Why would a doc want a patient to have a computed tomography angiography?

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Answered by Virtual Imaging Inc.

At Virtual Imaging in Atlanta, we use an Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT) machine without IV contrast. We are completely non invasive and screen for a Coronary Calcium score (Heart Scan) which is considered the #1 predictor of heart disease today. That screening is extremely accurate without contrast. An angiogram would require injecting a contrast dye for an even more accurate view of the coronary arteries.

Published on Feb 26, 2016

Answered by Virtual Imaging Inc.

At Virtual Imaging in Atlanta, we use an Electron Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT) machine without IV contrast. We are completely non invasive and screen for a Coronary Calcium score (Heart Scan) which is considered the #1 predictor of heart disease today. That screening is extremely accurate without contrast. An angiogram would require injecting a contrast dye for an even more accurate view of the coronary arteries.

Published on Feb 26, 2016


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