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Noninvasive Coronary Imaging in the New Millennium: A Comparison of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Techniques
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1 Thoraxcenter,Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 Department of Radiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2002, 3(2), 77–84;
Published: 30 June 2002
Until recently, visualization of the coronary arteries was the sole domain of catheterbased x-ray angiography. In an effort to detect and assess coronary artery disease noninvasively, magnetic resonance imaging, electron beam computed tomography, and multislice spiral computed tomography have emerged as potential modalities. Besides visualization of the vessel lumen, these techniques may be capable of imaging and characterizing atherosclerotic plaques. None of these techniques are yet routinely used, but considering the pace of the technical advancements, clinically reliable noninvasive coronary angiography can be expected in the coming years.
Noninvasive imaging
Computed tomography
Magnetic resonance imaging
Coronary artery disease
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