Coronary artery: quantitative evaluation of normal diameter determined with electron-beam CT compared with cine coronary angiography initial experience.


Journal Article

Eight male heart transplant recipients underwent contrast material-enhanced electron-beam computed tomographic angiography. Coronary artery diameters measured with fixed thresholds and adaptive line density profile (LDP) methods were calculated relative to findings at quantitative coronary angiography. Variation with fixed-threshold methods was significantly greater than that with LDP methods because of variations in vessel enhancement. Thus, more accurate measurements of vessel diameter were obtained with LDP methods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Funabashi, N; Kobayashi, Y; Perlroth, M; Rubin, GD

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 226 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 271

PubMed ID

  • 12511700

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12511700

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiol.2261011211


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States