Clinical situations in which coronary CT angiography confers superior diagnostic information compared with coronary angiography


Kantarci M., Doganay S., KARÇAALTINCABA M., KARABULUT N., Erol M. K., YALÇIN A., ...More

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.18, no.3, pp.261-269, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

In this review, we aimed to outline the clinical and pathological conditions for which multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography (MDCT-CA) should be the preferred method because of its advantages over conventional coronary angiography (CCA). A consistent body of literature suggests that MDCT-CA is more than just complementary to CCA and that it provides more valuable diagnostic information in certain clinical situations, such as complex coronary artery variations, aorto-ostial lesions, follow-up of bypass grafts, myocardial bridging, coronary artery fistulas, aortic and coronary artery dissections, and cases in which the coronary ostia cannot be cannulated by a catheter because of massive atherosclerosis or extremely tortuous vascular structures.