Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia and is caused by a slow build-up of fatty deposits on the inner walls of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscles. Known as atherosclerosis, when these fatty plaques become significant enough to reduce blood flow to the heart muscles you could get angina (chest pain) or have a heart attack. Plaque build up in arteries begins when people are young and could be well advanced by middle age.
Cardiac CT is a non-invasive examination that characterises the heart and coronary arteries as an alternative to more invasive cardiac catheterisation. Global Diagnostics provides two key cardiac CT tests – CT coronary angiography (CTCA) and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS), on our two (2) state-of-the-art CT scanner at South West Health Campus, Bunbury, and Peel Health Campus, Mandurah.