Electron Beam Computed Tomography
From Standard of Care
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.