By Guillem Pons-Llado, Ruben Leta-Petracca

The multidetector CT scanner speeds analysis and therapy of sufferers. certainly one of its many makes use of is to accomplish CT coronary angiography. Multidetector CT has generated pleasure in the cardiology and radiology group because it offers transparent photos and takes much less time than different non-invasive concepts, together with traditional spiral and electron-beam CT that may take in to an hour or extra. This atlas offers over a hundred and sixty illustrations, with 116 in colour and illustrates the capability of multidetector CT for the research of the anatomy of the coronary arteries.

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B: Knowledge of the coronary anatomy (arterial and venous) and an accurate analysis of the image (C) help to identify the course of the great cardiac vein crossing over the proximal segment of this diagonal branch (arrow), leading to the false appearance of arterial stenosis in this 3D volume rendering image. b. 10). c. Evaluation of composition and morphology of the lesion. d. Qualitative and quantitative assessment of obstruction of the vessel caused by the lesion. A classification of atherosclerotic coronary artery lesions is possible by applying this systematic analysis of MDCT.

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