CT Coronary Angiogram
+ Calcium Score
Computed Tomography (CT) coronary angiogram is used to check whether coronary artery is smooth or not, and to assess the severity of coronary artery narrowings calcifications. After scanning, a calcium score is derived to predict the probability of coronary artery disease.
CT coronary angiogram is the best non-invasive, anatomical test to visualize the walls and diameters of the coronary arteries. Based on the findings, the doctor will determine whether the patients need coronary stenting or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
(By Intravascular Contrast Medium)
1. Fast for 4 hours before the examination
2. Please inform the nurses if any history of drug/food/contrast allergy, asthma, kidney disease or diabetes melltus.
3. Please inform the nurses if confirmed or suspected pregnancy
4. If you are allergic to the contrast, please take short-term steroids for 12 hours before the examination to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis caused by the contrast
5. Please resume medications 48 hours after the examination for those diabetes patients who need to take Metformin/Glucophage