Biltmore Cardiology is now using a new CT system , the 64-slice LightSpeed VCT. We are one of the few cardiology practices in Phoenix to offer this advanced diagnostic equipment for specialized testing, now with lower exposure to radiation.
This system helps us obtain the information we need to diagnose disease and life-threatening illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, chest pain, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
The CT can capture images of a beating heart in five heartbeats or an organ in one second. This is twice as fast as conventional multi-slice CT scanners. We have invested in this advanced technology to provide better service to our patients and earlier detection of coronary heart disease.
Additionally, the calcium score test can be done on our CT to measure the amount of calcium deposited in the coronary arteries (the arteries that carry blood to your heart). The results are expressed as a calcium score and can be a preliminary indicator of the risk of heart disease.