Heart Screening

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We are proud to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services in Pasadena and Glendora, California, and surrounding counties.

During the CT Heart Screening Performed by Hill Medical

What should I expect during the CT heart scan?

  • You will be lying comfortably on the exam table for about five minutes, though the heart scan takes only seconds.
  • There is no need to change your clothes, but all jewelry and metal items must be removed.
  • You will be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds during scanning.
  • The heart scan is painless and emits only a small amount of radiation.

What type of CT system will be used for my exam?

Your CT heart screening will be performed on a multi-slice CT. Its unprecedented speed means it can produce precise images for more accurate diagnoses of injury and illness, in a significantly shorter amount of time.

What is the benefit of a multi-slice CT scanner for my exam?

In general, multi-slice CT is the fastest type of CT available today. It enables clinicians to perform standard CT exams in a fraction of the time, which means your exam will be finished sooner. Just as important, it provides much clearer images with even more anatomical detail than traditional CT scans, which will aid your doctor in making a more accurate diagnosis. The speed of multi-slice CT also means that fast-moving organs like the heart and lungs can be imaged with CT for the first time.

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