The possibility of using subtraction MSCT-coronary angiography in the diagnosis of changes in the coronary arteries with massive calcification and the presence of stents

The possibility of using subtraction MSCT-coronary angiography in the diagnosis of changes in the coronary arteries with massive calcification and the presence of stents

Goncharenko D.N., Bakhtiozin R.F., Fedotenkov I.S., Surmava A.E.

In recent years, significant technological advances have been noted in computed tomography, which has led to an increase in the quality of imaging of multislice computed tomographic coronary angiography (MSCT-CG).It is well known that massive calcification and the presence of stents in the arteries leads to a decrease in the quality of images, the appearance of false positive conclusions about stenosis or make it impossible to visualize the arteries. The newly developed subtraction algorithm can significantly reduce the severity of these artifacts.

This literature review presents an analysis of data from currently available research investigating the possibilities of using subtraction MSCT-CG.

1 - Sechenov University.

2 - A.L. Myasnikov Russian Cardiology Research Center.

3 - Canon Medical

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Moscow, Russia.

 

Keywords: computed tomography, coronary angiography, coronary calcifications, subtraction, stent, coronary artery disease


Corresponding author:  Goncharenko D.N., e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript

 

For citation: Goncharenko D.N., Bakhtiozin R.F., Fedotenkov I.S., Surmava A.E. The possibility of using subtraction MSCT-coronary angiography in the diagnosis of changes in the coronary arteries with massive calcification and the presence of stents. REJR 2019; 9(2):213-219. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2019-9-2-213-219.

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Received:        03.03.19 Accepted:       14.06.19