THE HEART SCAN: 3D CT ANGIOGRAPHY
WHAT IS A CTA?
This revolutionary CT technique detects blockages in any vessel or artery in the body and determines their size and composition.
The heart is always in motion, so historically it has always been hard to image. However, the speed of the new 3D CT in combination with the EKG.
We can now acquire PRECISE IMAGES of the coronary arteries and the heart’s structures.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women.
Now we can determine safely, rapidly, and non-invasively who is at risk for heart attacks, cardiac death, and what to do about it.
We can also evaluate bypass grafts and stent patency (how well they are holding up), and not just score the calcium content of the arteries anymore.