Main Line Health Imaging and the Lankenau Heart Institute have teamed up
to bring you Cardiac CT Angiogram, a revolutionary, non-invasive imaging
procedure that delivers high resolution views of the heart and coronary
arteries in mere seconds. Using the GE Lightspeed 64-slice Scanner,
clinicians can capture the heart in just 5 beats.
Dual expertise for a comprehensive and accurate diagnosis
Main Line Health Imaging is offering Cardiac CT Angiogram at our
Collegeville and Newtown Square locations. This procedure provides an
amazingly detailed and accurate view of the heart and coronary arteries
with submillimeter resolution.
By teaming up, the Lankenau Heart Institute and Main Line Health Imaging
are able to offer patients the uniquely comprehensive expertise of both
board-certified radiologists and board-certified cardiologists
interpreting the scan.
When to order the Cardiac CT Angiogram
Cardiac CT Angiogram is a non-invasive method of determining whether
plaques (fatty deposits or calcium deposits) have built up in the
coronary arteries. Patients undergoing this procedure receive an IV
contrast agent for greater detail in their scanned images. The
information collected during the scan results in 3D computer images of
the coronary arteries as well as any plaque that exists within their
Cardiac CT Angiogram can help rule out significant narrowing of the
major coronary arteries or the presence of calcium deposits and offers a
non-invasive method of early detection of athrosclerotic plaque.
Indications for Cardiac CT Angiogram
Below is the most recent list of indications for Cardiac CT Angiogram.
Chest pain (symptomatic patient) with equivocal stress test
(exercise, perfusion or stress echo)
Chest pain (symptomatic patient) with intermediate pre-test
probability of coronary artery disease, EKG uninterpretable or
unable to exercise
Initial evaluation of new onset heart failure/cardiomyopathy
Evaluation of cardiac mass (suspected tumor, thrombus or
Evaluation of pericardial conditions (pericardial mass,
constrictive pericarditis or complications of cardiac surgery)
Evaluation of pulmonary vein anatomy prior to ablation for
Non-invasive coronary vein mapping prior to placement of
Non-invasive coronary arterial mapping, including internal
mammary artery prior to repeat cardiac surgical
Evaluation of congenital cardiac and coronary anomalies
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.