Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography: Entering into the 5th stage
J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2018 May - Jun;12(3):192-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2018.05.006 James K.Min, MD; Gudrun M.Feuchtner; MD, Todd C.Villines, MD
Since the commercial introduction of 64-detector row computed tomography (CT) scanners in 2005, we have seen the evolution of cardiac computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) from a novelty imaging modality to a robust imaging tool that provides great value in daily clinical practice.1 As we look back, we see the many challenges that the field of CCTA faced and appreciate the hard work needed to get to the point we are at today. In this issue of JCCT, which is our first as Editors, we look forward to serving the clinical and scientific community in what we see as the 5th stage in CCTA.