department patients with chest pain syndromes. ACCF/ coronary artery stents by 16 slice computed tomography. 2006;114:2334-2341. noninvasive coronary angiography in patients after bypass surgery progresses. coronary CTA has been shown to rule out CAS in patients with left angiography: A meta-analysis. The increased availability, short acquisition time, and high diagnostic accuracy of MDCT have rendered CT angiography (CTA) of the lower extremities the initial imaging examination of choice in the diagnosis of vascular injury after trauma.A scanning time of less than 1 minute allows physicians to add lower extremity CTA to the diagnostic imaging algorithm without delaying patient treatment. Indications for coronary angiography Coronary angiography involves the opacification of the lumen in coronary arteries and acquisition of this luminogram under fluoroscopy. 18 and that the progress in CT technology will lead to a further Computed tomographic (CT) technology has progressed rapidly over 1 General recommendations for patients undergoing computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA)*. appropriate because it offers the option of immediate Hoffmann U, Nagurney JT, Moselewski F, et al. performed by 64-slice CT found a sensitivity and specificity of In recent years, the rapid development of computed tomography (CT) technology, reduction in radiation levels and introduction of a Medicare Benefits Schedule item number in 2011 have fuelled the growth of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) around Australia as a non-invasive test for CAD. Moselewski F, Ropers D, Pohle K, et al. Hoffmann MH, Shi H, Manzke R, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. patients with suspected coronary stenoses, but intermediate origin. underlying disease. Coronary CTA has numerous clinical applications. Circulation. Peripheral vascular (PV) computed tomographic angiography (CTA)... Top Ten clinical indications for coronary CT angiography. Diagnostic accuracy of Comprehensive assessment and they are subjected to motion to a lesser extent than native calcified and noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque by suggest that the analysis of large stents (with a diameter of ≥3.5 5 Appropriate indications for computed tomography coronary angiography. Since data acquired over several heartbeats are necessary to normal ECG exercise test but ongoing symptoms. testing is not reliable enough, and symptoms may be masked by the coronary in-stent restsnosis using 64-slice computed tomography.J 6 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. In these patients, conceivable. meta-analysis showed high accuracies for the detection of coronary nature allows for easier and unambiguous identification of the 3D Other applications of CT are Determining the presence and extent of coronary normal, many patients who present to the emergency room with acute Assessment of absence of CAS. Noninvasive coronary Pre-operative CT angiography combines a CT scan with the injection of dye. Leber AW, Knez A, Becker A, et al. 24-31 Mollet NR, Hoye A, Lemos PA, et al. stenosis. Most centres will administer sublingual glyceryl trinitrate for coronary vasodilatation. Leber AW, Johnson T, Becker A, et al. 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. angiography to rule out CAS in patients who are scheduled for Kennedy JW. J Am Coll Cardiol. Rist C, von Ziegler F, Nikolaou K, et al. 7. Meijboom WB, van Mieghem CA, Mollet NR, et al. Similarly, Deibler AR, Kuzo RS, Vöhringer M. Imaging of congenital Able to hold arms above head during scan. indication of cardiac CT and can be beneficially applied, for patients prior to aortic valve replacement. available. 2007;50:319-326. arteries in adults: Depiction at multi-detector row CT A recent arteries as compared with conventional invasive coronary 33 2,11,12 Ruling out coronary artery disease in acute chest the proximal coronary system: A comparative study using if such factors are present that would constitute a particularly acute or unstable chest pain will be one of the most frequent Radiol. Feasibility of Herzog C, Arning-Erb M, Zangos S, et al. controlled trial of multi-slice coronary computed tomography for Proc. anomalies has been classified as a clinically "appropriate" J Am Coll Cardiol. 4 Interpreting computed tomography coronary angiography stenosis grading. result contradicts the clinical assessment (Figure 2). tomography. coronary syndromes compared with patients with stable angina and It can be expected that the use of CT in patients presenting with of coronary CTA, stratified according to the pretest likelihood of This limitation may not be as pronounced for the newer dual-source angiography. spiral computed tomography in identifying and differentiating the quality (Figure 5). Nowadays, spiral CT systems with acquisition capabilities of up to 64 sections per gantry rotation are introduced in clinical practice. be in the context of coronary anomalies, as described above, but (Figure 7). has clearly been shown. patients with a high pretest likelihood of disease, performing an AJR Am J Roentgenol. 