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Title: Image quality in coronary CT angiography: challenges and technical solutions
Authors: Ghekiere, Olivier
Salgado, Rodrigo
Buls, Nico
Leiner, Tim
Mancini, Isabelle
Vanhoenacker, Piet
Dendale, Paul
Nchimi, Alain
Issue Date: 2017
Status: In Press
Abstract: Multidetector CT angiography (CTA) has become a widely accepted examination for non-invasive evaluation of the heart and coronary arteries. Despite its ongoing success and worldwide clinical implementation, it remains an often-challenging procedure in which image quality, and hence diagnostic value, is determined by both technical and patient-related factors. Thorough knowledge of these factors is important to obtain high-quality examinations. In this review, we discuss several key elements that may adversely affect coronary CTA image quality as well as potential measures that can be taken to mitigate their impact. In addition, several recent vendor-specific advances and future directions to improve image quality are discussed.
Notes: [Ghekiere, Olivier; Mancini, Isabelle] CHC, Dept Radiol, Liege, Belgium. [Ghekiere, Olivier] Jessa Ziekenhuis, Dept Radiol, Hasselt, Belgium. [Ghekiere, Olivier] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Salgado, Rodrigo] Antwerp Univ Hosp UZA, Dept Radiol, Edegem, Belgium. [Buls, Nico] UZ Brussel, Dept Radiol, Brussels, Belgium. [Leiner, Tim] Univ Utrecht, Med Ctr, Dept Radiol, Utrecht, Netherlands. [Vanhoenacker, Piet] OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst, Dept Radiol, Aalst, Belgium. [Dendale, Paul] Jessa Ziekenhuis, Heart Ctr Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium. [Nchimi, Alain] Liege Univ ULg, Domaine Univ Sart Tilman, GIGA Cardiovasc Sci, Rue Hop, Liege, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24277
DOI: 10.1259/bjr.20160567
ISI #: 000402800500003
ISSN: 0007-1285
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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