Plaque quantification by coronary computed tomography angiography using intravascular ultrasound as a reference standard: a comparison between standard and last generation computed tomography scanners

Uno scanner CT di ultima generazione può migliorare la valutazione del volume della placca coronarica rispetto alI'IVUS? (Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 May 15)

20 Maggio Mag 2019 5 months ago
  • Conte E, Mushtaq S, Pontone G, Li Piani L, Ravagnani P, Galli S, Collet C, Sonck J, Di Odoardo L, Guglielmo M, Baggiano A, Trabattoni D, Annoni A, Mancini ME, Formenti A, Muscogiuri G, Fiorentini C, Bartorelli AL, Pepi M, Montorsi P, Andreini D

The emerging role of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) as a non-invasive tool for atherosclerosis evaluation is supported by data reporting a good correlation between CCTA and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for plaque volume quantification.

Aim of the present study was to evaluate whether a last generation CT-scanner may improve coronary plaque volume assessment using IVUS as standard-of-reference. According to the conclusions, CCTA using a new scanner generation shows to be an accurate non-invasive tool to assess and quantify coronary plaque volume.


Reference
1. Conte E, Mushtaq S, Pontone G, Li Piani L, Ravagnani P, Galli S, Collet C, Sonck J, Di Odoardo L, Guglielmo M, Baggiano A, Trabattoni D, Annoni A, Mancini ME, Formenti A, Muscogiuri G, Magatelli M, Nicoli F, Poggi C, Fiorentini C, Bartorelli AL, Pepi M, Montorsi P, Andreini D. Plaque quantification by coronary computed tomography angiography using intravascular ultrasound as a reference standard: a comparison between standard and last generation computed tomography scanners. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2019 May 15. pii: jez089. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jez089 Go to PubMed