Measurement of vascular calcification using CT fistulograms

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Abstract

Background. Vascular calcification (VC), precipitated by calcium and phosphate imbalance, is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) quantitatively assesses coronary artery calcification (CAC), with VC scores predictive of atherosclerosis and cardiac events in the general and CKD population. EBCT is not readily available but spiral CT can also provide quantitative assessment of the extent of VC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484 - 490
Number of pages7
JournalNephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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