Medical science and technology has made progress in leaps and bounds in the past few decades. One of the prominent areas of these advancements has been the non-invasive procedures to study heart conditions. Apart from the traditional methods to study heart conditions, the newer ones like Cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) Scan has become popular for its effectiveness.
Procedure of CT Scan
Even though they are extremely effective, everyone doesn’t need a CT Scan. It is suggested by the doctors only after the other non-invasive tests (ECG, EKG, Chest X-rays etc.) are unable to provide satisfactory results. Some of the common issues that a doctor checks for using MDCT are
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After the ProcedureOnce the 3D heart scan is completed, the doctor may calculate something called a “calcium score” that identifies the amount of calcium deposited in the arteries blocking them. The further line of treatment can be defined on the basis of the Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CT) scan results. You can get back to normal activities almost immediately after your CT scan, especially if dye wasn’t used.
Risks of CT Scan
CT scan is a relatively risk free procedure, but there might be a few risks like