CT Coronary Angiogram (CTCA) in Singapore
What Is a CT Coronary Angiogram?
A CT Coronary Angiogram (CTCA) is a specialised imaging test used primarily to examine the coronary arteries of the heart. This test is crucial in diagnosing various heart conditions, particularly to check for narrowed or blocked arteries, commonly indicative of coronary artery disease.
Advantages of Non-invasive Imaging
Unlike traditional coronary angiograms that require inserting a catheter through a large blood vessel, CT angiograms are less invasive, utilising a contrast dye injected intravenously to highlight the blood vessels and tissues for clearer X-ray images.
Preparation and Procedure of CT Coronary Angiogram
The process is generally quick, taking about 15 to 25 minutes, and is conducted on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can resume normal activities almost immediately after the examination. Preparation for the test typically involves avoiding caffeinated drinks and exercises at least 12 hours prior to the test.
CT Coronary Angiogram: Risks and Considerations
There are certain risks and considerations associated with CT coronary angiograms. The use of contrast dye can pose a risk for those with allergies or kidney disease, and the procedure involves exposure to radiation, making it unsuitable for pregnant women. If you are concerned, please consult a doctor for more advice.
Immediate Post-procedure Care and Results
Results from the test are usually available soon after, allowing for timely discussions between patients and doctors about potential treatment options if any risks or signs of heart disease are detected.
Why Use Us?
Need an express report? We provide these at a cost of $50 before GST, and will be
sent to you through email.
(within 24 hours)
Please note we do not provide express reports on Saturdays.
CT Coronary Angiogram Price
|CT Calcium Score
|Coronary Arteries (includes Calcium Score)
|Double Rule Out - Coronary & Pulmonary Arteries
|Triple Rule Out - Coronary, Pulmonary & Aorta Arteries
|Coronary & Carotid Angiogram
We also provide other computed tomography (CT) scans such as brain, abdomen & pelvis. For a more comprehensive list, please refer to our CT scan page.
Can I Use MediSave to Pay for My CT Scan?
Yes, you can use $300 of your MediSave per annum per patient to pay for your CT scan to diagnose or treat your medical condition. Take note this is not applicable for plain X-rays or scans, which are covered under other MediSave uses. Feel free to enquire with us if you have any questions.
How Do I Book a CT Coronary Angiogram Appointment in Singapore?
You may undergo this procedure at our Orchard Clinic (Closest MRT: Orchard Boulevard TE13).
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