Simple upgrade to CT (Computed Tomography) scanners recommended as inexpensive option for better prediction of heart disease
This article was originally published in Clinica
A relatively simple and inexpensive upgrade to CT scanners would equip them to produce images that would permit the measurement of the amount of calcium in blood vessels, according to a major US research programme set up to investigate screening techniques for heart disease. The degree of calcification in blood vessels is a significant predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD).
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