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Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography

Computed Tomography (CT) is an advanced imaging study that uses X-rays and computer processing to create two or three dimensional images of internal organs.

Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) is a CT imaging technique to determine the presence of fat and/or calcium deposits (plaques) in the blood vessels to the heart. Plaques can abnormally narrow the vessels in a medical condition called atherosclerosis.

Coronary CTA involves the intravenous injection of a contrast material (commonly known as a dye) and directly illustrates the heart’s blood vessels on screen.

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