Tomodensitométrie cardiaque : indications et perspectives

Translated title of the contribution: Cardiac computed tomography: Indications and perspectives

Jean Pierre Laissy, Ramin Bazeli, Jean Michel Serfaty

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Abstract

The increased number of detectors on CT systems has improved spatial resolution, which is becoming close to that of coronary angiography. Simultaneously, manufacturers are working hard at improving temporal resolution, so that uninterpretable cardiac CT examinations will progressively diappear. Cardiac CT scanners are used primarily to rule out coronary disease in patients with a low cardiovascular risk but must also be able to perform thoracic and cardiac computed tomography. Assessment of bypass graft patency, analysis of ventricular function, myocardial diseases (ischemic or not), valvular disease, diagnosis of chest pain in the emergency department - all can be studied perfectly with this technique. In the near future analysis of the composition of coronary plaque and its monitoring during statin treatment will also become possible.

Translated title of the contributionCardiac computed tomography: Indications and perspectives
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)724-731
Number of pages8
JournalPresse Medicale
Volume37
Issue number4 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Internal Medicine

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