What is the reporting template for 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 consensus report from 2 cardiac Computed tomography (CT) specialty societies suggests a reporting template for coronary (CT) angiography (CCTA). [34] A structured approach to reporting can also be used. [38]

Reporting template

The reporting template includes the following:

Indication for examination

Imaging technique:

  • Contrast agent administered

  • CT technique

  • Vasodilator or beta blocker

  • Workstation methods for image reconstruction

  • Complications

Description of findings:

  • Overall description of image quality/diagnostic confidence

  • Source of limitations, such as calcification and motion

Coronary anatomy/anomalies:

  • Anomalies of coronary origin

  • Right or left dominant system

  • Location and size of coronary artery aneurysm/dilatation

Coronary artery atherosclerosis:

  • Calcium score (if performed)

  • Description of atherosclerotic narrowing for vessels 2 mm or less in diameter

  • Location of atherosclerotic narrowing by anatomic landmarks, or a 15-segment model used for conventional angiography

  • Diffuse or focal disease description

  • Description of plaque, such as noncalcified, mixed, or calcified

Ventricular size and function, when requested and available

Extracardiac findings

Summary/impression and recommendation


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