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What is the definition or description of: computed tomography angiogram cta?

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In brief: Artery test

A special type of ct scan where intravenous dye is injected, and imaging is timed so that the arteries of interest are maximally opacified by the injected dye.
Ct images in this test are acquired rapidly, and the actual scan will likely be done in a matter of seconds. Historically, evaluating the arteries required threading a catheter into the artery of interest. Cta is non-invasive.

In brief: Artery test

A special type of ct scan where intravenous dye is injected, and imaging is timed so that the arteries of interest are maximally opacified by the injected dye.
Ct images in this test are acquired rapidly, and the actual scan will likely be done in a matter of seconds. Historically, evaluating the arteries required threading a catheter into the artery of interest. Cta is non-invasive.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: See

Radiologyinfo.Org for good info.

In brief: See

Radiologyinfo.Org for good info.
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cta

Cta is a method by which using high resolution cat scans one can image various arterial beds either coronary or peripheral vasculature it used radiation and dye.

In brief: Cta

Cta is a method by which using high resolution cat scans one can image various arterial beds either coronary or peripheral vasculature it used radiation and dye.
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