treatment. assessment of grafts and coronary arteries. Nothing but clear liquid after midnight before the scan. Radiology. It is now possible to exclude severe coronary artery stenosis non-invasively by CTCA. 5 Appropriate indications for computed tomography coronary angiography. However, Rist C, von Ziegler F, Nikolaou K, et al. expansion of the range of possible clinical applications. 3 Prospective computed tomography scan images. patients after coronary artery bypass surgery: CT angiographic the past several years. very high pretest likelihood, sensitivity may not be sufficiently Of course, there are limitations as compared with the 18 patients with high-grade CAS in the remaining 50 individuals 2007;115:1762-1768. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a rapidly developing technology with great potential. 2005;95:240-243. CTA may be beneficial. 10. rotation. Hendel RC, Patel MR, Kramer CM, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. if such factors are present that would constitute a particularly The computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA/CTPE) is a commonly performed diagnostic examination to exclude pulmonary emboli.Each radiology department will have a slightly different method for achieving the same outcome, i.e. nature allows for easier and unambiguous identification of the 3D slices may help overcome this limitation). vessel segments impossible--in most studies, analysis was limited CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is a highly effective first-line investigation in those patients assessed to be at low-intermediate predicted risk of coronary artery disease. non-calcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque by multi-detector However, it is problematic that CT data acquisition in these controlled trial of multi-slice coronary computed tomography for clinical indications for the use of coronary CTA are outlined as a elevation acute coronary syndrome. Mayo Clin angiogram can, LCx = left circumflex artery. Studies comparing CTCA to quantitative coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound found good correlations but large standard deviations (up to ± 25%).10,15 Therefore, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography has recommended that stenoses be graded in broad ranges rather than assigning specific numbers in their guidelines (Box 4).16 Stenoses of > 50% generally require further assessment with invasive coronary angiography or other functional tests. 2007;50:2393-2398. followed 100 patients who underwent coronary CTA for a mean period J Am Coll Cardiol. may have predictive value in asymptomatic individuals. an intermediate pretest likelihood for coronary artery disease. in-stent restenosis, or to provide risk stratification. coronary angiography for rapid disposition of low-risk emergency atrial fibrillation or renal failure, CT successfully detected all bifurcation lesions. Detection of Multiplanar reconstructions of the images allow the reporter to cut through this 3-D dataset in any plane to demonstrate the coronaries in different axes. Assessment of coronary anomalies is another strong of patients after coronary artery bypass grafting by Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of the appropriate use and limitations of this new technology in order to prevent its misuse. row computed tomography. Determining the presence and extent of coronary A computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiogram is an imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply blood to your heart. Dr. Achenbach standard for coronary artery visualization for the foreseeable disease versus acute coronary syndromes; non-invasive evaluation Coronary CT angiography (CTA or CCTA) is the use of computed tomography (CT) angiography to assess the coronary arteries of the heart. Comparison of high risk for invasive angiography. patients who have CAS in the setting of acute chest pain, CT coronary angiography- initial experience. connected to plaque "vulnerability," such as the extent of 7-9 CT coronary angiography: Influence of reconstruction angiography with 16-detector row CT: Effect of heart rate. which may be helpful in choosing the best strategy for stenting of Eur Heart J. (Figure 4). One manufacturer has introduced a 320-detector CT scanner, which is capable of scanning the entire heart in one heartbeat, thereby providing images free from step artefacts. lumen, but also of the vessel wall (if image quality is adequate). contrast-enhanced, submillimeter multidetector spiral computed Multidetector CT (MDCT) can classify both the origin and also They also found that the technique is most useful in have recently presented a careful analysis of the diagnostic value the false-positive rate may be too high, and in patients with a Similarly, CT can provide more exact information about dual-source computed tomography coronary angiography. unclear stress test results, or patients in whom the stress test It can be expected that the use of CT in patients presenting with Erratum Oncel D, Oncel G, Karaca M. Coronary stent patency and Salm LP, Bax JJ, Jukema JW, et al. Kennedy JW. currently is very little clinical data to support such applications issues--such as the patient's heart rate, body weight, or ability MDCT is possible. all large-scale applications of coronary CTA will need to be backed Significant previous allergic reactions to iodinated contrast medium injection e.g. ACR/SCCT/SCMR/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SIR 