This test uses a CT machine to image the heart arteries
Indications for the test
Assessment for coronary artery disease or coronary artery anomalies
What to expect
You should be given a pre-medication to slow your heart rate (usually metoprolol or ivabradine), as a heart rate of <60 bpm is required for good quality images and to reduce radiation. This is usually given the evening prior and the morning of the test.
On the day, a cannula will be inserted into your arm vein and an iodine-based contrast agent will be infused quickly, allowing the arteries to ‘show-up’ brightly on the CT scan
Cardiology Tasmania has 5 specialist centres located in Derwent Park, Huonville, Oatland, Swansea and Rokeby. As well as our fixed locations, our cardiology specialists and consultants travel to regional and remote areas to ensure all patients have access to cardiology services regardless of where they live.
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Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS
Huon Valley Health Centre, 85 Main Road, Huonville, TAS
Midlands Multipurpose Health, 13 Church Street, Oatlands, TAS
Swansea General Practice: 37 Wellington Street, Swansea, TAS
Knopwood Medical Centre: 46 South Arm Road, Rokeby, TAS