The history of the Agatston score

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Many of you have had the chance to swing by the library and read the monthly Featured History exhibits, which have covered fluoroscopy, Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, and MRIs. I’m still working on the next installment of Featured Histories, but if you’re looking for a history fix in the meantime, you might enjoy a recent article from the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, entitled “The Agatston Calcium Score: A Milestone in the History of Cardiac CT.”

If you’re part of the University of Washington community, you can access this article here. If you’re farther afield, try searching for the article’s title in your library’s catalog or asking a librarian for assistance.


Photo credit: By Jto410 (from my radiology practice) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons.


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