Accuracy of dual-source CT in the characterisation of non-calcified plaque: use of a colour-coded analysis compared with virtual histology intravascular ultrasound.

@article{Brodoefel2009AccuracyOD,
  title={Accuracy of dual-source CT in the characterisation of non-calcified plaque: use of a colour-coded analysis compared with virtual histology intravascular ultrasound.},
  author={Harald Brodoefel and Christof Burgstahler and Martin Heuschmid and Anja Reimann and Faisal Khosa and Andreas F. Kopp and Stephen Schroeder and Claus D. Claussen and Melvin Eugene Clouse},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 982},
  pages={805-12}
}
Non-invasive assessment of plaque volume and composition is important for risk stratification and long-term studies of plaque stabilisation. Our aim was to evaluate dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) and colour-coded analysis in the quantification and classification of coronary atheroma. DSCT and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (IVUS-VH) were prospectively performed in 14 patients. 22 lesions were compared in terms of plaque volume, maximal per cent vessel stenosis and… CONTINUE READING