Finding a CT Angiogram Scan Center
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Finding a CT Angiogram Scan Center

Discussion with Your Physician

It is important that you discuss CT angiography with your physician before you undergo a CT scan.  There are risks associated with CT angiography, and the scan will be beneficial only if your physician can use the information to suggest treatment of disease apparent on the scan.

Computed Tomography Technology

When looking for a radiology center for a CT angiogram, it is important to make sure the computed tomography technology is up to date.  Coronary artery CT angiograms in particular require new CT scan equipment as the vessels studied are small and subject to motion.  Although a coronary CT angiogram may be completed using "EBT" technology, you should make sure that your center is equipped with "multislice" CT technology.  Multislice technology is a recent development, where multiple "slices" are captured with each rotation of the CT scanner.  Coronary CT angiography studies should be completed with a minimum of 16 slice technology, and 64-slice technology is considered superior.

Accreditation

The American College of Radiology provides a list of accredited radiology imaging centers.  To check if your center is accredited, please visit the American College of Radiology accredited facility search page




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