Which functional technique should be applied to non-invasive cardiac CT angiography to obtain the most accurate and reliable diagnosis of coronary artery disease? Prof. Loewe will be answering this question in this month’s review which provides a careful analysis of the pros and cons of CT myocardial perfusion imaging and CT-derived fractional flow reserve, before eventually presenting us with a very interesting and promising conclusion.
The properties and limitations of these imaging techniques are also illustrated in the two selected articles proposed in this Newsletter: a retrospective analysis and a review, respectively, that evaluate and compare the current evidence on their diagnostic performance.
Finally, the three clinical cases selected from the mdct.net archive highlight the capability of coronary CT angiography and of contrast enhancement in identifying coronary artery defects and severe stenosis in daily practice.
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From the mdct.net team