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Computed tomographic angiography (CTA)

Status: Decision completed

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Policy context

Issues of efficacy, safety and accuracy regarding use of CT Angiography imaging for screening or coronary artery disease. Concern that CTA may not identify accurately those patients with chest pain who will need catheter-based or surgical revascularization.

Primary Criteria Ranking

  • Safety = Low
  • Efficacy = High
  • Cost = High