Cardiac CT Scans (Coronary)
What are Cardiac CT Scans (or Coronary CT Scans)?
CT Coronary Angiogram (CTCA) or Cardiac CT Scan is a non-invasive scan that uses CT technology to image a beating heart. The heart is scanned after a small injection of X-ray dye to identify any ‘soft’ plaque (cholesterol) in the arteries that have not yet turned into calcium. The scan provides images of the coronary vessels and arteries of the beating heart as a diagnostic tool. A CTCA is probably the best way to detect early signs of coronary atherosclerosis (the disease which causes heart attacks by forming cholesterol plaques in the walls of the artery).
Envision’s Cardiac CT Scan Equipment
At Envision we have Perth’s only dual source 64-slice CT scanner. Dual source means we have “double the temporal resolution” or “half the blur”, which allows us to get the best possible images. Our scanner protocols are designed to generate clear images at the lowest possible radiation dose.
CT Cardiac (Coronary) scans
What types of CT Cardiac (Coronary) scans does Envision Offer?
Medical Imaging Practice Perth
Types of Imaging
At Envision, we offer the most sought-after types of imaging for diagnostics and treatments. Our Wembley headquarters is the largest single-site radiology practice in Perth
PET-CT is a Nuclear Medicine procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive compound is injected into your body.
MRI scans are best for investigating the soft tissue structures of the body such as muscles, ligaments, the brain and spinal cord.
CT images are very high resolution, generating up to 2000 images per scan. Our doctors carefully review those images
Ultrasound is a safe and widely used real time imaging technique. It uses high frequency sound waves which are produced by a special ultrasound machine.
NUCLEAR MEDICAL IMAGING
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology procedure used to evaluate the function of a body system and detect disease.
CONE BEAM CT SCANS
Cone Beam CT Scans are scans which allows 3D visualisation of the teeth, jaws and face.
OPG, LATERAL & PA CEPH
Panoramic radiographs, more commonly known as OPGs (orthopantomograms), are a special panoramic picture