What is a EBT heart scan?

What is a EBT heart scan?

Recently called the ‘Mammogram of the Heart’ the GE-Imatron™ Electron Beam CT (EBT) Heart Scan is a breakthrough in Early Detection and Cardiac Risk Assessment. In a 5-minute test, the electron beam scanner takes forty pictures of your heart, between beats, while you remain fully clothed.

What is the best scan to detect heart disease?

A heart computerized tomography (CT) scan, also called a calcium-score screening heart scan, is used to find calcium deposits in plaque of people with heart disease. They’re an effective way to spot atherosclerosis before symptoms develop. The more coronary calcium you have, the more coronary atherosclerosis you have.

What can a heart scan detect?

A heart scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan, is a specialized X-ray test that provides pictures of your heart that can help your doctor detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in your arteries. Plaque inside the arteries of your heart can grow and restrict blood flow to the muscles of your heart.

What is it called when you get your heart scanned?

A computed tomography (CT) scan of the heart is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create detailed pictures of the heart and its blood vessels. This test is called a coronary calcium scan when it is done to see if you have a buildup of calcium in your heart arteries.

Will a CT scan show artery blockage?

CT Scans Versus Stress Tests To Detect Clogged Arteries According to a study by Johns Hopkins University¹, research shows that CT scans are effective for detecting the risk of developing clogged arteries. The study compared people who received CT scans to people who got stress tests.

Do heart scans show blockage?

A heart scan is not a substitute for stress testing and can tell you how blocked a coronary artery is, furthermore it does not detect any non-calcified plaque that may be present.

Is a heart scan worth doing?

Heart scans are considered most useful for those with a known “moderate” risk of heart disease or for those whose risk is uncertain. Your risk for heart disease can be calculated based on your age, sex, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and tobacco use.

How long does it take to get heart scan results?

The results of your echo will be prepared in a report in which your doctor will describe the heart anatomy, heart movements, and any defects observed during the test. It may take several days to several weeks for you to receive the report.