Contrast-enhanced CT coronary angiography (CTCA) has evolved as a reliable alternative imaging modality technique and may be the preferred initial diagnostic test in patients with stable angina with intermediate pre-test probability of CAD. However, because CTCA is moderately predictive for indicating the functional significance of a lesion, the combination of anatomic and functional imaging will become increasingly important. The technology will continue to improve with better spatial and temporal resolution at low radiation exposure, and CTCA may eventually replace invasive coronary angiography. The establishment of the precise role of CTCA in the diagnosis and management of patients with stable angina requires high-quality randomised study designs with clinical outcomes as a primary outcome.

Computed tomography coronary angiography, Coronary artery disease, Diagnosis, Medicine & Public Health, Medicine/Public Health, general, Multi-slice computed tomography, Stable angina, Stress testing,
Netherlands Heart Journal
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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