How well do CT scanners see into the heart?

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Brett Elicker explains how CT scanners are used to image the heart.

CT Imaging of the Heart

  • CT undergone major revolution because technological advances
  • We can now time the scan to capture different phases of the heart as it contracting 
  • The goal is freezing that motion due to the technological advances of CT to take beating heart and stop it and see what the arteries look like. 


Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Professor Clinical Radiology

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