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Study of Coronary Arteries in Patients with Chest Pain Using Computerized Tomography

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dc.contributor.author Bashir, Arwa Babiker Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Supervisor,- Caroline Edward Ayad
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-20T06:33:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-20T06:33:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-25
dc.identifier.citation Bashir, Arwa Babiker Mohammed.Study of Coronary Arteries in Patients with Chest Pain Using Computerized Tomography/Arwa Babiker Mohammed Bashir; Caroline Edward Ayad .-Khartoum:Sudan University of Sciences and Technology,College Radiologic Sciences,2016.-75p:ill;28cm.-M.Sc. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.sustech.edu/handle/123456789/12955
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract Computed tomography CT, is a diagnostic medical test that produces multiple images of the inside of the body. CT images provide greater details of soft tissues and blood vessels. A cardiac CT scan for coronary calcium is a noninvasive screening study for obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries. This study was performed in the Radiology department of the Royal Scan center and the Royal Care International Hospital in Khartoum. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the Calcium score values in patients with chest pain who were of different risk factors (hypertension, diabetes and smoking) and different variation of age and weight. The data were collected from 53 patients, 24 (45.3%) females and 29 (54.7%) males. 28(52.8%) were hypertensive and 16 (30.1%) had preexisting diabetes mellitus and 12(22.6%) were smokers. Affected coronary arteries and total calcium scoring were recorded. The Plaque type was classified into soft, mixed and hard according to the Radiologist diagnosis. The calcium scored values ranged between 0- ≥803 units. The correlation between the calcium score and risk factor was found to be significant in hypertensive at p value≤ 0.006with no significant relation was found in other patient groups. The plaque type shows that the mixed plaque was significantly correlated with calcium score values at p≤0.046. No significant correlations were found between increasing of Calcium Score values and aging and obesity. The study concluded that CT scan has great value in the diagnosis of patients with chest pain and evaluation of coronary arteries calcium score values. Although the previous studies showed reverse results, the researcher attributed the study findings to the limitation of data sampling of the study which should be wider in future studies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sudan University of Sciences and Technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sudan University of Sciences and Technology en_US
dc.subject Radiologic Sciences en_US
dc.subject Coronary Arteries en_US
dc.subject Chest Pain en_US
dc.title Study of Coronary Arteries in Patients with Chest Pain Using Computerized Tomography en_US
dc.title.alternative دراسة الشرايين التاجية لمرضى آلآم الصدر باستخدام الأشعة المقطعية en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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