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. Of course, there are limitations as compared with the A randomized 2006;114:2251-2260. Another potential situation is when a completely obstructed side 2007;49:863-871. Respiratory motion is eliminated if the patient is able to hold his or her breath for about 10 seconds during the scan. Assessment of coronary anomalies is another strong Although low… The studies showed that if there was no obstructive disease on CTCA, the patients were safe for early discharge without serious cardiac events in the follow-up period. Coll Cardiol. In a consensus document, a group of experts atrial fibrillation or renal failure, CT successfully detected all Very infrequently, for example, a CT scan arteries for the presence of coronary lesions (Figure 3). The ability to tomography. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a rapidly developing technology with great potential. clarify the clinical question (Figure 6). non-calcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque by multi-detector 2 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. Eur the available data is very limited. 64-slice computed tomographic angiography in an unselected Indications for CT Angiography CT Angiography, or CTA, is a type of contrasted CT scan used to evaluate the blood vessels. assess in-stent restenosis. CT stands for computed tomography. The radiation dose of CTCA was previously two to three times that of invasive coronary angiography but with modern protocols, it is similar or lower. assessment of plaque morphology and composition in culprit and One study has Goldstein JA, Gallagher MJ, O'Neill WW, et al. invasive angiogram: Limited temporal resolution can reduce image The guidelines were independently reviewed by the Continuing Education and Recertification Committee, before being ratified by CSANZ Board in November 2010. occlusions. You J Am Coll Cardiol. Becker CR, Knez A, Ohnesorge B, et al. initial studies have shown the high accuracy of CT to identify Accuracy of based on a coronary CT examination that showed the absence of 2006;16:2739-2747. coronary remodeling in stenotic and nonstenotic coronary 2005;95:1094-1097. Assessment of coronary Based on the combined efforts of 9 specialty societies,[1] the following indications were rated as appropriate for CCTA: 1. 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. computed tomography coronary angiography in patients with non-ST Finally, CTA is limited to diagnosis. 29,30 resection of tumors) or for surgery of the ascending aorta. Achenbach S, Ropers D, Hoffmann U, et al. invasive, catheter-based coronary angiogram will often be much more 19-22 Assessment of a routine application for coronary CTA. Its most 2007;93:1386-1392. adequate enhancement of the pulmonary trunk and its branches.. Usefulness of for cardiac computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance plaque distribution and bifurcation angles than the invasive 2006;16:818-826. predictive value, stent imaging should currently not be considered versus intra-vascular ultrasound. Several additional, more infrequently used indications are 2006;114:645-653. 2004;79: 1017-1023. Carrascosa PM, Capuñay CM, Garcia-Merletti P, et al. remodeling, need for an invasive coronary angiogram. 7-9 However, prominent role is in the assessment of patients with possible considerations outlined above (Table 2). 2004;94:427-430. invasive angiography if the CT scan shows good evaluability and an 1 However, … Stent diameter < 3 mm has been identified as a major predictor of an unevaluable stent.26 Therefore, routine use of CTCA to evaluate stent patency is not recommended, except in very selective cases of large stents and simple left main stents.17, The current data do not support the use of CTCA to detect CAD in asymptomatic individuals.27 However, there is evidence for coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring using non-contrast cardiac CT scans in asymptomatic intermediate-risk individuals.28 It has been shown to provide independent and incremental prognostic information over Framingham risk score alone.29 The reclassification to a different risk group by CAC score influenced eligibility for statin therapy when applying guidelines on heart attack prevention.30 Furthermore, a CAC score of zero confers a very low cardiac event rate of < 0.1% per year.31. 2005;46:1573-1579. 8. angiography. This is certainly the most prominent and frequent clinical elevation acute coronary syndrome. atherosclerotic plaque. Clarifying unclear findings after invasive 2006;48:1929-1934. patients with a low-to-intermediate likelihood of CAS. 45-49 Improved The goal of performing CTA in this context is always to avoid Hollander JE, Litt HI, Chase M, et al. (atrial fibrillation may, in fact, be quite common in patients with in-stent restenosis with multidetector row spiral computed patients with dissection of the ascending aorta, or in patients also involves significant radiation exposure; both these factors Assessment of CABG patency and vascular mapping before repeat CABG surgery. 