Cardiac CT Scan

What is the Purpose of a Cardiac CT Scan?

The following heart disorders can benefit from a cardiac CT scan, which can provide important information (such as diagnosis and detection):

  • Aneurysms of the aorta (abnormal bulges in the lining of the main artery that transports blood from the heart)
  • Calcium accumulation in the coronary arteries
  • Congenital heart defect (Heart defects that occur at birth)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Aortic dissections
  • Problems with the heart's function or heart valves
  • Embolism of the lungs (a blockage in a pulmonary artery)
  • The way coronary artery bypass grafting works (This includes determining the blood flow through the new artery stretch.)
  • Tumors of the heart or masses of the heart