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Features / Benefits of the 64-slice CT

  • Scans head, abdomen, spine and chest
  • Full cardiac scanning capability
  • Less contrast
  • Shorter scan times

Scope of test capabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Hypertensive heart disease
  • Intermediate coronary syndrome
  • Old myocardial Infarction
  • Angina pectoris
  • Other forms of chronic ischemic heart disease
  • Acute pericarditis unspecified
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other chest pain
  • Other congenital anomalies of heart
  • Abnormal electrocardiogram ECG/EKG
  • Anomalies of great veins

How does the 64-slice CT stack up to existing technology?

  • Quick and noninvasive.
  • Three-dimensional modality that is not limited to any particular two-dimensional projections/slice orientation. Can fully assess structures in any plane and offers volumetric information on vessel stenosis.
  • Can give accurate and unique information of the coronary arteries including narrowing, type and degree of plaque. This may allow more accurate diagnosis and better treatment planning.
  • It is the most sensitive test in detection of coronary artery disease other than intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS), which requires invasive catheterization of the vessel. CCTA can non-invasively exclude coronary artery disease.
  • Can also simultaneously visualize the pulmonary and systemic arteries of the chest, thereby excluding other dangerous causes of chest pain.
  • Can give accurate information of other structures in the chest, which cannot be otherwise visualized by any other modality.