Imaging in Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk

Imaging in Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk

1.     Coronary artery calcification (CAC) has emerged as the most predictive single CV risk marker in asymptomatic individuals capable of adding predictive information beyond the traditional risk factors.

 

2.    CAC scoring appears to be useful for making decisions about preventive statin and or aspirin use.

 

3.    The field of CV atherosclerosis imaging is burgeoning with increasing availability and uptake of CT PET.

 

4.    Hybrid imaging platforms combine these modalities with PET which together provide detailed information about coronary anatomy, flow, plaque morphology and disease activity expanding our pathophysiological understanding of atherosclerosis and improving risk stratification.

Dr. GN Mahapatra

Dr. G. N. Mahapatra is a Nuclear Medicine Physician and has an experience of 39 years in this field. He completed MBBS from University of Delhi in 1978 and Diploma in Radiation Medicine from University of Delhi in 1982.

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