A computed tomography (CT) angiogram is an imaging test that helps detect or evaluate coronary heart disease, aorta issues, calcium deposits, heart function and valves problems, and pericardial disease.
If you have a CT angiogram, dye will be placed into your blood stream to make vessels more visible during the scan. You will lie on a table that moves through the scanner to create the images.
Saint Mary’s 128-Slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner technology is particularly effective in providing detailed information because it produces clear, detailed cross-sectional images (or “slices”) of a beating heart and its major vessels in real time. Computers can combine these images to create a three-dimensional (3D), high resolution model of the whole heart. This precision can lead to a more accurate diagnosis. Additionally, the technology is quicker than other similar tools, which makes the process more comfortable for the patient.