Computed Tomographic Angiography


Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your doctor about undergoing computerized tomographic angiography (CTA). Consider printing or writing down these questions and taking them to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor pointing

Bring a list of questions to ask your doctor about computed tomographic angiography (CTA).

  1. What will a CTA tell us about my cardiovascular health?
  2. What are the possible benefits of a CTA?
  3. What are my individual risks from having a CTA performed?
  4. How much radiation will I be exposed to during the test?
  5. What happens next if the CTA test shows something that needs further examination?
  6. How often is a CTA test incorrect, and what are the common reasons for it?