Clinical situations in which coronary CT angiography confers superior diagnostic information compared with coronary angiography

Mecit Kantarci, Selim Doǧanay, Muşturay Karçaaltincaba, Nevzat Karabulut, Mustafa Kemal Erol, Ahmet Yalçin, Cihan Duran, Memduh Dursun, Afak Karakaya, Servet Tatli

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Abstract

In this review, we aimed to outline the clinical and pathological conditions for which multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCT-CA) should be the preferred method because of its advantages over conventional coronary angiography (CCA). A consistent body of literature suggests that MDCT-CA is more than just complementary to CCA and that it provides more valuable diagnostic information in certain clinical situations, such as complex coronary artery variations, aorto-ostial lesions, follow-up of bypass grafts, myocardial bridging, coronary artery fistulas, aortic and coronary artery dissections, and cases in which the coronary ostia cannot be cannulated by a catheter because of massive atherosclerosis or extremely tortuous vascular structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Kantarci, M., Doǧanay, S., Karçaaltincaba, M., Karabulut, N., Erol, M. K., Yalçin, A., Duran, C., Dursun, M., Karakaya, A., & Tatli, S. (2012). Clinical situations in which coronary CT angiography confers superior diagnostic information compared with coronary angiography. Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, 18(3), 261-269. https://doi.org/10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.5064-11.1