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Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally ...

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Dr. David Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

While CT angiogram of the chest won't provide a numeric score for coronary calcium, the radiologist can say whether there is coronary calcification, whether there is more than expected.
Lung nodules will definitely be seen on a CT angiogram of the chest.

In brief: Yes

While CT angiogram of the chest won't provide a numeric score for coronary calcium, the radiologist can say whether there is coronary calcification, whether there is more than expected.
Lung nodules will definitely be seen on a CT angiogram of the chest.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Act angiogram?

Lung modules yes, only problems in the vessels studied no other heart problems would be found.

In brief: Act angiogram?

Lung modules yes, only problems in the vessels studied no other heart problems would be found.
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Dr. Lance Berger
We often see calcification of the coronary arteries on chest CTA performed for other reasons (pulmonary embolus, aortic dissection). Calcification is a marker for plaque, but additional testing will be required to evaluate the coronary arteries.
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