Will helical CT replace electron beam CT in the assessment of coronary calcium?

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Accurate determination of coronary calcification has, until recently, required the use of electron beam computed tomography to acquire images with sufficient time and spatial resolution. Recent technologic advances in helical computed tomography, including rapid gantry rotation, multidetector arrays, and the use of electrocardiographic gating have resulted in image acquisition which parallels that of electron beam computed tomography. Direct comparisons of these techniques have shown relative equivalence in calcium scores, and the availability of helical computed tomography suggests that this technique will result in the proliferation of coronary computed tomographic scanning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-86
Number of pages3
JournalPreventive Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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