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Common conditions

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chest pain
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Pulmonary vein mapping prior to Atrial Fibrillation ablation
  • Evaluation of CABG vessels
  • Post cardiac transplant evaluation

What are some key elements of this study

  • EKG gated angiographic imaging of the coronary arteries
  • May involve premedication for coronary artery dilatation and heart rate control
  • May include a noncontrast EKG gated series for coronary calcium scoring

Why this modality?

  • High resolution imaging of the coronary arteries
  • Fast

Who reads these studies?

Cardiac radiologists

What to do if there is a finding?

Followup with cardiologist

Why get this done at UCLA Radiology?

  • High end fleet of dual source CT scanners
  • Highly experienced CT technologists who are experienced in advanced CT protocols
  • Highly skilled nursing staff for pre and post-medication monitoring
  • 3D lab providing post-processing