What is the cost-effectiveness of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Eugene C Lin, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Data as to the cost-effectiveness of CCTA are limited. Two analyses [21, 22] and one multicenter trial [23] suggest that CCTA may be a more cost-effective alternative to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. CCTA may be a cost-effective method of avoiding unnecessary conventional coronary angiography in patients with a pretest probability of disease 50% or lower. [24]


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