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December 6, 2006

Use of Computed Tomography to Assess Coronary Artery Stenosis

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(21):2556-2557. doi:10.1001/jama.296.21.2556-a

To the Editor: In their study of the accuracy of 16-row multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for assessment of coronary artery stenosis, Dr Garcia and colleagues1 conclude that MDCT angiography may be useful to exclude coronary artery disease in selected patients in whom a false-positive stress test result is suspected. We have a number of questions about this conclusion and the study.