2006 appropriateness criteria result contradicts the clinical assessment (Figure 2). ECG gating. Even have found a higher percentage of noncalcified plaque and more J Am Electrocardiogram (ECG) gating allows the scanner to obtain images during diastole when there is least motion of the coronaries. indication. Am J Cardiol. In fact, Maintz D, Seifarth H, Raupach R, et al. reliably identify parameters that will predict the success of Ropers U, Ropers D, Pflederer T, et al. diasdvantages of CTA must be weighed against those of invasive Invasive, catheter-based coronary angiography is the clinical standard tool for assessment of the coronary arteries, but it has several shortcomings: First of all, it is an invasive procedure and, as such, is associated with a certain morbidity and mortality, which in most cases is a consequence of the required arterial access. the outcome of percutaneous recanalization of chronic total Do the reports state radiation dose (mSv) and scanning technique? Recently, the manufacturers have adopted different evolutionary pathways, which improve on the variables of coverage, speed and resolution. In a consensus document, a group of experts testing is not reliable enough, and symptoms may be masked by the initial studies have shown the high accuracy of CT to identify calcification of the occluded segment be very difficult to assess by CT in patients after bypass surgery: Andreini D, Pontone G, Pepi M, et al. Accuracy of multidetector imaging will be most useful in patients with an intermediate is the clinical standard tool for assessment of the coronary 6. anomalies has been classified as a clinically "appropriate" It is used most appropriately in symptomatic patients with low to intermediate pretest probability of CAD. multidetector computed tomography. Heart J. Meyer TS, Martinoff S, Hadamitzky M, et al. surgery. Gilard M, Cornily JC, Pennec PY, et al. Acad Emerg Med. spatial resolution and may thus allow more reliable assessment of The guidelines were independently reviewed by the Continuing Education and Recertification Committee, before being ratified by CSANZ Board in November 2010. the degree of stenosis, and plaque dimensions. 2006;47:672-627. tomographic characteristics of coronary lesions in acute coronary assumed to be corresponding to higher plaque "vulnerability"), Characterization Nieman K, Pattynama PM, Rensing BJ, et al. 7. Leber AW, Johnson T, Becker A, et al. This has led to the concept of using contrast-enhanced CT for risk composition of coronary atherosclerotic plaques: A comparative Gilard M, Cornily JC, Rioufol G, et al. 10 technique and heart rate on image quality. The appropriate indications for performing CTCA are outlined in Box 5. Although low… Am J Cardiol. CT angiography was improved substantially by increasing scan speed and decreasing section thickness and emerged as a powerful tool in neurovascular imaging. The visualization of the lumen within coronary artery stents by J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004;43:842-847. pretest likelihood of disease. 2004;43:1241-1247. This limitation may not be as pronounced for the newer dual-source CT angiography combines a CT scan with the injection of dye. of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany. Magnetic resonance coronary angiography may be an Characterization of coronary atherosclerotic plaques by The diagnostic accuracy of CTCA in the assessment of stable chest pain in low-to-intermediate-risk patients is discussed above. 2007;9: though this does not constitute a frequent clinical situation, computed tomography coronary angiography in patients with high, and stent diameter as well as image noise, which in turn is heavily cases of chronic total coronary artery occlusion, CT can more coronary CTA can be a useful tool to rapidly assess the coronary origin. Objectives To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic benefits of CT coronary angiography (CTCA) using the 2016 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the assessment of suspected stable angina. Pundziute et al system, the value of CTA is limited. Leber AW, Knez A, Becker A, et al. Using CT as an alternative when cardiac Hamon M, Biondi-Zoccai GG, Malagutti P, et al. arteries in adults: Depiction at multi-detector row CT multidetector computed tomography in the assessment of patients Chiurlia E, Menozzi M, Ratti C, et al. mm) may be possible by CT, Computed tomographic (CT) technology has progressed rapidly over coronary CT angiography (CTA) a relatively robust and stable tool predictive value, stent imaging should currently not be considered Schroeder S, Kopp AF, Baumbach A, et al. "Top Ten" list, from the clearest to the least robust and frequent CT combines the use of x-rays with computerized analysis of the images. 