Temporal trends in utilization of cardiac computed tomography.

  title={Temporal trends in utilization of cardiac computed tomography.},
  author={Ala-Eddin M Ayyad and Jason Cole and Asmir Syed and Milind Y Desai and Sandra S. Halliburton and Paul Schoenhagen and Scott Flamm and Srikanth Sola},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography},
  volume={3 1},
BACKGROUND Appropriate, inappropriate, and uncertain indications for the use of cardiac computed tomography (CT) were defined by a multisociety document in 2006. We sought to compare the appropriateness of cardiac CT examinations before and after these criteria were published. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated all patients presenting for cardiac CT examinations in the first 3 months of 2006 and 2007 at a large academic medical center and an unaffiliated large cardiology group private… CONTINUE READING