Accuracy of low-dose prospectively gated axial coronary CT angiography for the assessment of coronary artery stenosis in patients with stable heart rate.

@article{Carrascosa2010AccuracyOL,
  title={Accuracy of low-dose prospectively gated axial coronary CT angiography for the assessment of coronary artery stenosis in patients with stable heart rate.},
  author={Patricia Marina Carrascosa and Carlos Mar{\'i}a Capu{\~n}ay and Alejandro Deviggiano and Alejandro Goldsmit and Carlos Daniel Tajer and Marcelo Bettinotti and Jorge Manuel Carrascosa and Thomas B. Ivanc and Arzhang Fallahi and Mario J. Garcia},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={197-205}
}
BACKGROUND Desirable methods for cardiac CT angiography would both reduce radiation exposure from cardiac CT angiography and preserve accuracy. OBJECTIVES We assessed image quality, radiation dose, and diagnostic accuracy of a low-dose, prospectively gated axial cardiac CT angiography protocol for the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS Fifty consecutive patients referred for diagnostic invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and with a stable heart rate… CONTINUE READING