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Br J Radiol. 2004;77 Spec No 1:S27-38.

Multislice CT angiography: a practical guide to CT angiography in vascular imaging and intervention.

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Department of Radiology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Grampian University Hospitals Trust, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK.

Abstract

The development of multidetector CT (MDCT) has revolutionized CT angiography (CTA). Not only are new techniques now in the remit of CTA, but all the studies previously performed on single slice or helical CT can now be done with better resolution. The advantage of MDCT relevant to CTA is the ability to acquire high resolution, near isotropic data sets in a shorter acquisition time. Also important is the ability to achieve a longer scanning range in the arterial phase, which has seen the introduction of CTA of the peripheral arterial system. Image processing techniques have also progressed rapidly, with simplification of a previously cumbersome process. The high spatial resolution and relatively non-invasive nature make MDCT angiography a strong and serious competitor to established vascular imaging techniques. The implication is that traditional diagnostic pathways for evaluation of the vascular system have changed.

PMID:
15546840
DOI:
10.1259/bjr/25652856
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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