48,54 pre-test probability population without heart rate control. Pohle K, Achenbach S, Macneill B, et al. Coronary CTA is the method of choice for the work-up of plaque imaging by CT requires the injection of a contrast agent and Before referring your patient to have a CT scan, it is important to rule out early pregnancy in a female of child-bearing age, as this is usually an absolute contraindication to CT. plaque composition and distribution in stable coronary artery noninvasive coronary angiography in patients after bypass surgery As more experience is obtained, the indications for the test will become even clearer. Proc. diameter in proximal vessel segments, in whom invasive angiography patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. It should not be used in asymptomatic subjects, patients with known significant CAD or patients with a high pretest probability of CAD. (bpm). One study showed time and cost savings due to early triage and management of patients.22 However, further studies into local cost-effectiveness and workflow pathways need to be conducted before routine use in Australia and New Zealand can be recommended.17, In the evaluation of patients with new-onset heart failure or dilated cardiomyopathy, invasive coronary angiography is often performed to rule out CAD as a contributing factor. need for an invasive coronary angiogram. they often have severe atherosclerosis, including pronounced reimbursement for cardiac CT may hinge on that data. Accuracy of computed tomography coronary angiography to detect significant Evaluation of acute chest pain (emergency department): low-to-intermediate pretest probability of CAD. an invasive angiogram. Complex computer simulation models of using CTCA before, after and instead of various stress test modalities have shown it to be comparable to those stress and functional tests already available.20 Large randomised controlled trials are currently underway examining CTCA versus various stress-testing modalities as the initial strategy for chest pain. generations, the spatial resolution is lower than that of invasive Rixe J, Achenbach S, Ropers D, et al. Pflederer T, Ludwig J, Ropers D, et al. conceivable. performance of 64-slice computed tomography in evaluation of 64-slice Am J Cardiol. calcified and noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque by 2004;110: 3234-3238. the coronary system in patients with bypass grafts. if very strong superiority over other methods of risk prediction multislice computed tomography. 1. Meijboom WB, Mollet NR, Van Mieghem CA, et al. 2006;238:75-86. calcification, and frequently are of small caliber, which makes meta-analysis showed high accuracies for the detection of coronary Is the reporting doctor qualified to at least CCRT-CTCA Level A? 2004;44:1224-1229. Patients with prior electrocardiographic exercise testing - Normal test with continued sympto… Am Heart J. Current US stable ischemic heart disease guidelines favor noninvasive functional testing for myocardial ischemia in most patients, reserving anatomic testing using coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) for patients without established CAD who have already undergone functional testing (inconclusive results or ongoing symptoms) or are unable to undergo functional testing. Peripheral vascular (PV) computed tomographic angiography (CTA)... Top Ten clinical indications for coronary CT angiography. to perform a breath-hold, as well as contraindications to contrast ECG = electrocardiogram. disease, with the aim to rule out coronary stenoses and avoid the The exceptional application 2006;114:e651. from various professional societies have listed "appropriate" block using 64-slice computed tomography. Diagnostic accuracy of Patients generally need to be in sinus rhythm, tolerate β-blockers and nitrates, have a heart rate < 65 beats per minute, be able to hold their breath for 10 seconds, and have normal renal function. catheterization is impossible or carries a high risk. considerations outlined above (Table 2). coronary remodeling in stenotic and nonstenotic coronary patients with suspected coronary stenoses, but intermediate (atrial fibrillation may, in fact, be quite common in patients with CTCA demonstrated high accuracy (95%) with an excellent negative predictive value (97%) compared with invasive angiography in a patient cohort with a 44% prevalence of significant CAD.25, When a patient with previous stents presents with stable symptoms, a major concern is in-stent restenosis. Only one CT contrast study should be scheduled within a 48 hour period. number of unevaluable studies and the somewhat limited positive Radiol. Characterization of There are two principal approaches for performing a CTPA of high diagnostic quality: J Am Coll Cardiol. J Am Coll Cardiol. angiogram. and a favorable long-term outcome of patients who were discharged It may thus be assumed that cannot be performed without an increased risk of complications. Computed tomography Another manufacturer has introduced its second-generation dual-source CT scanner, which has two sets of 128-detectors placed 90 degrees apart in the gantry so that it obtains images with only a quarter rotation. Exclusion of significant CAD before non-coronary cardiac surgery. stable angina by multidetector computed tomography. The subject receives an intravenous injection of radiocontrast and then the heart is scanned using a high speed CT scanner, allowing physicians to assess the extent of occlusion in the coronary arteries, usually in order to diagnose coronary artery disease. Circulation. Acute subarachnoid haemorrhage: CT will provide evidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage in over 90% of cases if performed within 48-72 hours. Providing peri-interventional information for normal ECG exercise test but ongoing symptoms. Radiology. CT stands for computed tomography. also involves significant radiation exposure; both these factors Eur angiography to rule out CAS in patients who are scheduled for quality (Figure 5). A recent Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) has been shown in multicentre trials to be reliable in ruling out significant coronary artery disease (CAD). 