Aortic valve calcification
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Aortic valve calcification can be an important incidental observation in thoracic radiography or CT imaging. It is considered a marker for clinically significant aortic stenosis.
According to some reports, aortic valve calcification may be prevalent as an incidental finding in up to 18% of multidetector CT scans dependent on study population 4.
Some authors suggest aortic valve calcification should always be commented upon in the radiology reports 6.
On chest radiography, and the presence of such calcifications are usually best seen on the lateral radiograph 1.
ECG gated CT scans are best at assessment and quantification