How early can atherosclerosis be detected by coronary CT angiography? Insights from quantitative CT analysis of serial scans in the PARADIGM trial

J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr

4 Gennaio Gen 2024 one month ago
  • Pontone G.

Non-obstructing small coronary plaques may not be well recognized by expert readers during coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) evaluation. Recent developments in atherosclerosis imaging quantitative computed tomography (AI-QCT) enabled by machine learning allow for whole-heart coronary phenotyping of atherosclerosis, but its diagnostic role for detection of small plaques on CCTA is unknown.

Reference: How early can atherosclerosis be detected by coronary CT angiography? Insights from quantitative CT analysis of serial scans in the PARADIGM trial.
Cardoso R, Choi AD, Shiyovich A, Besser SA, Min JK, Earls J; PARADIGM Investigators; Blankstein R. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2023 Oct 3:S1934-5925(23)00426-4.

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