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Computed tomographic coronary angiography: how many slices do you need?
  1. C Peebles
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Charles Peebles
    Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK; charles.peebles{at}suht.swest.nhs.uk

Abstract

While increasing the number of slices in multislice computed tomography clearly brings benefits in terms of detecting significant coronary disease, heavy calcification remains a problem, as does the high radiation burden

  • computed tomography
  • coronary angiography
  • CT
  • MSCT

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