Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a heart imaging test that helps determine if plaque buildup has narrowed the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart.
What is a Coronary CT Angio (CCTA)?
Coronary CT angiography is the use of computed tomography angiography to assess the coronary arteries of the heart. This is a non-invasive test which tells the percentage of narrowing of the coronary artery and calcification of plaque. In order to fix those blockages will require routine coronary angiography.
How does CCTA work?
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) uses an injection of iodine-containing contrast material and CT scanning to examine the arteries that supply blood to the heart and determine whether they have been narrowed. The images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted to create three-dimensional (3D) images that may be viewed on a monitor, printed on film or by a 3D printer, or transferred to electronic media.