Cardiac, CT-Angiography, Diagnostic procedure, Arteriosclerosis
V. Rafailidis, G. Rampidis, K. Kouskouras, A. Davidhi, A. PAPACHRISTODOULOU, G. Giannakoulas, H. Karvounis, P. Prassopoulos
Coronary atherosclerosis constitutes a modern pandemic with significant morbidity and mortality. Atherosclerotic plaques tend to affect particular points of the vascular tree as a result of the effect of local geometric features to the occurrence and progression of atherosclerosis, in addition to the systemic factors. Many aspects of this influence still require definitive answers, including which modality should be used (angiography vs CCTA), whether dynamic or static measurements should be made, which exact parameters among the numerous reported should be used and to which exact points of the coronary tree the measurements should be performed. State-of-the-art CCTA offers an unparalleled technique for the assessment of coronary arteries geometry and is expected to further advance knowledge in this field.