Can the doctor or radiolegist find CAD during cardiac CT scan test?

See answer. 2 two types of “cardiac ct exams”. The coronary calcium score is done without iodine contrast and identifies coronary vascular calcifications – which correlate with coronary atherosclerotic disease. The cardiac cta is done with iodine contrast and identifies the coronary vessel lumen allowing more accurate vascular delineation. Your dr. Can advise which is most appropriate for you.
Yes. The test is call calcium score screening heart scan. Used to detect calcium in the atherosclerotic plague at the coronary arteries. The amount of coronary calcium is an independent predictor of future heart problems and can be use to start lifestyle changes. If you have a positive scan then stress test is the next step. If negative and a positive scan, i still recommend lifestyle changes.

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Can 265 slice cardiac CT scan with and without contrast miss a CAD? And how accurate are?

Very accurate! If the scan is of good quality with limited motion artifact chance of missing significant cad. Read more...
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Pretty darn good. if you have a good quality study, and normal coronaries - then that is about as hang your hat on it information as you can get. if the study was fuzzy, or showed some disease, then the results need to be interpreted in the context of what is going on with you (cardiology consult or PCP eval) Read more...