Coronary calcium scores are systematically underestimated at a large chest size: A multivendor phantom study.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of chest size on coronary calcium score (CCS) as assessed with new-generation CT systems from 4 major vendors. METHODS An anthropomorphic, small-sized (300 × 200 mm) chest phantom containing 100 small calcifications (diameters, 0.5-2.0 mm) was evaluated with and without an extension ring on state-of-the-art CT systems from… CONTINUE READING