Beyond the Coronary Arteries: Evolving Applications of Multi-detector Cardiac Computed Tomography in the Assessment of Non-coronary Structures


  • Bo Xu MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • Sujith Seneviratne MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia
  • Arthur Nasis MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia



Multi-detector computed tomography, Structural heart disease, Coronary anomalies, Pericardial disease, Congenital heart disease


Beyond the assessment of coronary artery anatomy, multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) can be used to provide detailed structural evaluation of multiple non-coronary structures. The purpose of this review is to provide a clinical update on the evolving niche applications of MDCT in the assessment of non-coronary structures, including the assessment of the left ventricle for perfusion and scar, the evaluation of the right ventricle, pericardium and coronary anomalies. Additionally, the roles of MDCT in the assessment of congenital heart disease and intra-cardiac masses will be reviewed.

Author Biographies

Bo Xu, MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Non-invasive Imaging Fellow, MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia


Sujith Seneviratne, MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia

Associate Professor, Co-head of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Consultant Cardiologist



Arthur Nasis, MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia

Head of Acute Cardiac Services, Consultant Cardiologist



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