The assessment of the lumen of coronary arteries and of its possible stenosis, consists the unique and necessary requirement for the proper treatment of patients with coronary heart disease. Thanks to the development of CT scanning, CT coronary angiography is today possible (non-invasive coronary angiography) without introducing catheters to the body, which is a method that is commonly known as classic coronary angiography (invasive coronary angiography). This examination is performed with the use or Χ radiation and the administration of an iodinated contrast agent (it is necessary to inform your physician in case of existing allergies so that anti-allergic treatment is administered, in order to avoid any possible complications).
At our diagnostic center, with the operation of the most ultramodern 256-section CT-scanner, it is possible to perform and complete a CT coronary angiography in 3 seconds and with the minimum amount of radiation that is administered in such examinations. During the examination are depicted and subsequently studied all the structures of the heart in great detail, as well as the coronary arteries and the thoracic aorta and other vascular structures of the chest.
Important information is also given by the recording of calcium in the coronary arteries, known as coronary calcium score. With the same examination the three basic causes of chest pain, that is the dissection of thoracic aorta, myocardial ischemia and pulmonary embolism, can be simultaneously ruled out (triple out).