HomeNewsContrast-enhanced coronary CT angiography performed with dual-source photon-counting detector reduces the degree of maximal stenosis and rate of invasive coronary angiography recommendations compared to examinations using whole heart coverage energy-integrating detector

Contrast-enhanced coronary CT angiography performed with dual-source photon-counting detector reduces the degree of maximal stenosis and rate of invasive coronary angiography recommendations compared to examinations using whole heart coverage energy-integrating detector

    A retrospective study investigated the clinical efficiency of contrast-enhanced coronary CT angiography (CCTA) performed using either the recently introduced dual-source photon-counting detector (PCD-CT) or a conventional whole heart coverage energy-integrating detector (EID-CT). The rate of maximal stenosis and invasive coronary angiography recommendations was lower in patients who underwent PCD-CT compared to those who underwent EID-CT CCTA, especially in individuals with extensive coronary calcification.