SCCT guidelines for the performance and acquisition of coronary computed tomographic angiography: A report of the society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Guidelines Committee: Endorsed by the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI)

J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. Nov-Dec 2016;10(6):435-449. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2016.10.002. Epub 2016 Oct 12.


In response to recent technological advancements in acquisition techniques as well as a growing body of evidence regarding the optimal performance of coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA), the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Guidelines Committee has produced this update to its previously established 2009 "Guidelines for the Performance of Coronary CTA" (1). The purpose of this document is to provide standards meant to ensure reliable practice methods and quality outcomes based on the best available data in order to improve the diagnostic care of patients. Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Guidelines for the Interpretation is published separately (2). The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Guidelines Committee ensures compliance with all existing standards for the declaration of conflict of interest by all authors and reviewers for the purpose ofclarity and transparency.

Keywords: Performance and acquisition of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiology / standards*
  • Clinical Competence / standards
  • Computed Tomography Angiography / methods
  • Computed Tomography Angiography / standards*
  • Consensus
  • Coronary Angiography / methods
  • Coronary Angiography / standards*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Coronary Vessels / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / standards
  • Reproducibility of Results