Errors in MDCT Coronary Angiography

  • Vitaliano Buffa
  • Carlo Nicola De Cecco
  • Vittorio Miele


Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography is an accurate, cost-effective, and safe imaging technique in coronary evaluation. An increasing amount of evidence supports the role of MDCT in cardiac protocols, especially with the broad availability of a new generation of scanners. The improved accuracy and safety of MDCT has reduced the need for catheter-based coronary angiography, which in addition to patient-safety benefits is likely to achieve overall cost savings in the diagnostic pathway.


Coronary Angiography Calcify Plaque Multiplanar Reformation Elevated Heart Rate Diagnostic Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitaliano Buffa
    • 1
  • Carlo Nicola De Cecco
    • 2
  • Vittorio Miele
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Radiology“San Camillo-Forlanini” HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiological, Oncological and Pathological SciencesSapienza University of RomePolo Pontino, LatinaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Emergency Radiology“San Camillo” HospitalRomeItaly

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