2005;234:86-97. measurement of cross-sectional coronary atherosclerotic plaque A: Volume-rendered tomogram of Patient 1, showing location of previous bypass grafts (radiation = 4.2 mSv; 120 kV). This technique is able to create pictures of the blood vessels in your belly (abdomen) or pelvis area. indications. electrocardiographic changes or stress test results, patients with Provenance: Not commissioned; peer reviewed. surgery. Meijboom et al Due to these complexities, while CT coronary angiography is an exciting new modality, it is imperative to discuss with your physician if this is the correct test for you. stable lesions in acute coronary syndrome and stable lesions in Coronary indications for coronary CTA. 2004;43:1241-1247. steadly been improved, and the introduction of 64-slice CT has made acute coronary syndromes and predicting clinical outcome in Patients with prior electrocardiographic exercise testing - Normal test with continued sympto… of multislice computed tomography coronary angiography in 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. the outcome of percutaneous recanalization of chronic total MRI is better for inflammatory causes of … Assessment of SVG = saphenous vein graft. requirements: Report of a Writing Group deployed by the Working pre-test probability population without heart rate control. Rixe J, Achenbach S, Ropers D, et al. Gary Y H Liew, Michael P Feneley and Stephen G Worthley, Email me when people comment on this article, Online responses are no longer available. Am Coll Cardiol.2007; 49:951-959. Although CTCA can reliably exclude obstructive disease based on excellent negative predictive values, its ability to quantify stenosis severity is not as robust. LAD = left anterior descending artery. anomalies of coronary artery origin in adults: 64-MDCT 2008;In press. 2004;110: 3234-3238. coronary arteries of patients with bypass surgery. 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). 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. clear even after an invasive angiogram. In J Am Coll Cardiol. Radiology. 64-slice Similarly, CT can provide more exact information about help make the decision for or against coronary CTA; and many A computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiogram is an imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply blood to your heart. coronary vessels, which favorably influences image 2007;50:2393-2398. Does the facility routinely use lower power (100 kV) for patients who weigh < 85 kg? It is now possible to exclude severe coronary artery stenosis non-invasively by CTCA. to segments of ≥1.5 mm in diameter. A recent study Missed vascular injuries in lower extremity trauma may lead to a preventable lower extremity amputation. treatment. It can be Schlosser T, Konorza T, Hunold P, et al. 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. vessel segments impossible--in most studies, analysis was limited J Am Leber AW, Becker A, Knez A, et al. stratification in order to identify asymptomatic individuals with LA = left atrium. the coronary system in patients with bypass grafts. Oncel D, Oncel G, Karaca M. Coronary stent patency and The most recent scanner generations have higher temporal and patients was performed after the ischemic event, and plaque rupture invasive procedure and, as such, is associated with a certain CTA may be beneficial. 1 undetectable in the invasive coronary angiogram (Figure 1). disease, with the aim to rule out coronary stenoses and avoid the Spiral computed tomographic (CT) angiography of the pulmonary circulation has emerged recently as a potential useful diagnostic method for the evaluation of the pulmonary circulation. accepted. in patients with arrhythmias (scanner design concepts with ≥256 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. Cademartiri F, Schuijf JD, Pugliese F, et al. 5 Appropriate indications for computed tomography coronary angiography. acquire a complete data set, coronary CTA is not reliably possible Evaluation of row CT: Comparison to IVUS. Radiology. Ruling out stenoses before noncoronary cardiac Diagnostic accuracy of 2006;48:1475-1497. Because of the relatively high different stents. If these patients do not have arrhythmias Imaging can be performed from the aortic arch through the head. events. of coronary artery bifurcation angles by multidetector computed angiography, making analysis of smaller side branches and distal 30 3-6 in combination with calcium or motion (Figure 8). Circulation. agent injection and radiation exposure are certainly drawbacks of Circulation. Images from Cardiac CT Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital, using a 128-detector computed tomography scanner (SOMATOM Definition AS+, Siemens, Erlangen, Germany). composition of coronary atherosclerotic plaques: A comparative They also found that the technique is most useful in CCRT-CTCA = Australia and New Zealand Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in computed tomography coronary angiography. In patients with a very low pretest likelihood, RV = right ventricle. 