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RSNA 2011: CT angiography considered successful triage tool for unexplained chest pain

In this four-minute video interview conducted at the RSNA conference, Dr Ethan J. Halpern, a professor of radiology in Philadelphia, USA, reports that CT angiography has been highly effective for triage of low to medium risk patients presenting to an emergency department with chest pain. This tool is able to rule out atherosclerosis in up to 75% of patients, avoiding the usual practice of overnight stay and stress test.

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