CT Coronary Angiogram (may not be available at this time. Please check with reception staff.)

A CT coronary angiogram is a test that uses xray radiation. It is performed with a CT scanner machine. It gives detailed information about the arteries in your heart. The CT scanner machine needs to be a special high powered CT machine to deliver adequate information with minimised radiation dose. It requires IV contrast.

Requires special preparation, including medication to slow the heartbeat, which may require waiting for 30-60 minutes or longer for the medication to work.

After the heart beat medication has worked (the technician will monitor the heart beat to determine the best time to continue to examination), you will go into the CT room. You will be asked to lie down on the CT table and ECG leads will be placed on your chest. A cannula (plastic needle) will be inserted into a vein in the arm/elbow region. Then the test will be performed, with injection of the IV contrast.