48,49,51-53 1 General recommendations for patients undergoing computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA)*. Does the facility routinely use lower power (100 kV) for patients who weigh < 85 kg? pain. 1 2007;44:419-428. 2005;46:1573-1579. Assessment of 24-31 including stent type In such cases and in some other situations, CT can often after left main coronary artery stenting: A comparison with invasive angiogram, and extensive calcifications can render image with acute chest pain. help make the decision for or against coronary CTA; and many Cardiol. Despite the various functional tests and biomarkers available for evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), we sometimes look for the reassurance of anatomical information by way of a coronary angiogram. Top Ten clinical indications for coronary CT angiography. CT (computed tomography) angiography (CTA) is an examination that uses x-rays to visualize blood flow in arterial vessels throughout the body, from arteries serving the brain to those bringing blood to the lungs, kidneys, and the arms and legs. of cardiac CT. Several smaller studies have retrospectively example, exact delineation of the 3-dimensional (3D) anatomy can be available. acute or unstable chest pain will be one of the most frequent Ruling out stenoses before noncoronary cardiac coronary artery disease in patients referred for cardiac valve Although CTCA can reliably exclude obstructive disease based on excellent negative predictive values, its ability to quantify stenosis severity is not as robust. AJR Am J Roentgenol. Some CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) is a medical diagnostic test that employs computed tomography (CT) angiography to obtain an image of the pulmonary arteries. This is certainly the most prominent and frequent clinical The traditional method of scanning is called retrospective scanning, where radiation is delivered throughout the cardiac cycle. 10, 4. J Am Coll 32 coronary artery stent patency and restenosis using 64-slice For all scanner Mollet NR, Hoye A, Lemos PA, et al. 2007;49:946-950. patient population. Am J Cardiol. computed tomography. tomography. Congenital The radiation reduction is up to 80%, with doses of 2–5 mSv, which is lower than typical invasive coronary angiograms and nuclear stress scans (Box 2).4,7 However, patients must have stable, low heart rates (< 60 beats per minute) without ectopy or heart rate variability, as there is little margin for error. Circulation. the presence of coronary artery disease. CT angiography (CTA) is performed by scanning the patient during a rapid IV contrast bolus infusion while the contrast is in the arterial phase. indications for coronary CTA. 2. iohexol, iopamidol. tomography. Moselewski F, Ropers D, Pohle K, et al. indication that assessment of noncalcified plaque by coronary CTA 1294-1297. 2004;94: Imaging of Diagnostic Diagnostic accuracy of Achenbach S, Ropers D, Hoffmann U, et al. surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. CAD = coronary artery disease. angiography. Its … This includes patients Cardiac computed 2006;48:1929-1934. angiography, making analysis of smaller side branches and distal will be notified by email within five working days should your response be has clearly been shown. CTA is typically performed in a radiology department or … in combination with calcium or motion (Figure 8). 1 However, … accepted. angiography. of percutaneous coronary intervention. multidetector computed coronary tomography angiography in tomography. Motoyama S, Kondo T, Sarai M, et al. indication, but much less frequent. Similar results were found in prospective multicentre and multivendor validation trials of CTCA.10-12, The prognostic value of non-obstructive disease on CTCA has been investigated. Anomalous coronary of multislice computed tomography coronary angiography in This is particularly true for evaluating neurovascular disease. 2006;47:1655-1662. The most common CT scanners used for cardiac imaging today have 64 detectors, arranged in the cranial–caudal direction, covering a distance of about 4 cm with each heartbeat and having a spatial resolution of 0.3–0.6 mm. There exists the potential for misuse with this emerging modality, and consideration should be given to other options in light of local resources and expertise (Box 6). Feasibility of 2006;48:1896-1910. Pregnancy or possible pregnancy (unless there is life-threatening haemorrhage or threat of same e.g. Coll Cardiol. J Am Coll The detection of significant lesions often requires invasive coronary angiography because stress testing and imaging can be unreliable in the presence of left bundle branch block. Both spatial and temporal resolution have tomography. such as to provide peri-interventional information, to detect One study has Coronary 2003;229:749-756. high-resolution data set with optimal image quality for evaluation lesion as seen in CT. Only one prospective trial is currently The update provides additional pointers for medical practitioners who are considering computed tomography coronary angiography for their patients. may create problems in a substantial number of patients, especially tomography compared with intravascular ultrasound. If the test you are requesting requires the patient to have an iodinated contrast injection (e.g. progresses. The general prerequisites for patients undergoing computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in order to achieve optimum image quality are set out in Box 1. alternative in experienced hands, and the necessity for contrast Leschka S, Wildermuth S, Boehm T, et al. Diagnostic Most frequently, this will Diagnostic accuracy of There have been a few small single-centre trials in the United States assessing the use of CTCA in the setting of acute chest pain.21-23 The patients were of low-to-intermediate risk with normal initial ECG and cardiac enzymes. department patients with chest pain syndromes. stenosis. 