Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in coronary surgery: first experiences with a new tool for diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

@article{Treede2002MultidetectorCT,
  title={Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in coronary surgery: first experiences with a new tool for diagnosis of coronary artery disease.},
  author={Hendrik Treede and Christoph Becker and Hermann C Reichenspurner and Andreas Knez and Christian Detter and Maximilian Reiser and B. W. Carney G. N. Cecil C. R. Evans H. J. Karwowski Reichart},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={
          S1398-402
        }
}
BACKGROUND Selective coronary angiography (SCA) is the standard invasive procedure for diagnosis in patients eligible for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). A recently developed, highly sensitive multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scan holds promise to be of almost comparable quality and predictiveness. We examined a blinded series of preoperative patients who were admitted to hospital for conventional and minimally invasive CABG procedures. Patients underwent CT scans in addition to… CONTINUE READING

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