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Non Invasive anatomy and physiology-the new gold standard?
  1. William Chadwick Wood*
  1. 1 East Carolina University, United States
  1. Correspondence to: William C Wood, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University, Division of Cardiology/Brody School of Medicine, Room 2209 East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive, Greenville, North Carolina, -27834, United States; woodw{at}


The excellent paper by Werkhoven et. al. which prompted this editorial compares ct angiography of the coronary arteries with mri perfusion imaging and cardiac catheterization.

In the cases where discrepancies between angiographic lesion severity and perfusion findings occur, questions arise as to the adequacy of the intellectual model of coronary flow and prompt further investigation.

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