A 42-year-old male asked:
what is the data supporting the use of coronary calcium scoring ct scan screening for those with strong + fam history ? do cardiologist support this
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes!!: JAMA 2015;314(2):134-141. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging- 2015; Valenti et al
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Most cardiologists I: Know do not. Recent cardiology lit point out that each CT machine will have different values. Since there is no true value good or bad, most have migrated to CTA that is CT coronary angiography
Radiology 41 years experience
Wow, too much: Dr. Livingston, it is my understanding from conferences and courses that I took through my professional society (mainly ACR and RSNA) that Calcium scoring is well accepted. Calcium is an indicator of disease but not severity.
If you want a more indepth search, I am happy to do the research for you.
Last updated Dec 31, 2017
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