Welcome to healthcaremagic.com.A coronary ct angiogram or CTA uses advanced CT technology
, along with intravenous (IV) contrast material (dye), to obtain high-resolution, three-dimensional pictures of the moving heart and great vessels
. CTA is used as a noninvasive method for detecting blockages in the coronary arteries. A CTA can be performed much faster (in less than one minute) than a cardiac catheterization
, with potentially less risk and discomfort as well as decreased recovery time.
It is useful for determining plaque deposition,status of main arteries of heart,collaterals etc..Especially useful in cases where stress
tests are unclear,Intermediate risk profiles for coronary artery
disease, but who do not have typical symptoms etc..