Calcium score vs. coronary CTA

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Brett Elicker explains the difference between calcium scoring and coronary CT angiography (CTA)
Densest thing seen is calcium on these scans. What you can tell is that is lots of atherosclerosis: hardening of the arteries which is high risk of developing problem. Looking at coronary calcium, not all atherosclerosis is calcified.  




Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Professor Clinical Radiology

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