Agatston score is used for? (PNQ)
|A||Regional wall motion abnormality|
|C||Quantification of calcified plaque|
|D||To know ejection faction.|
Quantification of calcified plaque
Recent Advances: Pathology of Plaque.
1. Atherosclerotic plaques become progressively calcified over time, increases with age.
2. For this reason, methods for detecting coronary calcium have been developed as a measure of the presence of coronary atherosclerosis.
3. Detection of calcium in atherosclerotic plaque by electron beam CT scan (EBCT).
4. Coronary calcium detected by these imaging techniques is quantified using the Agatston score most commonly, which is based on the area and density of calcification.