When is a coronary CTA appropriate?

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Brett Elicker describes when a coronary CT angiography (CTA) is appropriate.

Goal of coronary CTA

  • Cardiac catheterization equivalent 
  • Angiography
    • Invasive procedure
    • Gold standard
  • Coronary CTA
    • Non-invasive procedure
    • Negative test: highly accurate 


Chief of Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging
Professor Clinical Radiology

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