Coronary heart disease: non-invasive imaging reduces catheter examinations

Interview with Prof. Riemer H. J. A. Slart, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen


Image: Smiling man with glasses, tie and suit is leaning against a wall - Prof. Riemer Slart; Copyright: privat

Prof. Riemer Slart

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Coronary angiography is aber to produce precise images of the coronary vessels, but the procedure is expensive and not without risks.

Image: Graphic depiction of a blood vessel with stenosis and slowed circulation; Copyright:

The examination of the coronary vessels is important to assess their degree of stenosis, narrowing. Besides coronary angiography, other imaging procedures are able to produce good pictures, too.

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