Evaluation of arterial wall imaging with 16-slice multi-detector computed tomography

Raymond C. Chan, Maros Ferencik, T. Wu, U. Hoffmann, T. J. Brady, S. Achenbach

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We have characterized the performance of 16-slice cardiac MDCT for assessment of coronary disease burden and lesion composition under optimal conditions. Morphology measurements with MDCT were accurate and reproducible. Detection of lipid-containing regions was possible with sensitivities ≥ 88% and specificity of 96% for regions ≥ 1.5mm in size with ≥ 30% lipid. Estimation of lipid pool dimension is difficult and lipid pool CT densities cannot be used directly to determine the %lipid content due to noise and blurring. These results represent the best-case performance of MDCT and help to guide interpretation of images obtained in vivo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-664
Number of pages4
JournalComputers in Cardiology
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventComputers in Cardiology 2003 - Thessaloniki Chalkidiki, Greece
Duration: Sep 21 2003Sep 24 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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