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Incidental Findings on CT Angiography and How to Manage Them

  • Seung Min Yoo
  • Hwa Yeon Lee
  • Charles S. WhiteEmail author
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Part of the Contemporary Medical Imaging book series (CMI)

Abstract

The primary reason for performing coronary CT angiography (CTA) is to diagnose coronary artery disease, and interpreting physicians should focus on identifying abnormalities in the coronary arteries. However, neighboring organs such as the central portions of either lung, mediastinum, aorta, esophagus, upper abdominal organs, and thoracic skeleton are included in the examination, whether using a restricted field of view for the evaluation of coronary arteries or a full field of view image. Therefore, interpreting physicians regardless of subspecialty should take care not to overlook important extracardiac incidental findings and understand how to manage them properly. This chapter will focus on these issues.

Keywords

Cardiac CT angiography Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) Extracardiac findings Incidental findings on CT angiography CT angiography incidental findings 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seung Min Yoo
    • 1
  • Hwa Yeon Lee
    • 2
  • Charles S. White
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCHA University Bundang Medical CenterBundangSouth Korea
  2. 2.Smile Radiologic ClinicSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA

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