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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Mar 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health