vRad's Cardiac Radiology Expertise (including Coronary CTA and Cardiac MRI)
To help extend or launch your cardiac imaging function and improve patient care, vRad has expanded its portfolio of teleradiology services to include cardiac CTA (computed tomography angiography) interpretations.
Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA) is a heart imaging test that helps determine if plaque buildup has narrowed a patient’s coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart. Plaque is made of various substances circulating in the blood, such as fat, cholesterol and calcium that deposit along the inner lining of the arteries. Plaque, which builds up over time, can reduce or in some cases completely block blood flow. Patients undergoing a CCTA scan receive an iodine-containing contrast material (dye) as an intravenous (IV) injection to ensure the best possible images of the heart blood vessels.
Cardiac CTA is quickly emerging as a valuable imaging procedure at hospitals and medical facilities nationwide due to its ability to help physicians more easily identify and diagnose cardiovascular conditions, such as atherosclerosis and lumen stenosis. It is likely this trend will continue as the prevalence of these cardiovascular conditions increases and the technology behind cardiac CTA further evolves and becomes more precise.
Our more than 20 cardiac-trained radiologists (ACR guidelines / ACC level II & level III certified) are available to provide cardiac CTA interpretations. Additionally, our radiologists are trained to interpret cardiac CT images from the latest multi-slice scanners using leading visualization technologies.
Contact us to find out more about how vRad’s subspecialty solutions can help support your existing clinical resources—and help you expand into new patient offerings, like Cardiac CTA.