Calcium score of aortic valve is now included as part of evaluation of stenosis severity in the new European guidelines (1).
UK NICE guidance recommends CT coronary angiography for diagnosis of CAD in patients with atypical or typical angina in its 2016 update of CG95 (Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis).
Prospective multicentre trial aimed to investigate the use of CT coronary angiogram compared to standard care in patients with stable chest pain in terms of its affect on diagnosis, management and outcome of patients.
SCCT brings out its new updated guidelines on interpretation and reporting of coronary CT angiography - a helpful guide for all those involved in cardiac CT reporting.
A long term follow-up study in young adults demonstrate increased plaque formation in the coronary arteries and thickening of carotid IMT in those with healthier lifestyle.
This is an excellent attempt to bring down the radiation dose with CCTA even further.
An important study comparing CTA and combined CTA+CTP with SPECT MPI and invasive angiography.
This study explores the utility of these techniques to improve the accuracy of CTA.
Very high calcium score of >1000 in asymptomatic patients were found to be associated with >8 fold greater mortality compared with those with absent score over a mean follow-up period of 5.6 years.