Table 7

Summary of Recommendations for the Reporting of Vascular Access, Coronary Artery, and Non-Cardiac, Non-Vascular Findings

RecommendationGrade of Recommendation
Vascular access
While facilitated or semi-automated work-flows may be used, the interpreter analyzing the imaging must be able to confirm the accuracy of the generated vessel centerline and perform manual corrections if required.Strong
The minimal luminal diameter along both the right and left iliofemoral system should be provided including the anatomical location to the level of the expected puncture siteStrong
All areas of >270° calcification in the iliofemoral arteries should be reportedStrong
Calcification located anteriorly at the site of probable puncture should be reported.Strong
The report should include a clear description of all vascular pathologies including aneurysms, dissection, and occlusions.Strong
Coronary arteries
Reporting of the coronary arteries for severity of coronary artery disease can be considered in appropriately selected patients, if image quality is of diagnostic qualityStrong
The presence and course of anomalous coronary arteries should be reported.Strong
Non-cardiac, non-vascular
CT images should be reviewed for incidental findingsStrong
Extracardiac findings should be reviewed and reported in the context of the healthcare environment and health status of the patientStrong
Significant findings should be included in the dictated report and when appropriate verbally communicated to the Heart team.Strong

CT = computed tomography; SOV = sinus of valsalva; STJ = sinotubular junction; TAVI = transcatheter aortic valve implantation; TAVR = transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

  • Based on level of consensus.