Current Evidence in Cardiothoracic Imaging: Computed Tomography-derived Fractional Flow Reserve in Stable Chest Pain.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

High-accuracy diagnostic imaging is needed to diagnose and manage coronary artery disease as well as to allow risk stratification for future events. Advancements in multidetector computed tomography and image postprocessing allow for routine computed tomography coronary angiography to provide anatomic luminal assessment similar to invasive coronary angiography, and, similarly, computational fractional flow reserve derived from computed tomography facilitates determination of hemodynamically relevant stenosis comparable to invasive fractional flow reserve. In this review article, we describe the diagnostic performance and the potential impact of fractional flow reserve derived from computed tomography in clinical practice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schwartz, FR; Koweek, LM; Nørgaard, BL

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 12 - 17

PubMed ID

  • 30376481

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-0237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/rti.0000000000000369


  • eng