Please call 800-633-7377 for a personal consultation between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You can also call the appointment center to schedule, change or cancel an appointment or ask questions.
Despite dramatic improvements in treatment, heart disease is still the #1 killer of men and women in the United States.
Beaumont offers leading edge 3-D Cardiac CT Scan technology that helps with the early detection of coronary artery disease. Please speak with your physician to determine whether you are a candidate for a 3-D Cardiac CT Scan.
Utilizing state of the art CT scan technology, the heart and coronary arteries can now be imaged non-invasively. To assure proper visualization a beta blocker may be given orally about one hour prior to the CT scan. Once an adequate heart rate is obtained, nitroglycerin is given under the tongue and a CT scan is obtained to look for calcium in the coronary arteries. This takes seconds and requires a single breath hold.
Immediately, thereafter, a small amount of contrast containing iodine is injected through the vein and another scan is obtained; a breath hold of about 15 seconds may be necessary. The data obtained is quickly processed by a high powered computer and images are available for interpretation thereafter.
Once an adequate heart rate is achieved, the time at the testing site is generally less than one hour. No sedation is required. You may drive to and from the testing site by yourself.
To schedule an appointment at a location nearest to you, contact the Appointment Center at 800-328-8542.
Presently, the test is offered at:
• Beaumont, Grosse Pointe• Beaumont, Royal Oak• Beaumont, Troy• Beaumont Medical Center, West Bloomfield