What is the role of 3D volume rendering 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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Volume-rendered images are visually appealing, but they usually play little role in primary interpretation. They are helpful for visualizing anomalous vessels and bypass grafts. Generation of volume-rendered images is computationally intensive and often requires manual editing.

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