Important advances in technology and unique applications to cardiovascular computed tomography

Kongkiat Chaikriangkrai, Su Yeon Choi, Faisal Nabi, Su Min Chang

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For the past decade, multidetector cardiac computed tomography and its main application, coronary computed tomography angiography, have been established as a noninvasive technique for anatomical assessment of coronary arteries. This new era of coronary artery evaluation by coronary computed tomography angiography has arisen from the rapid advancement in computed tomography technology, which has led to massive diagnostic and prognostic clinical studies in various patient populations. This article gives a brief overview of current multidetector cardiac computed tomography systems, developing cardiac computed tomography technologies in both hardware and software fields, innovative radiation exposure reduction measures, multidetector cardiac computed tomography functional studies, and their newer clinical applications beyond coronary computed tomography angiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014


  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Multidetector Computed Tomography
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Software Design
  • Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed
  • Journal Article
  • Review


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