Cardiac CT Angiogram
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.
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.
Fischer et al attempted to assess the ability of coronary CTA to quantify coronary and plaque measurements commonly performed with IVUS with a meta-analysis of 42 eligible studies.