Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) is a non-invasive test that is used to look at the structure and blood vessels of the heart. During a CCTA exam, imaging contrast is injected through a vein in the patient’s arm and a computed tomography scanner is used to take pictures of the heart vessels from outside the body (University of Wisconsin-Madison Health). Recent research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology advocates for CCTA to be used as the default diagnostic test for evaluating patients with stable chest pain (Journal of the American College of Cardiology).

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