Update on multidetector coronary CT angiography of coronary stents: in vitro evaluation of 29 different stent types with dual-source CT

@article{Maintz2008UpdateOM,
  title={Update on multidetector coronary CT angiography of coronary stents: in vitro evaluation of 29 different stent types with dual-source CT},
  author={David Maintz and Matthias Christian Burg and Harald Seifarth and Alexander Ch Bunck and Murat {\"O}zg{\"u}n and Roman Fischbach and Kai Juergens and Walter Heindel},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={42-49}
}
The aim of this study was to test a large sample of the latest coronary artery stents using four image reconstruction approaches with respect to lumen visualization, lumen attenuation, and image noise in dual-source multidetector row CT (DSCT) in vitro and to provide a CT catalogue of currently used coronary artery stents. Twenty-nine different coronary artery stents (19 steel, 6 cobalt-chromium, 2 tantalum, 1 iron, 1 magnesium) were examined in a coronary artery phantom (vessel diameter 3 mm… CONTINUE READING