What is the accuracy of radiography for the evaluation of cardiac calcification?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: Sohail G Contractor, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Plain radiographs have poor sensitivity for detection of coronary calcification and have a reported accuracy as low as 42% (see the image below). [37, 38]

Frontal chest radiograph demonstrates calcificatio Frontal chest radiograph demonstrates calcification involving the left anterior descending coronary artery.

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