CT Heart Scan Springfield Gardens 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

Isaac Azar
(212) 420-2385
201 E 17th St
New York, NY
Amin Patel
(212) 604-7000
153 W 11Th St
New York, NY
Gina Wang
(212) 682-3753
345 E 37Th St # 310
New York, NY
Chaim Simcha Levine
(718) 382-2212
1651 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Joseph Andrew Colasacco
(718) 206-6742
8906 135Th St # 2T
Jamaica, NY
Katherine Catanese
(212) 305-6003
177 Fort Washington Avenue Milstein Hospital
New York, NY
J Anthony C Gomes
(212) 427-1540
5 E 98Th St # 1188
New York, NY
Alan Snart
(212) 628-5908
435 E 70Th St
New York, NY
Narinder Bhalla
(718) 250-8265
121 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Seyed Hashemi
(718) 453-4311
866 Dekalb Ave
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
- Heart Scans Springfield Gardens NY
A heart scan can tell if you're at higher risk of a heart attack or other problems long before you have any outward symptoms of disease. A heart scan is able to measure the amount of calcium in the walls of your coronary arteries, this information in combination with your health information, can help your doctor to assess your risk of coronary artery disease.
- How a CT Scan Can Help Injury Victims Springfield Gardens NY
- EBT Heart Scan Springfield Gardens NY
- CT Angiography and Poor Diet Choices Springfield Gardens NY
- Detecting Heart Disease with CT Angiography Springfield Gardens NY
- Everything You Need to Know about MRI Scans Springfield Gardens NY
- EBT Scans Springfield Gardens NY
- Full Body CT Scan Springfield Gardens NY
- Heart CT Scan Springfield Gardens NY