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what does ct angio v/s conventional angiography looked for?

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Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology 34 years experience
Blood vessels: Both exams look at the size and pattern of your blood vessels as well as how much blood is going to your organs. This can be useful to look for blocked or narrow arteries as well as for diagnosing and treating cancer.

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F 70, what is CT for cardio. What are advantages and hazards? Should i go for angiography or CT cardio?

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Dr. Charles Caldwell
Cardiology 30 years experience
Cardiac CT: A cardiac calcium score is a non-contrast ct of the heart looking for calcium in the arterial wall as a marker for atherosclerosis. A contrast ct angiogram is a ct of the heart looking at the vessel lumen and heart as they fill up with contrast. It can be as good as a heart cath if done without artifact and with a high resolution scanner in a patient who has had their heart slowed down.

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