Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 17th, 2006
According to recent research from Germany, "Cardiac multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) scanners permit visualization of the coronary arteries with an overall good sensitivity (sens) and specificity (spec). However, in obese patients (pts), who are at higher risk to develop coronary artery disease (CAD), image quality of MSCT is supposed to be limited. At present, there are no data whether the accuracy of MSCT depends on the body mass index (BMI)."
"Thus," proposed C. Burgstahler and colleagues,...
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