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Multidetector row computed tomography: imaging congenital coronary artery anomalies in adults


The quality of the imaging of the main coronary arteries and side branches provided by multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) may have importance when assessing congenital coronary artery anomalies. This review discusses the rationale for using MDCT for this indication and examines the advantages and disadvantages of the technique. Examples of MDCT imaging of congenital coronary artery anomalies are presented. These images provide persuasive evidence to support clinical use of MDCT cardiac imaging in the context of suspected congenital coronary artery anomalies as a first line investigation.

  • CT, computed tomography
  • MDCT, multidetector row computed tomography
  • MR, magnetic resonance
  • computed tomography
  • congenital anomalies
  • coronary artery
  • anomaly
  • review

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