Noninvasive coronary computed tomography angiography has shown to be an accurate method for the exclusion of significant coronary artery stenosis, with negative predictive values of 97%-99% [1,2]. However, in patients previously treated with percutaneous coronary interventions, the artifact from the metallic stent precludes appropriate luminal assessment [3]. In contrast, the bioresorbable vascular scaffold (ABSORB, Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA) has a translucent polymeric backbone that allows for noninvasive coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) [4].

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Collet, C, Nieman, K, Serruys, P.W.J.C, & Onuma, Y. (2017). Noninvasive coronary computed tomography analysis after bioresorbable scaffold implantation. In Bioresorbable Scaffolds: From Basic Concept to Clinical Applications (pp. 160–164). doi:10.1201/9781315380629