Heart & Vascular Clinic
HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE
T 08 8338 0499

F 08 8379 8094 E info@heartandvascular.com.au
240 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA 5063
Brighton
T 08 8338 0499 | 1/497 Brighton Rd, Brighton SA 5048
Flinders Cardiac Clinic
FLINDERS CARDIAC CLINIC
T 08 8177 1599

F 08 8177 1589 E enquires@flinderscardiac.com.au
Level 6, Suite 606, 1 Flinders Drive,
Bedford Park SA 5042
Heart & Vascular Clinic
Cardiac Computed Tomographyor (Cardiac CT)

What is this?

Cardiac computed tomographyor cardiac CT, is a painless test that uses an x-ray machine to take clear, detailed pictures of the heart. Doctors use this test to look for heart problems.

During a cardiac CT scan, an x-ray machine will move around your body in a circle. The machine will take a picture of each part of your heart. A computer will put the pictures together to make a three-dimensional (3D) picture of the whole heart.

Usually an iodine-based dye (contrast dye) is injected into one of your veins during the scan. The contrast dye highlights your coronary (heart) arteries on the x-ray pictures. This type of CT scan is called a coronary CT coronary angiography, or CTCA.

Doctors usually use cardiac CT to help detect blockages in the coronary artery (CTCA) or evaluate coronary calcium (‘calcium scoring’), although occassionally it is used as a prelude to an EP procedure such as pulmonary vein isolation/left atrial ablation.

Contact Us

Heart and Vascular Institute/ Flinders Cardiac
Suite 606, level 6
Flinders Private Hospital
Bedford Park 5042
Telephone: 08 8177 1599 | Facsimile: 08 8177 1589

HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE
T 08 8338 0499
F 08 8379 8094 | E info@heartandvascular.com.au
240 Glen Osmond Road,
Fullarton SA 5063

FLINDERS CARDIAC CLINIC
T 08 8177 1599
F 08 8177 1589 | E enquires@flinderscardiac.com.au
Level 6, Suite 606, 1 Flinders Drive,
Bedford Park SA 5042