosis of CAD remains difficult. We assessed the ability of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to detect CAD and to predict subsequent cardiac events in hypertensive patients. We compared 906 hypertensive patients without known CAD undergoing(More)
With the introduction of modern multislice scanner generations, computed tomography (CT) has emerged as a useful tool for evaluation of the coronary arteries. A common application of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is the examination of patients with intermediate pretest probability for obstructive coronary artery disease. Despite the widespread use of(More)