Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of death in developed countries. Recent literature confirmed multi detector computed tomography (MDCT) as a noninvasive imaging technique able to rule out and rule in CAD with a very high accuracy compared with Conventional Coronary Angiography (CCA). However the plaque burden and stenosis severity on MDCT is usually visually assessed with sequent inherent limitations. Recent technologies have permitted a real quantitative assessment of CAD.

dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7425-8_12, hdl.handle.net/1765/86187
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Maffei, E, Messalli, G, Mantini, C, Arcadi, T, Martini, C, Imbriaco, M, & Cademartiri, F. (2014). Quantitative computed tomography analysis in the assessment of coronary artery disease. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7425-8_12