What is the role of axial source images in coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Eugene C Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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A variety of postprocessing techniques are useful in coronary CT angiography (CCTA). [7] Many interpreting physicians will start with the axial source images and then utilize multiplanar reconstructions in at least 2 planes.

Axial source images

Axial source images are often the initial images used to review the coronary arteries and are used to evaluate the extracardiac structures.


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