CT angiography is commonly used for exclusion of coronary artery disease and demonstration of the extent of coronary vascular involvement. It has been recently proposed that definition of vessel wall characteristics at the site of luminal stenosis may serve as a useful prognostic tool. Presence of positively remodeled plaques with low attenuation portends a greater risk for development of acute coronary events. Although not recommended currently as a population-based strategy, CT angiographic examination may help identify very high-risk asymptomatic subjects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Cell Biology