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WHAT IS A CTA?

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

  • This revolutionary CT technique detects blockages in any vessel or artery in the body and determines their size and composition.
     

  • The heart is always in motion, so historically it has always been hard to image.  However, the speed of the new 3D CT in combination with the EKG.
     

  • We can now acquire PRECISE IMAGES of the coronary arteries and the heart's structures.

  • Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. 
     

  • Now we can determine safely, rapidly, and non-invasively who is at risk for heart attacks, cardiac death, and what to do about it.
     

  • We can also evaluate bypass grafts and stent patency (how well they are holding up), and not just score the calcium content of the arteries anymore.