Computed tomographic angiography (CTA)

Coronary computed tomography angiography involves the use of CT scans and an injected dye to develop computer-aided, 3-dimensional images of the artery.

Status: Decision completed

Why is CTA being reviewed?

Issues of efficacy, safety, and accuracy regarding use of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) 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


Type Materials
Assessment (2008)