Do breast arterial calcifications on mammography predict elevated risk of coronary artery disease?

@article{Chadashvili2016DoBA,
  title={Do breast arterial calcifications on mammography predict elevated risk of coronary artery disease?},
  author={Tamuna Chadashvili and D. Litmanovich and Ferris M. Hall and Priscilla J. Slanetz},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={1121-4}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether breast arterial calcifications (BAC) seen on mammography correlates with coronary artery calcium score on coronary CT as it may serve as a potential marker for increased risk of developing symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of the imaging database at our institution identified 145 female patients who underwent coronary CT within a year of screening or diagnostic mammography. The coronary calcium score on CT was… CONTINUE READING