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Basic Concepts of Contrast Injection Protocols for Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Seitaro Oda*, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Takeshi Nakaura, Masafumi Kidoh, Yoshinori Funama, Kenichi Tsujita and Yasuyuki Yamashita   Pages 24 - 29 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Background: Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) has become one of the most important diagnostic imaging modalities for the evaluation of coronary artery diseases. During coronary computed CTA, sufficient vascular enhancement is essential for the accurate detection and evaluation of lesions in the coronary arteries. To obtain optimal contrast enhancement and perform appropriate clinical coronary CTA, physicians, radiologists, and radiology technologists should acquire a basic knowledge of contrast injection protocols.

Conclusion: This review article summarizes the basic concepts of contrast injection protocols for coronary CTA.

Keywords:

CT angiography, computed tomography, ECG, physicians, radiologists, radiology technologists.

Affiliation:

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjyo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjyo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjyo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjyo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjyo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1- 1-1 Honjyo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjyo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556

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