Coronary CT angiography in the quantitative assessment of coronary plaques
MetadataShow full item record
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has been recently evaluated for its ability to assess coronary plaque characteristics, including plaque composition. Identification of the relationship between plaque composition by CCTA and patient clinical presentations may provide insight into the pathophysiology of coronary artery plaque, thus assisting identification of vulnerable plaques which are associated with the development of acute coronary syndrome. CCTA-generated 3D visualizations allow evaluation of both coronary lesions and lumen changes, which are considered to enhance the diagnostic performance of CCTA. The purpose of this review is to discuss the recent developments that have occurred in the field of CCTA with regard to its diagnostic accuracy in the quantitative assessment of coronary plaques, with a focus on the characterization of plaque components and identification of vulnerable plaques.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Coronary ct angiography in heavily calcified coronary arteries: Improvement of coronary lumen visualization and coronary stenosis assessment with image postprocessing methodsSun, Zhonghua; Ng, C.; Xu, L.; Fan, Z.; Lei, J. (2015)To compare the diagnostic value of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with use of 2 image postprocessing methods (CCTA_S) and (CCTA_OS) and original data (CCTA_O) for the assessment of heavily calcified plaques. Fifty patients ...
An investigation of correlation between left coronary bifurcation angle and hemodynamic changes in coronary stenosis by coronarycomputed tomography angiography-derived computational fluid dynamicsSun, Zhonghua; Chaichana, T. (2017)Background: To investigate the correlation between left coronary bifurcation angle and coronary stenosis as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)-generated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis ...
Virtual Intravascular Endoscopy Visualization of Calcified Coronary Plaques: A Novel Approach of Identifying Plaque Features for More Accurate Assessment of Coronary Lumen StenosisXu, L.; Sun, Zhonghua (2015)This study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of using 3D virtual intravascular endoscopy (VIE) as a novel approach for characterization of calcified coronary plaques with the aim of differentiating superficial ...