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CT Angiography of the Coronary Arteries

Non-invasiv imaging of coronary arteries is one of the main achievments in Cardiovascular Imaging of the last decade. 

In addition to calcium determination, the depiction and measurement of the coronary arteries by means of an X-ray contrast medium has been recognized as an effective method for charting the developmental stages of a constriction of the coronary vessels.The contrast agent is administered through a vein (located usually in the elbow). The cavities of the heart and coronary vessels are then visible due to the contrast agent. Changes in the cardiac wall are represented as either soft (soft plaques) or hard (calcified plaques) and constrictions are also made visible. Thus, the anatomy and, to a certain extent, circulation of the coronary vessels and the myocardium can be assessed by the attending physician, even without the implementation of a cardiac catheter. In this process, even the smaller plaques are not ordinarily overlooked, although it sometimes can lead to an overestimation of the severity of the narrowing of the coronary arteries. Therefore, this examination as well as a cardiac catheterization should always be performed in association with a blood flow measurement (ischemia). Procedures for clinical quantification of plaque composition (calcium content) have yet to be fully established and are still the subject of a detailed examination.

Kalk-Darstellung Herzkranzgefäße: CT-Herz
Right coronary artery in a healthy subject. Right coronary with marked plaques.

Information for Patients: 

You have made an appointment for a cardiac CT examination at the Isar Heart Center. For your confidence we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust, and before your visit, provide you with information on the following pages, with which you can familiarize yourself with the examination procedure of computed tomography. Of course, before the exam the examination process itself, in a personal interview, we will explain the benefits and risks, and any other inquiries you may have beforehand.

Questions and Answers (FAQ) 

More information on the subject of cardiac CT can be found here: 
  • Calcium score 
  • Prevention (cardio check-up) 
  • Bypass heart surgery 
  • Pulmonary embolism 
  • LAA occluder systems (atrial appendage closure) 
  • Cardio MRI (magnetic resonance imaging of the heart) 
  • Coronary arteries (CTA)  
  • Heart attack 
  • Representations of pulmonary veins
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Scintigraphy (nuclear medicine)