Incorporating Agatston Scores Into Ungated Chest CT Reporting Leads to Substantial Cardiovascular Risk Reclassification

“Agatston scoring of coronary artery calcification on routine ungated chest CT has the potential to spare many patients from unnecessary statin therapy,” said principal investigator Michael Kadoch.

The study was presented at the ARRS 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto.

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