Comparison of measurement of cross-sectional coronary atherosclerotic plaque and vessel areas by 16-slice multidetector computed tomography versus intravascular ultrasound

Fabian Moselewski, Dieter Ropers, Karsten Pohle, Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik, Ray C. Chan, Ricardo C. Cury, Suhny Abbara, Ik Kyung Jang, Thomas J. Brady, Werner G. Daniel, Stephan Achenbach

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    Abstract

    In 26 patients, 16-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) with 0.75-mm collimation and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) of 1 coronary artery were performed. At 100 sites within the coronary arteries, the measurement of cross-sectional luminal area and, if detectable, the cross-sectional area of atherosclerotic plaque was performed independently with IVUS and MDCT. The mean luminal area (r = 0.92), measured at 100 sites, and plaque area (r = 0.55), measured at 65 sites, were significantly correlated (p <0.001) between MDCT and IVUS. The mean luminal area and mean plaque area were slightly but significantly overestimated with MDCT. MDCT permits the noninvasive measurement of coronary cross-sectional luminal and plaque areas with moderate accuracy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1294-1297
    Number of pages4
    JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
    Volume94
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 15 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Moselewski, F., Ropers, D., Pohle, K., Hoffmann, U., Ferencik, M., Chan, R. C., Cury, R. C., Abbara, S., Jang, I. K., Brady, T. J., Daniel, W. G., & Achenbach, S. (2004). Comparison of measurement of cross-sectional coronary atherosclerotic plaque and vessel areas by 16-slice multidetector computed tomography versus intravascular ultrasound. American Journal of Cardiology, 94(10), 1294-1297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.07.117