“What is the clinical role of non-invasive atherosclerosis imaging?” Report uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Stenosis
  • Fractional Flow Reserve, Myocardial
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • © 2019 Non-invasive atherosclerosis findings have been demonstrated to provide incremental diagnostic and predictive values for ischemia, acute coronary syndrome, and cardiovascular outcomes. The challenge is to translate research findings to a clinical role. Here, we review the current utility of atherosclerotic imaging and the incremental value of plaque imaging. We also evaluate future clinical and research implications for three patient populations: asymptomatic prevention, stable chest pain, and acute chest pain.

publication date

  • January 2019



  • Report


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcct.2019.05.010