These posters tackle the issue of radiation exposure related coronary CT angiography (CCTA) from many different angles. If you have a coronary CT program, you will certainly benefit from the topics presented here, including reducing radiation dose with a 320-row scanner by performing a coronary artery calcium scan prior to CCTA or dropping the kV to 80 during for low-body weight patients.
Kaufmann and his group from Zurich will review low-dose CCTA with prospective ECG-triggering, while Australian investigators present a "unique model for chest pain evaluation in the ER using the 320-row scanner."
Also, U.S. cardiologists discuss the Factor 64 study, which found that a calcium score and clinical risk factors failed to predict the burden of plaque in asymptomatic diabetic patients.
Location: Room B206
Masae Uehara, MD, Chiba, Japan
Marc Dewey, MD, Berlin
Ronny R. Buechel, MD, Zurich, Switzerland
Sei Komatsu, MD, Hyogo, Japan
Troy LaBounty, MD, New York City
Arthur Nasis, MD, Melbourne, Australia
Khurram S. Zakaria, MD, Baltimore