Electron Beam Computed Tomography

Allows direct visualization of the coronary arteries in a noninvasive manner.

Highly sensitive and noninvasive technology for the detection and quantification of coronary artery calcium.

A high coronary calcium score reflects substantial coronary plaque burden and carries and increased risk for myocardial injury after vascular surgery.

A calcium score greater than the mean for a certain age is associated with a very high likelihood of obstructive coronary atherosclerosis, and higher calcium scores are associated with an increased likelihood of perfusion defects in radionuclide imaging after stress.

Sensitivity 92.3% and specificity 51.2% for diagnosing coronary artery disease.

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