Cardiac CT Scan
Private Heart Scan – Derby, Burton and Solihull
A number of standard tests are being used in new ways, the good old CT scanner being one of them. A CT scan typically involves passing all or part of a patient through a large doughnut shaped device. The scanner takes X-ray pictures in slices through the part of the body being investigated. These pictures can be built up to form a 3D image.
A Cardiac CT is essentially a CT scan of the heart. There is a ‘short & a ‘long’ version. The short version is the CT Calcium Score (also called a Lifescan by some companies) & the long version the CT Coronary Angiogram.