Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States. And it can remain completely asymptomatic for decades. Charlotte Radiology offers two exams to study the coronary arteries: Calcium Scoring and Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA). CCTA allows physicians to examine the small arteries that feed the heart muscle. It uses CT technology to visualize blood flow in the coronary arteries, generating three-dimensional (3D) images that reveal both hard and soft plaque. This information can help your doctor determine your risk for a heart attack. CCTA can also provide valuable information for the management of CAD. This test is often recommended for patients with no symptoms but high risk of heart disease (ex. high cholesterol, high blood pressure, family history or diabetes) and patients who have had inconclusive results from a stress test. Please talk to your doctor to assess your risks.
Doctor Referral Required