CCTA shown to improve plaque identification

11/26/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Coronary CT angiography can detect significant plaque in infarct-related arteries of patients with acute myocardial infarction whose conventional angiography findings are normal, according to research published in Circulation. "Coronary angiography is the gold standard for evaluating coronary stenosis, but it only images the lumen contour of coronary vessels and does not provide any information concerning the vessel wall and plaques," the researchers wrote.

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