Coronary artery calcium screening: current status and recommendations from the European Society of Cardiac Radiology and North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging

Eur Radiol. 2008 Dec;18(12):2785-807. doi: 10.1007/s00330-008-1095-6. Epub 2008 Jul 24.


Current guidelines and literature on screening for coronary artery calcium for cardiac risk assessment are reviewed for both general and special populations. It is shown that for both general and special populations a zero score excludes most clinically relevant coronary artery disease. The importance of standardization of coronary artery calcium measurements by multidetector CT is discussed.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cardiology / standards*
  • Cardiology / trends
  • Coronary Angiography / standards*
  • Coronary Angiography / trends
  • Coronary Artery Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / standards*
  • Mass Screening / trends
  • North America
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Radiology / standards*
  • Radiology / trends