Automated cardiac phase selection with 64-MDCT coronary angiography.

@article{Joemai2008AutomatedCP,
  title={Automated cardiac phase selection with 64-MDCT coronary angiography.},
  author={Raoul M. S. Joemai and Jacob Geleijns and Wouter J. H. Veldkamp and Albert de Roos and Lucia J. M. Kroft},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2008},
  volume={191 6},
  pages={1690-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess three different phase-selection methods for obtaining optimal CT coronary artery image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS ECG-gated CT coronary angiography scans of 40 patients (23 men, 17 women; mean age, 56 years) were retrieved. The patient group was composed of 20 consecutive patients with heart rates < or = 65 beats per minute (bpm) and 20 consecutive patients with heart rates > 65 bpm. Three phase-selection methods were evaluated: fixed phase… CONTINUE READING