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CT-based abdominal aortic calcification can predict heart attack

2018 03 Oct

Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to measure calcium, a component of plaque, in the coronary arteries. CT can also measure calcium in the abdominal aorta, the large vessel that carries oxygenated blood to the lower extremities.  New research published in the journal Radiology finds that CT-based measures of calcification in the abdominal... Read more