Coronary CT angiography (CTA) has become a well-accepted imaging modality in the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) due to its high negative predictive value. The ability to exclude CAD in patients presenting with chest pain in a low to intermediate risk population makes it very useful in emergency departments for optimizing resource utilization and reducing expenditure. The limited availability of trained cardiac imagers is a potential obstacle in implementing this strategy. Towards the goal of prompt and accurate interpretation of coronary CTA, there has been a recent interest in the development of automated coronary CTA interpretation and reporting. This article aims to review the current applications and scientific evidence on the utility of automated techniques for interpretation and reporting of coronary CTA.
- Computed tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Cell Biology