Computed tomography coronary angiography for the detection of coronary artery disease

Mundy L, Hiller JE, Merlin T.
Record ID 32006001397
Authors' results and conclusions: There is good quality evidence available describing the results from studies comparing computed tomography angiography (CTA) to conventional angiography, however there is limited evidence available on the use of 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanners. CTA appears to be capable of providing diagnostically accurate data, is non-invasive and rapid when compared to conventional angiography, however it may be prudent to await further comparative results and cost-effectiveness data on the most recent generation of the technology.
Authors' recomendations: This Prioritising Summary has been superseded by an application for a full health technology assessment to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), which will be conducted in the near future.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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