The safe practice of CT coronary angiography in adult patients in UK imaging departments

Clin Radiol. 2016 Aug;71(8):722-8. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2016.04.008. Epub 2016 May 17.


Computed tomography coronary angiography is increasingly used in imaging departments in the investigation of patients with chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease. Due to the routine use of heart rate controlling medication and the potential for very high radiation doses during these scans, there is a need for guidance on best practice for departments performing this examination, so the patient can be assured of a good quality scan and outcome in a safe environment. This article is a summary of the document on 'Standards of practice of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in adult patients' published by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) in December 2014.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiology / standards
  • Computed Tomography Angiography / standards*
  • Coronary Angiography / standards*
  • Humans
  • Patient Safety / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Radiation Exposure / prevention & control
  • Radiation Exposure / standards
  • Radiation Protection / standards*
  • Radiology / standards*
  • United Kingdom