Coronary artery calcium screening: Current status and recommendations from the European Society of Cardiac Radiology and North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging

Matthijs Oudkerk, Arthur E. Stillman, Sandra S. Halliburton, Willi A. Kalender, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Cynthia H. McCollough, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Leslee J. Shaw, William Stanford, Allen J. Taylor, Peter M.A. Ooijen, Lewis Wexler, Paolo Raggi

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Abstract

Current guidelines and literature on screening for coronary artery calcium for cardiac risk assessment are reviewed for both general and special populations. It is shown that for both general and special populations a zero score excludes most clinically relevant coronary artery disease. The importance of standardization of coronary artery calcium measurements by multidetector CT is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2785-2807
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean radiology
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 25 2008

Keywords

  • Coronary artery CT
  • Coronary artery atherosclerosis
  • Coronary artery calcium
  • Coronary risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Oudkerk, M., Stillman, A. E., Halliburton, S. S., Kalender, W. A., Möhlenkamp, S., McCollough, C. H., Vliegenthart, R., Shaw, L. J., Stanford, W., Taylor, A. J., Ooijen, P. M. A., Wexler, L., & Raggi, P. (2008). Coronary artery calcium screening: Current status and recommendations from the European Society of Cardiac Radiology and North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging. European radiology, 18(12), 2785-2807. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-008-1095-6