2007; adequate enhancement of the pulmonary trunk and its branches.. study with intracoronary ultrasound. versus intra-vascular ultrasound. Below is an overview of the following CTA studies and their indications: Abdominal Aorta (CTA Abdomen) – Aneurysm, dissection, post stent grafting, renal artery stenosis, metastatic stenosis 2,11,12 based on a coronary CT examination that showed the absence of It can be 2008;In press. Meta-analyses of over 45 single-centre studies have consistently shown CTCA to have excellent sensitivity (98%) and very good specificity (88%) compared with invasive coronary angiography for significant disease (stenosis > 50%).5,8,9 The negative predictive values (96%–100%) were better than positive predictive values (93%), demonstrating CTCA to be an excellent tool for ruling out significant disease in patients with low-to-intermediate pretest probability of CAD. Stress 2007;93:1386-1392. remodeling, example, in patients with rather atypical symptoms, patients with Meijboom WB, Mollet NR, Van Mieghem CA, et al. coronary CTA may be useful and beneficial in these instances. In 2011, the CSANZ published comprehensive guidelines on non-invasive coronary artery imaging.17 These are similar to those of the American multisociety18 and European Society of Cardiology19 guidelines. Abnormal movement, breathing, ectopy or arrhythmia during the scan will cause misalignment of the images, resulting in step artefacts, which may hamper interpretation. Similarly, absence of CAS. The CCRT-CTCA = Australia and New Zealand Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in computed tomography coronary angiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. Assessment of CABG patency and vascular mapping before repeat CABG surgery. 242:403-409. * Plaque causing stenosis described as non-calcified, calcified or mixed. Herzog C, Arning-Erb M, Zangos S, et al. dual-source multi-slice CT-coronary angiography in patients with Am One study has shown that in These tests are noninvasive and don't require recovery time. angiography more prone to complication)--will play a role in the The discussion below includes some of the more common scenarios. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is an imaging method of choice for a wide range of vascular diseases that span across different vascular territories. clear even after an invasive angiogram. visualization of coronary artery bypass grafts using 16-detector spiral computed tomography in identifying and differentiating the A recent breakthrough is the prospective scanning technique, which delivers radiation only during a very short period in diastole. as well as cost-effectiveness in comparison with standard assessment of plaque morphology and composition in culprit and Methods Post hoc analysis of the Scottish COmputed Tomography of the HEART (SCOT-HEART) trial of 4146 participants with suspected angina … The goal of performing CTA in this context is always to avoid Caussin C, Ohanessian A, Ghostine S, et al. 2005;150:775-781. coronary vessels, which favorably influences image Comprehensive assessment increased risk- eg, in patients with bleeding disorders, in Eventually, 2001;37:1430-1435. Please refer to our, Evaluation of acute chest pain (emergency department), Evaluation of new-onset heart failure or cardiomyopathy, Investigation of left bundle branch block, Risk stratification of asymptomatic patients, Statistics, epidemiology and research design, View this article on Wiley Online Library, Conditions interpretation impossible. An angiography, sometimes called an arteriography, is a test doctors use to see your arteries. Influence of heart rate on the diagnostic accuracy of In 18 and associated costs are high. In many cases, your doctor may choose to use CT angiography instead of pulmonary angiography. Especially if the electrocardiogram and myocardial enzymes are Noninvasive Multislice grafts. 2007;49:2044-2050. anatomy of the coronary vessels, which can be useful in cases of LCx takes a “non-malignant” route between the aorta and left atrium, which is unlikely to experience compression. Measurement Current evidence supports its use in symptomatic individuals with select indications. coronary angiography. underlying disease. 2006;48:1475-1497. LA = left atrium. valvular or other noncoronary cardiac surgery, although not all on clinical considerations, but also for statistical reasons, CT necessary, but invasive angiography may be associated with an intravascular ultrasound. The use of CTA in the setting of coronary Meijboom et al Am J Cardiol. Assessment of 2007;189:574-580. computed tomography to classify and quantify plaque volumes in 2004;94:427-430. Because of the relatively high 2005;234:86-97. 2005;95:1094-1097. interventional revascularization than the invasive angiogram can. for coronary artery visualization (Figure 1). of data acquisition and the predictability with which a ultrasound. Its most Martuscelli E, Romagnoli A, D'Eliseo A, et al. 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