With one of the most advanced CT scanners in the country available right here in the central Pennsylvania region, images of the coronary arteries of the heart can now be seen better than ever. Using a Siemens Dual Source Definition CT scanner, the specialists at the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute can see the structures of the heart with more clarity than ever before.
The specialists at the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute are excited about this new state of the art technology Siemens Definition Dual 32 CT scanner. It will give the clearest non-invasive images of the coronary arteries of any imaging modality currently. What is unique about the program here at the HVI is that your patient's coronary CTA study will be evaluated by a team of cardiologists and radiologists, offering the best a cooperative relationship like this has to offer. The current indications for performance of a coronary CTA study as listed by Highmark Blue Shield (as of November 13, 2007) include evaluation of a patient with:
Equivocal or uninterrupted stress test, chest pain or angina equivalent (Intermediate pre-test probability of CAD) or (unable to exercise) or (no ECG ¿ and negative serial enzymes), known CAD, chest pain and uninterrupted stress test, management of a symptomatic patient with known CAD (e.g. post-stent; post-CABG), suspected congenital anomalies of coronary circulation, prior to non-coronary artery surgery (i.e. valve or aortic surgery), pre/post procedure to assess pulmonary venous anatomy (pre-radiofrequency ablation for AFib) or (Biventricular pacemaker), new onset heart failure to assess etiology, cardiac mass, technically limited images from echocardiogram, MRI or TEE, pericardial conditions (mass, constriction, post-cardiac surgery), prior to repeat cardiac surgery (coronary arterial mapping), suspected aortic dissection, thoracic aortic aneurysm or pulmonary embolism.
To order the test for your patient, please click on the request form below, fill it out and fax it to one of the numbers listed at the bottom of the order form. A cardiologist from the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute will review the request and call you back to discuss the patient with you. Just another example of the high level of care and service you expect from the region's leader in cardiovascular care.
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