State-of-the-Art Imaging With 64-Channel Multidetector CT Angiography

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During the past decade, computed tomography angiography (CTA) has become a standard noninvasive imaging method for the depiction of vascular anatomy and pathology. The quality and speed of CTA examinations have increased dramatically as CT technology has evolved from single-channel spiral CT systems (circa 1990) to multichannel (4-, 8-, 10-, and 16-slice) spiral CT systems (circa 1998 through 2001). In 2004, 64-slice multichannel CT technology became available in the United States, with the first installation occurring at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. We describe our initial experience using this state-of-the art technology, focusing on examinations that illustrate the increased diagnostic resolution of vascular anatomy and pathology, and the effectiveness of 2-and 3-dimensional postprocessing using a 64-channel CT system. Future applications of 64-channel technology for preoperative and postoperative vascular surgery and endovascular techniques are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalPerspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • 64-channel computed tomography
  • computed tomography angiography
  • noninvasive imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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