CT Coronary Angiography and Calcium Scoring
CT coronary angiography uses advanced CT scanner imaging and intravenous contrast material (dye), to obtain reconstituted images of the coronary arteries and the heart.
It directly images coronary artery anatomy, including the amount of calcium deposits, plaque in the artery walls. It can detect coronary artery blockages and assessing cardiovascular risk. CT images can be acquired within a few heart beats, and the procedure has significantly less risk than invasive coronary angiography.
The appropriateness of this test is, however, best tailored to your clinical needs. Therefore, prior to proceeding to the test, we will discuss with you in detail.