CT Heart Scan Pittsford 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

Winston E Gaum
(585) 275-7787
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY
Kenneth H Davidson MD
(585) 426-9278
1445 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY
CHRISTOPHER COVE, MD
(585) 275-4751
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY
David C Cheeran, MD
585-544-6550
1415 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY
Ling S Ong, MD
716-442-4690
980 Westfall Rd Ste 110
Rochester, NY
Robert R VanNozzi
(585) 723-7872
1561 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY
Roger P Vermilion
(585) 275-6108
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY
Darlene Go
(718) 270-1568
277 Watchung Ave.
Bloomfield, NY
CYNTHIA REDDECK, MD
(585) 338-2700
30 Hagen Drive
Rochester, NY
Cheehoon Kim, MD
585-242-9450
30 Hagen Dr Ste 100
Rochester, 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 Pittsford 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.
- CT Angiography and Poor Diet Choices Pittsford NY
- How a CT Scan Can Help Injury Victims Pittsford NY
- Full Body CT Scan Pittsford NY
- Detecting Heart Disease with CT Angiography Pittsford NY
- Everything You Need to Know about MRI Scans Pittsford NY
- EBT Heart Scan Pittsford NY
- Heart CT Scan Pittsford NY
- Heart Scans Pittsford NY