Computed Tomography (Electron Beam Tomography: EBCT and multislice computed tomography: MSCT) have recently emerged as non-invasive diagnostic modalities that can quantify coronary calcium which is not only as indicator of coronary risk, but also permits assessment of the coronary lumen. The 16-slice MS-CT, the most recent CT-scanner has a very high resolution, which allows non-invasive assessment of coronary plaques. This has led to a stimulus for further research to assess the role of MSCT coronary plaque imaging in the identification of high-risk coronary plaques.

Atherosclerosis, Computed tomography, Coronary angiography, Coronary artery disease,
Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine
Department of Cardiology

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