Atherosclerotic plaque characterization by multidetector row computed tomography angiography.

@article{Cordeiro2006AtheroscleroticPC,
  title={Atherosclerotic plaque characterization by multidetector row computed tomography angiography.},
  author={Marco A. S. Cordeiro and Jo{\~a}o A. C. Lima},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 8 Suppl},
  pages={C40-7}
}
Multidetector row computed tomography angiography (MDCTA) is seen as a potential alternative to current imaging methods for the assessment of vessel anatomy and atherosclerotic plaque composition/morphology in a great variety of arterial beds. Recent advances represented by the increase in gantry speed to <500 ms per rotation and in the number of detector rows from 4 to 64, in addition to the decrease in slice thickness to submillimetric levels, brought significant improvement in diagnostic… CONTINUE READING