Main Line Health Imaging and the Main Line Health Heart Center have teamed up to bring your patients 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 Main Line Health Heart Center 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 walls.
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 aneurysm)
Evaluation of pericardial conditions (pericardial mass, constrictive pericarditis or complications of cardiac surgery)
Evaluation of pulmonary vein anatomy prior to ablation for atrial fibrillation
Non-invasive coronary vein mapping prior to placement of biventricular pacemaker
Non-invasive coronary arterial mapping, including internal mammary artery prior to repeat cardiac surgical revascularization
Evaluation of congenital cardiac and coronary anomalies
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