Chest pain in the emergency department: role of multidetector CT.

@article{White2007ChestPI,
  title={Chest pain in the emergency department: role of multidetector CT.},
  author={Charles S. White and D. Chien-Liang Kuo},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={245 3},
  pages={672-81}
}
The development of newer generations of multidetector computed tomographic (CT) scanners capable of enabling accurate assessment of the coronary arteries in conjunction with the increasing placement of CT scanners near the emergency department has raised interest in using CT to provide a comprehensive imaging evaluation of patients presenting with acute chest pain. In this article, the authors review the challenges surrounding the current clinical and imaging work-up of chest pain in the… CONTINUE READING