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.
Mitka M. CT Angiography: Clearer Picture, Fuzzier Reception. JAMA. 2006;295(17):1989–1990. doi:10.1001/jama.295.17.1989
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.