CT Heart Scan Fresh Meadows 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

Veeranna Merla
(201) 441-3449
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
Siu-Sun Yao
(212) 523-7090
425 W 59th St
New York, NY
Anthony Condreras
(718) 824-1185
1960 Williamsbridge Rd
Bronx, NY
Charles Traube
(718) 692-2700
2270 Kimball St # 210
Brooklyn, NY
Edward H Oruci, MD
(516) 365-6444
100 Port Washington Blvd
Roslyn, NY
Sultan Ahmed
(973) 972-4736
185 S Orange Ave
Newark, NJ
Nicholas Kipshidze
(212) 434-2606
100 East 77th St.
New York, NY
Albina A Claps
(718) 876-4638
47 Eddy St Grymes Hill
Staten Island, NY
Robert Ostfeld
(718) 920-5197
3400 Bainbridge Ave
Bronx, NY
Barbara Ann Pisani
(718) 790-7020
328 94th St
Brooklyn, 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
- EBT Scans Fresh Meadows NY
EBT Scan is an Electron Beam Tomography that is capable of doing a full body scan in order to examine all the body's vital organs. You stay completely clothed during the procedure that only takes a few minutes to complete.
- Everything You Need to Know about MRI Scans Fresh Meadows NY
- Heart Scans Fresh Meadows NY
- Full Body CT Scan Fresh Meadows NY
- EBT Heart Scan Fresh Meadows NY
- How a CT Scan Can Help Injury Victims Fresh Meadows NY
- Detecting Heart Disease with CT Angiography Fresh Meadows NY
- Heart CT Scan Fresh Meadows NY
- CT Angiography and Poor Diet Choices Fresh Meadows NY