Image quality at fast heart rates: the piano and the pianist.


One of the limitations of conventional 64-row multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scanners for imaging the coronary arteries remains the patient’s heart rate (HR). Specifically, HRs of approximately 60 beats/min or lower achieve the highest quality diagnostic images of the coronary arteries. By contrast, advanced volume MDCT or dual-source CT (DSCT… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcct.2009.08.003