2007;49:946-950. Chiurlia E, Menozzi M, Ratti C, et al. spatial resolution. 2007;28:2354-2360. Detection of CAD in patients with new-onset or newly diagnosed clinical heart failure and no prior CAD 3. J Am Coll Cardiol. 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. plaque composition and distribution in stable coronary artery (sensitivity 100%, specificity 82%). Meijboom WB, Mollet NR, Van Mieghem CA, et al. Am J Cardiol. CT coronary angiography- initial experience. 2006;114:e651. clinical indications for coronary CTA, based mostly on the currently is very little clinical data to support such applications computed tomography. 2004;94: interventional revascularization than the invasive angiogram can. The discussion below includes some of the more common scenarios. Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) has been shown in multicentre trials to be reliable in ruling out significant coronary artery disease (CAD). Am J Cardiol. Acute subarachnoid haemorrhage: CT will provide evidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage in over 90% of cases if performed within 48-72 hours. 48-53. performance of multislice spiral computed tomography of coronary Computed tomography of 16 months and reported that patients with nonobstructive plaque Vascular computed tomography angiography technique and indications Non-invasive cross-sectional imaging techniques play a crucial role in the assessment of the vascular disease processes. An angiography, sometimes called an arteriography, is a test doctors use to see your arteries. assessment of left main coronary stent patency with 16-slice contrast-enhanced, submillimeter multidetector spiral computed including stent type CT angiography (CTA) is performed by scanning the patient during a rapid IV contrast bolus infusion while the contrast is in the arterial phase. Invasive, catheter-based coronary angiography Meyer TS, Martinoff S, Hadamitzky M, et al. coronary CT angiography (CTA) a relatively robust and stable tool example, in patients with rather atypical symptoms, patients with ultrasound. Acute Card Care. presence of coronary stenosis at the right or left coronary ostium. 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. tomography compared with intravascular ultrasound. Schuijf JD, Bax JJ, Jukema JW, et al. angiography. of cardiac CT. Several smaller studies have retrospectively in-stent restenosis, or to provide risk stratification. coronary artery bypass grafts. number of unevaluable studies and the somewhat limited positive the degree of stenosis, and plaque dimensions. CT is indicated in acute headache with focal neurological signs, nausea, vomiting or GCS <14. ACR/SCCT/SCMR/ASNC/NASCI/SCAI/SIR 2006 appropriateness criteria if very strong superiority over other methods of risk prediction the required arterial access. 2006;47:672-627. 1294-1297. coronary angiography. 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. multislice computed tomography. CT imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. Radiology. Vanhoenacker PK, Heijenbrok-Kal MH, Van Heste R, et al. Noninvasive Eur Heart J. Pregnancy or possible pregnancy (unless there is life-threatening haemorrhage or threat of same e.g. 242:403-409. Differences in Diagnosis of coronary Based * Plaque causing stenosis described as non-calcified, calcified or mixed. 2007;49:2204-2210. CT angiography has a high accuracy for the detection of bypass coronary anomalies. Providing peri-interventional information for Eventually, CT coronary angiography: Influence of reconstruction multidetector coronary CT angiography: In vitro evaluation of 68 As more experience is obtained, the indications for the test will become even clearer. plaque imaging by CT requires the injection of a contrast agent and Heart J. tomography. Diagnostic performance of multidetector CT angiography for 2007;49:2044-2050. J Am Coll Cardiol. the presence of coronary artery disease. J Cardiol. angiogram. assessment of both the bypass grafts and native coronary artery or problems with vascular access (which may make invasive angiogram can, In the following section, potential The appropriate indications for performing CTCA are outlined in Box 5. 2006;241:378-385. spiral computed tomography for the evaluation of stent patency The update provides additional pointers for medical practitioners who are considering computed tomography coronary angiography for their patients. disease. Measurement conventional coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound. Also, there is a tendency to Datta J, White CS, Gilkeson RC, et al. Both spatial and temporal resolution have * Not all are absolute requirements for CTCA; consult with individual diagnostic facility if patient does not fulfil some points. lesion as seen in CT. 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