CT Coronary Angiography

CT Coronary Angiography available at:

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Charlestown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4920 8555

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Eastwood ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9858 1500

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Frenchs Forest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9451 1062

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Maitland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4004 5500

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Moore Park/City East ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8075 3400

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

CT Coronary Angiography

PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

  • CT Coronary Angiography Explained

    A CT Coronary Angiography is a non-invasive scan where the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart are viewed with the aid of a contrast injection to determine if there has been any plaque buildup. As your heart rate needs to be between 50 - 60 beats per minute, we may need to utilise beta blocker medication in order to achieve this.

  • Please advise us beforehand

    If you have had an adverse reaction to a previous contrast injection or other drugs or if you have any renal impairment. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire before the examination and sign a consent to the contrast injection if it is required for your examination.

    If you are, or may be, pregnant.

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pension Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

    You will need to fast for 4 hours before the test. If you are diabetic - please see special instructions below.

    Please arrive 1 hour before your scan.

  • What happens during the procedure

    When you arrive, we will take your medical history, and all paperwork will be completed. We will then check your heart rate - if your heart rate is above 60 beats per minute you may be given beta blocker medication.

    You will be given a gown to wear and a cannula will be inserted into a vein to administer the contrast. You may be asked to hold your breath as the scans are taken.

  • How long does it take

    When you arrive, we will take your medical history, and all paperwork will be completed. We will then check your heart rate - if your heart rate is above 60 beats per minute you may be given beta blocker medication.

    You will be given a gown to wear and a cannula will be inserted into a vein to administer the contrast. You may be asked to hold your breath as the scans are taken.

  • After Your Examination

    If you have been given beta blockers, your blood pressure and heart rate will be monitored to make sure they are normal before you leave. You may be given post-examination instructions to follow.

    Provided your Doctor permits, drink plenty of fluids for the next 24-48 hours.

  • Your images and report

    Our specialist doctors will analyse your CTCA images. Because image interpretation can be so time consuming, allow at least a few days for your results to become available. Urgent results can be provided upon request by your referring doctor.

  • Special Precautions

    You may not be able to have this test performed if you have previously had a reaction to X-ray contrast, or have significant renal failure. You must inform staff if there is any chance of pregnancy, or if you are breastfeeding.

  • Special Instructions for Diabetics

    If your examination requires fasting, then book an early morning appointment and have your breakfast and diabetic medication after the examination.

    If your examination will require an intravenous injection of contrast medium, we need to know your renal function. Please bring along the results of your most recent blood test creatinine level.

  • Possible Complications

    Allergic reactions to contrast material can occur but significant reactions are rare, and generally respond to adrenalin. Our staff members are equipped and trained to treat contrast reactions.

Services - CT

Ct - LOW DOSE

The philosophy of PRP is to image gently; each step being made as pleasant and safe as possible. Our 640-slice CT scanner with ultra-fast scanning times and low-dose radiation provides you with state-of-the-art health care.

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.