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CCTA

cardiac computed tomography angiography.
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Infusion of saline (in the second lumen) following the contrast injection assists in the low dose CCTA initiative by improving contrast volume utilization, prolonging the peak of injection, and reducing perivenous streak artifacts.
Positive results on CCTA correlated with major adverse cardiovascular events.
If CCTA is used, it can be useful for more than just confirming that an invasive cardiac catheterization is the appropriate next step.
Mr Greg Stevens, Chief Executive, CCTA comments: “CCTA are delighted to welcome Hitec to the Association.
In January 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require free-standing imaging centers to demonstrate CCTA competency to receive procedure reimbursement from Medicare.
Three independent radiologists interpreted the CCTA images, and one independent radiologist interpreted the QCA images.
This provides an initial foundation to suggest that CCTA may be used as a cost-efficient alternative to nuclear stress testing for evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
As a transportation leader, the CCTA is working to create a stronger economic future for Contra Costa County by building partnerships that make transportation safer, more reliable and increasingly efficient.
But CCTA reps feel that audits are inappropriate in a competitive market.
We have heard anecdotal reports of doses of 30 mSV for CCTA.