Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton offers advanced cardiac diagnostic imaging and is pleased to be the only hospital in Denton County to offer imaging using the revolutionary 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner which provides patients the fastest and least invasive method of coronary angiogram.
Compared with traditional diagnostic tools, the CCTA is able to show physicians a 3-D high-definition image of the heart and provide more conclusive results to determine if a patient will need further treatment.
During a 64-slice CCTA, the CT scans the heart and captures 192 images per second, which are then reconstructed to create an image of the heart, including the arteries. Because it only requires 10 minutes to perform and has no recovery time needed, it is also the quickest method for diagnosing coronary artery disease.
This type of imaging may be utilized if a patient has some of the following risk factors:
- Family history of heart disease
- Elevated calcium plaque score from a heart scan
- Current or former smoker
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Obesity or were obese