Cardiac Screening Liverpool
Westside Medical Imaging is able to provide people living in Liverpool and surrounding suburbs with a heart scan. We can conduct a computed tomography (CT) cardiac scan using x-rays. It’s a diagnostic technique to investigate the state of your heart, find out the degree of any obstructed or blocked blood vessels, and discover any structural abnormality of heart valves and walls.
This advanced test allows your doctor to assess how your heart is beating and pumping blood, and helps them diagnose mild to severe heart disease. If there’s an issue, your doctor can plan for early therapeutic interventions, to help reduce your risk of a heart attack or other heart problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who benefits most from a heart scan?
Just about every adult. That’s because a heart scan is an accurate test that can help determine your future risk of heart attack or cardiovascular disease. That said, if you have pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns, you may have more to gain by having this scan. Speak to our team for more information.
What can I expect during the heart scan?
Before the examination commences you will lie on your back and be asked to hold your breath for a short period of time at various intervals. The scanning process is quiet, private, pain-free and takes less than 15 minutes. No injections are involved, there is no need to disrobe for the scan.
How should I dress for the scan?
You should wear comfortable clothes without metal closures, buttons or zippers. Women should try to wear a sports bra and avoid metal supports or underwires.
If you have a specific question about a heart scan that is not covered above, please contact our friendly team at the clinic on 02 8107 5960 or email us at email@example.com.