Title

CAD-RADS: Coronary Artery Disease - Reporting and Data System: An Expert Consensus Document of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI). Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

12-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cardiology | Radiology

Abstract

The intent of CAD-RADS - Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System is to create a standardized method to communicate findings of coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) in order to facilitate decision-making regarding further patient management. The suggested CAD-RADS classification is applied on a per-patient basis and represents the highest-grade coronary artery lesion documented by coronary CTA. It ranges from CAD-RADS 0 (Zero) for the complete absence of stenosis and plaque to CAD-RADS 5 for the presence of at least one totally occluded coronary artery and should always be interpreted in conjunction with the impression found in the report. Specific recommendations are provided for further management of patients with stable or acute chest pain based on the CAD-RADS classification. The main goal of CAD-RADS is to standardize reporting of coronary CTA results and to facilitate communication of test results to referring physicians along with suggestions for subsequent patient management. In addition, CAD-RADS will provide a framework of standardization that may benefit education, research, peer-review and quality assurance with the potential to ultimately result in improved quality of care.

Keywords

CAD-RADS, Coronary artery disease, coronary CTA, report standardization terminology, reporting and data system, stenosis severity

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Dec;13(12 Pt A):1458-1466.e9. 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.04.024. Epub 2016 Jun 15. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR

Comments

Full author list omitted for brevity. For the full list of authors, see article.

At the time of article submission, Karin Dill was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

27318576