A Novel Model to Test Accuracy and Reproducibility of MDCT Scan Protocols for Coronary Calcium in Vivo

@article{Rosol2005ANM,
  title={A Novel Model to Test Accuracy and Reproducibility of MDCT Scan Protocols for Coronary Calcium in Vivo},
  author={Michael Rosol and Karina Sachdev and Christian N H Enzweiler and Dylan C. Kwait and Ryan Millea and James K Titus and J Handwerker and Stephan T Wicky and Stephen Achenbach and Thomas J. Brady and Udo Hoffmann},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={111-118}
}
Objectives: We compared the accuracy and reliability of prospectively triggered, retrospectively ECG gated, and non-gated CT image reconstruction for measurements of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in vivo using a novel animal model. Materials and Methods: In six Yorkshire farm pigs, prefabricated chains of cortical bone fragments were sutured over the epicardial bed of the major coronary arteries. Using a 4-slice MDCT scanner, each animal was imaged with two different protocols: sequential… CONTINUE READING