Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA)
There is now a way to study the inside of your tiny heart vessels without going inside your heart - the Coronary CTA. This test is designed to help determine whether either fatty deposits or calcium deposits have built up in your coronary arteries. The Coronary CTA is a special type of x-ray examination that is very much like a CT scan (sometimes also called at CAT scan). And, just like a CT scan, the Coronary CTA images of your internal organs, soft tissue and blood vessels will provide greater clarity and reveal more details to your doctor.
As part of the exam, you're positioned on a CT scan table and contrast is injected into a vein. Then, a special state-of-the-art, high-speed scanner captures hundreds of cross-sectional images. Afterwards, a powerful computer reconstructs a series of 3D images that our radiologists can view from any angle.