Normal variations and anatomic pitfalls that may mimic diseases on coronary CT angiography

  • Eun Young Kim
  • Jong Heon Park
  • Yeon Hyeon Choe
  • Sang-Chol Lee
Original Paper


The aim of this study was to review the normal variations and anatomic pitfalls that may mimic diseases on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), based on an echocardiographic correlation. Diverse normal variations and anatomic pitfalls of the heart can be misinterpreted as pathologic processes on radiologic examination. Awareness of normal variations and anatomic pitfalls during CCTA will help avoid misinterpretation of CCTA findings.


Normal variation Coronary computed tomography angiography Multi-detector computed tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eun Young Kim
    • 1
  • Jong Heon Park
    • 2
  • Yeon Hyeon Choe
    • 2
  • Sang-Chol Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGachon University Gil HospitalIncheonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea
  3. 3.Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulKorea

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