Revista Colombiana de Cardiología
Print version ISSN 0120-5633
LOMBO, Bernardo; CARVAJAL, Carlos A; TAFUR, Mónica and GOMEZ, Rafael. Computed tomography with multidetectors in the diagnosis of coronary stenosis. Rev. Col. Cardiol. [online]. 2007, vol.14, n.5, pp. 291-298. ISSN 0120-5633.
Coronary angiography that uses multislice spiral computed tomography is a noninvasive technique for the detection of coronary stenosis that has had significant improvements in recent years. The introduction of 16 and 64 row scanners, the development of synchronized scanning electrocardiogram and better reconstruction techniques permit higher spatial and temporal resolution that allows better identification of coronary plaques and significant obstructive coronary lesions. In the next years Multislice spiral computed tomography will continue maturing and it will become a useful non invasive diagnostic imaging tool for the diagnosis of coronary disease and will be integrated to the cardiologic management protocols. Our next review will be focused on the basic and technical aspects of the scanner, diagnostic performance and clinical applications of this new technology.
Keywords : multidetector tomography; coronary disease; diagnosis.