Radiographics 2022 Jun 3:210122. Epub 2022 Jun 3.
From the Department of Radiology (Amit Gupta, K.B., E.K., J.D.P., J.G., M.R., L.M.C., R.C.G.) and Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute (S.R.), University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106; and Department of Medicine, Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Youngstown, OH (Aekta Gupta).
Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores obtained from CT scans have been shown to be prognostic in assessment of the risk for development of cardiovascular diseases, facilitating the prediction of outcome in asymptomatic individuals. Currently, several methods to calculate the CAC score exist, and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Agatston CAC scoring is the most extensively used method. Read More