Windows to the Heart: Safer Faster CT Technology Produces Images that Give New Clinical Insights into Coronary Artery Disease

For decades, physicians making decisions about how to treat coronary artery disease (CAD) have relied on cardiac angiography, which requires cardiac catheterization

In 2011, researchers at MUSC Health’s Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) reported that coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA), a powerful imaging test that provides detailed images of the heart and its blood vessels without the need for catheterization, provided as reliable a guide to decisions about revascularization as did conventional cardiac angi- two tests in 185 veterans with a high likelihood of CAD.

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