CT angiography of the heart and coronary arteries is the newest and most exciting cardiac imaging tool currently available. Although CT heart scans have been shown on the Oprah Winfrey show and featured in national magazines, most patients have no clear idea as to whether or not such a test would be appropriate for them.
Because this technology is so new, many physicians are also unclear as to which of their patients can best benefit from such tests. Although Medicare has recognized the clinical importance of these tests and has begun to pay for them, many private insurance companies have restricted coverage.
After having installed the finest CT scanner available, Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists has rapidly become a premier site for such examinations, attracting patients from all over the Bay area.
Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists is committed to providing both patients and physicians with the information they need to understand and properly utilize this powerful new diagnostic tool. The links on the right should give you a better understanding of what this new imaging technology has to offer, what it is like to have a CT heart scan, and who should consider having such a test.
There is a link explaining how to schedule a test and various forms which can be downloaded.
Finally, there are links to other websites with useful information about CT heart scans and cardiac risk factors.
We hope that this site answers many of your questions about CT heart scans. For further information, please call or email us.
Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists (formerly CVI) is in Mountain View at 2660 Grant Road, just south of El Camino Hospital. The following link will provide you with a map to our office: