Traditionally, Cardiac angiography has been used to examine coronary arteries, but in recent years CT technology has advanced into coronary imaging. Coronary CTA is similar to a CT heart score, but in addition to identifying calcified plaque CCTA can also evaluate soft plaque (fatty deposits) in the walls of the artery. As soft plaque builds it can leak into the vessel resulting in vulnerable plaque. Vulnerable plaques can lead to obstruction of blood flow, stroke, and/or a heart attack.
Research has demonstrated that a negative coronary CTA is a strong indicator that the patient does not have coronary artery disease. Due to the non-invasive nature of CCTA, it is becoming the first diagnostic test to evaluate the presence or absence of coronary artery disease, when clinically indicated. In patients with acute cardiac symptoms, catheter angiography is still preferred because immediate intervention, such as stenting a narrowed artery, can be performed at the same time.
With House Of Diagnostics ultrafast 427 slices per second CT Scanner, Coronary CT Angiography is effective, fast, painless method to diagnose the ailments of coronary arteries.
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