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Medical News & Perspectives
May 3, 2006

CT Angiography: Clearer Picture, Fuzzier Reception

JAMA. 2006;295(17):1989-1990. doi:10.1001/jama.295.17.1989

Atlanta—A buzz generated at the American College of Cardiology's 55th annual scientific session in March centered around 64-slice computed tomography (CT). This relatively new high-tech noninvasive tool had physicians and researchers talking about the dawning of a new age of improved diagnostics for cardiology patients.

But there was also a background murmur as some wondered about the real added diagnostic value of enhanced imaging, radiation and cancer risk, and cost.