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The growing need for coronary evaluation has raised interest in non-radioactive, non-invasive monitoring systems. In particular, radiation exposure during coronary investigations has been shown to be a possible cause of an enhanced risk of secondary tumors. Literature search has indicated that transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has been widely applied to coronary arteries up to 2003, following which the lack of adequate equipment and the increased availability of invasive diagnostics, hasdoi:10.1186/s12947-016-0048-5 pmid:26787070 pmcid:PMC4717568 fatcat:na47jmmxefbxfhnvmh2ytcj7si