Improving Quality and Communication in Cardiac Imaging: The Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS™)

Christopher D. Maroules, Harold Goerne, Suhny Abbara, Ricardo C. Cury

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: To critically examine the Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS™) lexicon and its nuances, with representative case examples provided for each of the major CAD-RADS classification categories and modifiers. Recent Findings: CAD-RADS is a recently developed multi-disciplinary, multi-society standardized reporting system for coronary CTA based on scientific data and expert consensus from leaders in cardiac imaging. Summary: CAD-RADS was developed to improve quality and communication in cardiac imaging, and to provide management recommendations based on actionable information from the coronary CTA imaging report. Widespread adoption of CAD-RADS in clinical practice will help maximize the clinical impact of coronary CTA for the care of patients with acute and stable chest pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • CAD-RADS
  • CCTA
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Coronary CTA
  • Structured reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Histology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology

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