Coronary artery anomalies are uncommon entities that may be associated with sudden death. Because of its 2-D projection imaging nature, conventional X-ray coronary angiography may not accurately delineate the origins and course of aberrant coronary arteries with respect to the great vessels. Non-invasive, cross-sectional imaging techniques such as coronary CT angiography and magnetic resonance angiography are increasingly used in clinical practice to diagnose coronary artery anomalies. Although this study reviews coronary artery anatomy and selected anomalies as seen with true fast imaging with steady-state precession magnetic resonance angiography, the information provided is equally applicable to electrocardiogram-gated coronary CT angiography.
- Coronary vessel anomalies
- Magnetic resonance imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging