State-of-the-art in CT hardware and scan modes for cardiovascular CT

Sandra Halliburton, Armin Arbab-Zadeh, Damini Dey, Andrew J. Einstein, Ralph Gentry, Richard George, Thomas Gerber, Mahadevappa Mahesh, Wm Guy Weigold

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Multidetector row computed tomography (CT) allows noninvasive anatomic and functional imaging of the heart, great vessels, and coronary arteries. In recent years, there have been several advances in CT hardware, which have expanded the clinical utility of CT for cardiovascular imaging; such advances are ongoing. This review article from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Basic and Emerging Sciences and Technology Working Group summarizes the technical aspects of current state-of-the-art CT hardware and describes the scan modes this hardware supports for cardiovascular CT imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-163
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of cardiovascular computed tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012


  • Axial
  • CT hardware
  • Cardiovascular CT
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • ECG-gating
  • ECG-triggering
  • Helical
  • High-pitch
  • Multidetector row CT
  • Scan modes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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