Consensus doc reviews CCTA for atherosclerotic plaque

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

November 23, 2020 -- A new expert consensus document reviews the available evidence on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) of atherosclerotic plaque.

The document is a collaborative effort from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI). The expert guidance was jointly published in both the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.

The new document reviews the evidence and provides a consensus summary and recommendations regarding CCTA imaging of atherosclerotic plaque. It also standardizes the definitions for high-risk plaque features and provides practice points related to risk stratification.

In addition, the document highlights evidence gaps in plaque imaging and future research needs. It also provides minimum data elements for structured reporting.


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