What is the role of computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the workup of atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Sep 29, 2021
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) angiography (CTA) of the neck can provide important anatomic details useful for preoperative planning of CEA and transfemoral carotid stenting, including arch type, atherosclerotic burden, location of carotid bifurcation, and degree of stenosis. Additionally, it can be useful for determining anatomic suitability for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).


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