Filippo Cademartiri, MD, PhD




64-slice scanners build case for coronary CTA

August 18, 2005

Research focused on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease is progressing rapidly.1 Radiology has always played a central diagnostic role, particularly in the coronary vessels. A technique for selectively catheterizing the coronary arteries was developed in 1959, and conventional x-ray coronary angiography is still considered the gold standard for detecting coronary artery disease.2