Comparison of coronary CT angiography with conventional coronary angiography in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease

Noninvasive CT coronary angiography is a promising coronary imaging technique. In spite of the unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution and the inability to perform therapeutic interventions in the same session multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) has been considering a promising alternative, non invasive tool for coronary artery imaging due to its high sensitivity and specificity for the detection of significant coronary artery stenosis. To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice MDCT for assessing haemodynamically significant stenoses of the coronary arteries in comparison with the conventional standard cardiac angiography.


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