An angiogram is an X-ray image of blood vessels after they are filled with a contrast material. A coronary angiogram is used for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD). It also can be used to identify the exact location and severity of CAD.
Angiographic images accurately reveal the extent and severity of all coronary artery blockages. For patients with severe angina or heart attack (myocardial infarction), or those who have markedly abnormal noninvasive tests for CAD (such as stress tests), the angiogram also helps the doctor select the optimal treatment. Treatments may then include medications, balloon angioplasty, coronary stenting, atherectomy, rotablator or coronary artery bypass surgery.
HSC Medical Center is a high volume center for Coronary Angiogram and PTCA/Stents (about 500 cases per year). All the cases were done mainly as outpatient and patient will be discharged on the same day but some of the cases were done as in-patient if clinically indicated.
Before doing the procedure, patient needs to be fasted for 6 to 8 hours.
Our experience showed a good correlation (80 - 90%) between the DSCT coronary Angiogram and Invasive Coronary Angiogram.
3D Heart Diagram 1
3D Heart Diagram 2
Coronary Angiographic / Angiogram (normal)
DSCT - Coronary Angiogram
Invasive Coronary Angiogram