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dc.contributor.authorSun, Zhonghua
dc.contributor.authorXu, L.
dc.identifier.citationSun, Z. and Xu, L. 2014. Coronary CT angiography in the quantitative assessment of coronary plaques. Biomedical Research International. 2014: Article ID 346380.

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.

dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.subjectdiagnostic accuracy
dc.subjectcoronary artery disease
dc.subjectatherosclerotic plaque
dc.subjectcoronary computed tomography angiography
dc.titleCoronary CT angiography in the quantitative assessment of coronary plaques
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleBiomedical Research International
curtin.departmentDepartment of Imaging and Applied Physics
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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