CT Heart Scan Brentwood NY

A CT heart scan is used to diagnose blockage or narrowing of the carotid arteries of the neck and/or the branches of the carotid artery. Plaque build up, blood clots, calcium deposits and other substances in the blood stream may cause an interruption in the blood flow through the carotid arteries.

Local Companies

Guillermo San Roman
(631) 422-1900
200 W Main St # 203
Babylon, NY
Marco Papaleo
(631) 385-0022
96 East Main Street
Huntington, NY
Rakesh Patel
(631) 265-5050
260 Middle Country Rd #214
Smithtown, NY
Jyoti Ganguly
(631) 979-8880
496 Smithtown Byp # 101
Smithtown, NY
Kiran Pandey
(631) 689-8333
Suny At Stony Brook Univ Hosp
Stony Brook, NY
Daniel Chikvashvili
(516) 572-0123
2201 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY
Eileen Bishop
(631) 265-5050
375 East Main St
Bay Shore, NY
Tomasz Stys
(631) 444-1060
460 Old Town Rd. Apt. 6N
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Gary Veith
(631) 382-4833
363 Route 111 # 106
Smithtown, NY
Ernst Raeder
(631) 444-1069
SUNY at Stony Brook Floor 17, Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
Data Provided by:
  

A CT heart scan is used to diagnose blockage or narrowing of the carotid arteries of the neck and/or the branches of the carotid artery. Plaque build up, blood clots, calcium deposits and other substances in the blood stream may cause an interruption in the blood flow through the carotid arteries.

Calcium Scoring

Calcium deposits can develop from plaque that has built up over time inside your arteries; this is called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. During a CT heart scan , the initial image taken by the CT scanner determines your calcium score – a number indicative of the amount of calcium in your arteries.

The calcium score study also reveals the exact levels to scan for the CT angiogram study and can determine if you are someone who won't benefit from the angiogram study due to the large amount of calcium in your vessels.

CT Heart Scan Angiogram

Once the calcium score is determined, the rest of the exam continues, and a contrast dye is injected into an IV. The contrast dye travels through the blood vessels and enhances images of the heart, making them more visible on the CT scan. The exam provides your doctor with information about cardiac risks and a detailed picture of coronary artery plaques to help in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease.

CT hear scan angiography can help your physician to decide if your health care related issues can be managed with drug therapy, diet and exercise of if you need to be referred for cardiac catheterization for angioplasty and stenting.

ScanDirectory.org is a leading resource for CT Heart Scan information. Search for a body scan clinic near you today!

Click here to read more from ScanDirectory.com

Related Articles
- Everything You Need to Know about MRI Scans Brentwood NY
It is extremely important for a person to make sure that their health is the best it can be. This means eating healthy foods, exercising correctly, and getting enough sleep each night. However, sometimes even doing these three things is not enough, which is why a person needs to see their doctor at least once a year.
- EBT Scans Brentwood NY
- Heart CT Scan Brentwood NY
- Heart Scans Brentwood NY
- Detecting Heart Disease with CT Angiography Brentwood NY
- How a CT Scan Can Help Injury Victims Brentwood NY
- CT Angiography and Poor Diet Choices Brentwood NY
- EBT Heart Scan Brentwood NY
- Full Body CT Scan Brentwood NY