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What is a coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)?

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Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a noninvasive heart imaging test. It uses high-resolution, 3-dimensional picatures to see if either fatty or calcium deposits (plaques) have built up in your coronary arteries.

SOURCES: American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Cleveland Clinic Medicine Outcomes Book (published 4/06). Radiological Society of North America, Inc. WebMD Feature: "Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech." WebMD Feature: "Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCES: American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Cleveland Clinic Medicine Outcomes Book (published 4/06). Radiological Society of North America, Inc. WebMD Feature: "Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech." WebMD Feature: "Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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