What is coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Eugene C Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has recently emerged as an effective noninvasive method to image the coronary arteries. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of clinical applications, technology, anatomy, and interpretation, and it includes material of interest to radiologists, cardiologists, physicians in training, and referring physicians. Physicians interpreting CCTA studies should be aware of the American College of Cardiology [9] and American College of Radiology [10] guidelines for training. [11]


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