Randomized study of the safety and clinical utility of rotational vs. standard coronary angiography using a flat-panel detector.

@article{Akhtar2005RandomizedSO,
  title={Randomized study of the safety and clinical utility of rotational vs. standard coronary angiography using a flat-panel detector.},
  author={Mateen Akhtar and Kalpesh T Vakharia and Jacob M. Mishell and Atul Gera and Thomas A. Ports and Yerem Yeghiazarians and Andrew D. Michaels},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={43-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that rotational angiography improves patient safety while maintaining diagnostic accuracy for patients undergoing coronary angiography. Despite advances in angiographic technique, patients remain at risk for complications of coronary angiography, including contrast-induced nephropathy and radiation exposure. Technology has been developed to perform coronary angiography with active rotation of the imaging system that may reduce the quantity of… CONTINUE READING